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Inspired by a life of adventure

You can go anywhere, see anything and become anyone.

Taking the road less travelled keeps you feeling alive. All your senses are on high-alert and you’re ready to embrace new experiences. You live in the moment and constantly adjust to your new environment and situation.

Ticino Adventures is a professional outdoor guide service built around these very principles. We live for adventure and love to share unforgettable experiences with thrill seekers from all over the world.

You don’t need to be an extreme athlete to experience the best of Ticino. We’ll take you out of your comfort zone, show you the incredible beauty of Ticino and create memories that last forever!


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Zach grew up in Alaska and New Mexico, after his 6-month career as an engineer he started working as a canyon guide in Moab, Utah. Since then, he guided various adventure activities around the globe before settling in Ticino. When he isn’t working he is flying his paraglider, riding whatever has two wheels and in winter he is skiing all over the planet. He’s also licensed tandem paragliding pilot and raft guide.

  • SOA Canyon Guide Level 2 (trip leader)
  • SOA Raft Guide Level 1
  • Wilderness First Responder
  • SHV-FSVL Professional Tandem Paragliding
Ticino and rest of Switzerland, USA, Japan, India, Malaysia.
Boggera Canyoning Ticino
Guide / Base manager

Hannah ist unsere stets gutgelaunte Fee. Sie kümmert sich um alles, vom Guiding, Basis bis hin zur Leopardenmuster-Unterwäsche ihrer Mitarbeiter.
Sie ist eigentlich Britin aber da sie nicht Bier trinkt musste sie nach Wengen auswandern und lernt im Moment das Skifahren im Winter.

  • SOA Guide Level 2 (trip leader)
  • Swiss Cycling Mtb Guide
Ticino and rest of Switzerland

Business history

From waaaaay back in 2000, where it all began…

The future…
We hope to continue offering new and challenging activities to help our adventurous explorers discover the best of Ticino!
Rebrand to Ticino Adventures
The company has evolved into a larger operation, offering many different activities and adventures in the Ticino area. Fabio and Zach decide to rebrand SwissChallenge as Ticino Adventures in order to reach and inspire a wider audience!
New owners
Markus Lang sells the company to Fabio Marinelli and Zachary Browning. The new owners are eager to build on the reputation for quality that SwissChallenge has earned.
Move to Cresciano
The base and headquarters are moved to Cresciano in Ticino’s Riviera Valley. SwissChallenge becomes the leading organizer of canyoning and river tours in Ticino.
the Blue S
The company becomes certified through Safety in Adventures – “the Blue S”.
Second base
SwissChallenge opens a second base in Roveredo, in the former Centro Sportivo Vera.
Markus Lang founds SwissChallenge GmbH
…with the goal of making canyoning and other outdoor activities available to a wider audience.