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!





Zach wuchs in Alaska und New Mexico auf und begann nach seiner 6-monatigen Karriere als Ingenieur in Moab als Canyon-Guide zu arbeiten. Seitdem begann er zu reisen, zu arbeiten und Motorräder rund um den Globus zu kaufen. Inzwischen besitzt er auf fast allen Kontinenten ein Motorrad! Wenn er nicht arbeitet, fliegt er mit seinem Gleitschirm, fährt auf zwei Rädern und fährt im Winter auf der ganzen Welt Ski. Er führt auch Freeride-Skiferien in Japan und arbeitet als Tandem Pilot

Guiding experience: Tessin und Rest der Schweiz, USA, Japan, Indien, Malaysia.
Owner & Guide


Wenn Du ihn ein oder zwei Minuten vom Biken aufhalten kannst, wird Fabio Dir (in fast jeder Sprache) sagen, dass er seit 12 Jahren im Tessin lebt, weil es so ein toller Ort ist für Outdoor-Sportarten. Wenn er nicht gerade am Biken oder beim Canyoning ist, ist er irgendwo in den Bergen, beim Klettern oder Skifahren oder am Strand beim Kitesurfen anzutreffen.

Guiding experience: Ticino


Diane, unser Energiebündel aus dem Wallis. Sie ist in allen Elementen zuhause, im Sommer auch bei uns in unseren Canyons. Wenn sie nicht gerade im Canyon arbeitet fährt sie Rallye Rennen und singt Blood Hound Gang Covers.

Guiding experience: Tessin und restliche Schweiz
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.

Guiding experience: Ticino and rest of Switzerland
Freelance Guide / Rivertour Guide


Luki lives in Bern and works for us as a freelance guide. He has worked for many years in the rafting and canyoning industry and there is absolutely nothing that phases him. When he is not working in the water he is teaching sport at the university.

Guiding experience: Ticino and rest of Switzerland
Base Manager / Lead Guide


Paulina aka ‘Ppower’ is a dutch superwoman! She studied history of art, is a ski teacher in winter & has worked with us since 2015. She is loaded with positivity & energy and we are very happy to have her in our team!

Guiding experience: Ticino


Todd is our kiwi machine. He lives in Interlaken, where he works as a carpenter. He is a sports multi-talent, famous for his skiing skills, acrobatics in the canyon and for beeing always keen for a mission. We are stoked to call him our friend and coworker since we started to work in the canyons.

Guiding experience: Interlaken, Graubünden and Ticino


From waaaaay back in 2000, where it all began...

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    The future...

    We hope to continue offering new and challenging activities to help our adventurous explorers discover the best of Ticino!

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    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!

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    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.

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    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.

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    The company becomes certified through Safety in Adventures – “the Blue S”.

    safety in adventures

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    SwissChallenge opens a second base in Roveredo, in the former Centro Sportivo Vera.

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    Markus Lang founds SwissChallenge GmbH with the goal of making canyoning and other outdoor activities available to a wider audience.

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