Imagine sleeping in the hay? Yes, you do not have to be a kid, actually you can experience this fun together with your kids... or even better your girlfriends... you'll be giggling into the wee hours of the night...
Farm stays and countryside holidays are on the rise as they fulfil the desire for a sustainable and nature-friendly tourism. Not only that, it's fun too! Guests can discover magnificent landscapes, taste delicious local foods and experience farm life first-hand.
The farms offer such a wide range of touristic options that you are sure to find one for your specific needs: hiking holidays, wellness, sleeping on straw, holiday apartments, dormitories, guest rooms etc.
Swiss farmers strive to offer you a healthy and authentic holiday experience. And they will go out of their way to make you feel at home.
In Ticino rural tourism is becoming a particularly interesting alternative proposition: thanks to the impetus of some pioneering firms and to promotional measures undertaken by authorities and the Ticino Farmers Union, the offer is constantly being broadened. Currently, there are around one hundred such businesses operating in Ticino.
Agritourism Switzerland came into being as a result of the merger of three organisations: Schlaf im Stroh!, Swiss Holiday Farms and tourisme-rural.ch, in collaboration with the Swiss Farmers' Union.
So, whether you would prefer to wake up in the morning in a bed of fragrant straw, enjoy fresh air in a mountain hut, feel right at home in a comfortable holiday apartment or follow the tracks of a variety of farm animals – the choice is yours!
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