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Je kunt overal heen gaan, alles zien en iemand worden.

Als je minder op reis gaat, heb je het gevoel dat je leeft. Al je zintuigen staan ​​op scherp en je bent klaar om nieuwe ervaringen te omarmen. Je leeft in het moment en past je constant aan aan je nieuwe omgeving en situatie. Ticino Adventures is een professionele outdoor-gidsservice die rond deze principes is gebouwd. We leven voor avontuur en delen graag onvergetelijke ervaringen met sensatiezoekers uit de hele wereld. Je hoeft geen extreme atleet te zijn om het beste van Ticino te ervaren. We nemen je mee uit je comfortzone, laten je de ongelooflijke schoonheid van Ticino zien en creëren herinneringen die eeuwig meegaan! #startexploring


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. Since then, he started to travel, work and buy motorbikes around the globe. He now owns a motorbike in almost every continent! 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 also guides freeride ski trips to Japan and is working on his Swiss tandem-paragliding license.

Guiding experience: Ticino and rest of Switzerland, USA, Japan, India, Malaysia.
Owner & Guide


If you can get him to stop riding his mountain bike for a minute or two, Fabio will tell you (in just about any language you want) that he’s been living in Ticino for the last 15 years because it’s such an amazing place for outdoor sports. When he’s not biking or canyoning, you can find him somewhere in the mountains, climbing or skiing, or on a beach somewhere kiting and surfing.

Guiding experience: Ticino and rest of Switzerland


Akos is from Hungary and has been working summers back to back between Switzerland and New Zealand. He’s always up for a canyoning mission, loves to travel and discover new canyoning areas all over the world. When he’s not canyoning he’s spending time with his kids and he really likes peanuts!

Guiding experience: Ticino, New Zealand, Greece, Turkey, Spain, France...
Guide / Base manager


Jelle has been guiding canyons for 7 years. He works summers in Ticino and winters in Wallis, so he’s enjoying the best of Switzerland! When he’s not working he enjoys meditation, growing Guinea Pigs and hugging trees. He likes carrots.

Guiding experience: Ticino and rest of Switzerland, Spain, New Zealand, France
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 or trying to jump of some ridiculously high cliff. He really likes Vanille Gipfeli!

Guiding experience: Ticino and rest of Switzerland


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


We gaan terug in de tijd naar het jaar 2000, waar het allemaal begon...

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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”.

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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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Corona Virus Update: Currently, there are no plans for quarantine in the canton of Ticino. We plan to run our tours normally this summer. In case the situation would change, we are prepared with a number of alternatives in northern and central Switzerland.