Lago di Lugano, Ticino


  • 12-13th June 2021
  • 04-05th September 2021


  • 2 Tage


  • CHF340


  • 1:6


  • Pete


In Ticino we visit Switzerland’s most southerly lake, Lago di Lugano, dotted with palm trees and spectacular mountain scenery. The shape of the lake offers ever changing views and provides lots of possibilities to explore, with good food, coffee stops and the pretty fishing villages of Morcote and Gandria to visit along the way. The area is a UNESCO world heritage site and really gets you into that holiday feeling with its Italian flavour and laid back atmosphere.

We spend two days on Lago Lugano to really take in Ticinese ambiance and culture. We start the course officially on Saturday morning but we often meet already on Friday evening at the campsite and take the opportunity to sample the great Ticinese food at the local pizzeria. So if you arrive on Friday and fancy joining for a dinner, drop us a line.
On the first day we paddle form the campsite accross the Italian border to Porto Ceresio and return via the famous Morcote. On the second day we continue our journey towards Lugano with the option of passing by Gandria, before completing our journey in Lugano itself.



Some paddling experience and completion of our Sea Kayak Solid Foundations course or equivalent



We’re based at the Camping Monte Generoso in Maroggia. There are options of camping or renting a caravan, these can be arranged directly with the campsite. The price is excluding food and accommodation.

Meeting Point

Camping Monte Generoso, Maroggia Melano


Unsere Coaching Philosophie

Individuelles Seekajak Coaching ist unser Herzensangelegenheit. Wir holen dich dort ab, wo du bist und begleiten dich bei dem, was du erreichen möchtest.

Durch unsere mehrjährige Erfahrung auf dem Meer verstehen wir, was das Seekajak Fahren wirklich ausmacht und sind passioniert, dieses Wissen auf eine möglichst effektive und nachhaltige Art und Weise weiterzugeben. 

Lerne Seekajak Basics auf dem See, der sich super eignet um Sicherheit für die ersten eigenen Paddelabenteuer zu gewinnen oder buche einen Finetuning Kurs, der dir wichtiges Werkzeug mitgibt, um auch auf dem Fluss oder sogar auf dem offenen Meer paddeln zu können. Egal, ob kurze Trips auf dem See in deiner Nähe oder Langstrecken und  Expeditionen, die Planung von Trips auf dem Meer oder das spielerische Paddeln mit dem Seekajak zwischen Felsen und in den Wellen. Wir begleiten dich dabei!

Alle unsere Coaches “durchpaddelten” mehrere Seekajak – Qualifikationen auf dem Meer und teilen nicht nur die Leidenschaft für den Sport, sondern auch für inspirierendes Coaching. “We make you feel the learning” ist unsere Philosophie.

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Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

As usual, had a great time with Hightide. They never disappoint with their professionalism, responsiveness to the needs of paddlers and they are always good for a laugh. Highly recommended!

Simon Parker

Friendly staff, professional attitude

As a complete stranger to kayaking I did not expect this amount of progress I made in the course of a single day, the topics were carefully selected and built on top of each other, the instructor was easy going and relaxed, without making any compromises to safety.


Private Coaching (3 hours)

Excellent coaching session where I quickly enhanced my technique of turning, apprehend safely a rapid u-turn, optimize my move forward and learn how use the minimum of energy. It is exactly the type of coaching session that I was expecting, in order to get more familiar with my boat and the water element. On the top of that, conditions were perfect and the scenery of the lake is simply magical. Highly recommended.

Luc Bouley

Directions to Camping Monte Generoso, Ticino

Car Share

> If you’re coming by car and want to take someone with you, please get in contact with us and we can let the other people know

By car

> from Bönigen: 3h
> from Bern: 3h, 30min
> from Zurich: 2h, 40min
> Parking at the campsite
> Coordinates >> 45°55’41.9″N 8°58’38.5″E

Public Transport

> Train to Lugano
> S 10 25785: Lugano bis Maroggia-Melano
> Direction Como S. Giovanni
> Always: 06 & :36 minutes past the hour
> Journey time approx. 15min
> approx. 9 minute on foot in southern direction

Meet our Coaching Team

Dave Storey

Managing Director Operations, Head Coach & Lifeguard

Karel Meulders

Head Guide, Coach & Lifeguard

Peter Blik

Senior Guide, Coach & Lifeguard

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