Experience Ticino’s rustic charm

Support the Sterchi Buschle family as they work at their holiday camp in the village of Mergoscia. Located in the remote Verzasca valley, they can only be reached on foot.

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  • Insights into life on the Alp
  • Great view of Lake Maggiore
  • 5 extended Rustici with 30 sleeping places
  • Cooking on the wood stove
  • Energy generated by solar panels
  • 1x work-free day with great leisure activities
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Campo Cortoi is an oasis, just the place to be.
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Stefanie & Marco - The plant manager pair
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Support with the preservation of the cultural landscape, with the woodworking, with cooking, with the realisation of class camps, if necessary with the shopping in the valley with the donkey

During your stay you will also have the opportunity, depending on the workload, to „get a taste“ of the organic vineyard in Mergoscia.

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The typical mountain village of Mergoscia is situated on a sunny southern slope and is the ideal starting point for numerous hikes.

Our tips: The tourist centres of Locarno and Tenero are only a few kilometres away.

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  • Organisation of travel and stay at Campo Cortoi
  • 4 overnight stays in a double room in one of the rustic stone houses
  •  Breakfast, lunch and dinner at the farm
  • Arrival & return journey by train to Mergoscia
  •  Supervision & coordination of the work and activities by the couple
  • Swiss Coupon Pass with 100 exclusive 2 for 1 offers throughout Switzerland worth CHF 49.00
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  • Available from 06.05. to 15.11.2019, Monday to Friday
  • The offer includes board and lodging. In return, you will support your hosts with all the work they do at Campo Cortoi
  • This is a programme in cooperation with Schweizer Berghilfe, the charity that raises money to support the alpine communities and farmers. A mandatory donation of 20% from the cost of your volunteer holiday will go to the Schweizer Berghilfe, a charity that raises money to support alpine communities and farmers. A further 20% goes to the host of the volunteer holiday.  Please find more information here (website only in German or French).
  • The booking will be processed in Swiss Francs (CHF). Foreign currencies are price indications only and are subject to normal exchange rate fluctuations.

 

 

 

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Take the train to Locarno in Ticino. There you change to the bus and go to the terminus in Mergoscia. Continue on foot along the hiking trail in the direction of Monti di Cortoi to Campo Cortoi which is marked with official hiking signs. The walking time is about 40 minutes. Access to the site is only by foot, with all material transported in backpacks. Alternatively, you can organise your own journey to Mergoscia with your own vehicle. After an exciting and inspiring week you will start your journey home on Friday afternoon.

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