Sep 6, 2019 - 1:47 PM
I'm trying to sort out my stays on a hike across Ticino from Olivine to Spruga. +- I'm surprised to find that starting from Faido and all along my route the places I'm finding are more expensive than I'm used to pay in Switzerland and largely full. There also doesn't seem to a lot of places to stay. This in late September, not what I would think of as high season. It's surprising.
Some years ago I hiked into Hinterrhein. I had no information that there was any place to stay there. Walking down the main street I met a woman and w/o a common language she understood that I was looking for a place to stay. She led me back to her home and showed me to a room set up for travellers. Set price with breakfast. There was no sign on her front door. I saw the same thing in Juf.
It seems there is accommodation that doesn't show up in any of the sources I use. I have to suppose that this is part of the culture. My question is; is this a cultural thing in Ticino too?