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Goldeneye Bungee, Lake Locarno

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The Facts
Flight timefrom UK: 1hr 30mins; from US: 8hrs 10mins
Ideal length2 Nights
PriceFrom £749 pp
When to goApril - October

Look forward to...

Recreating the opening scenes of Goldeneye by bungee jumping off the Verzasca Dam.

Eating, drinking and being merry with locals in stylish Locarno.

Exploring Lake Maggiore: one of Switzerland’s most elegant lakeside resorts.

Canyoning and abseiling between breathtaking gorges and waterfalls.

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Remember the opening scene of Goldeneye? Bond plummets serenely from a Russian dam with the sheer concrete face of the dam seemingly feet from his falling body. Well, that could be you. Voted the top film stunt of all time, this 220 metre free fall drop is a rush like no other. Plus it's only an hour and a half from Zurich airport, so you can get out of the office on Friday afternoon and be sipping champagne over the lake by mid-evening in preparation for the big plunge. Not bad eh?

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shaken and stirred in lake maggiore

The shores of Lake Maggiore on the border of Italy and Switzerland combine a thrill seekers weekend of death defying stunts and heart stopping escapades with the stunning scenery and effortless style of the Swiss canton of Ticino. If you can handle any more adrenaline, you can choose from canyoning through the deep gorges, caving in the legendary Hell's Hole, mountain biking in the valleys of the Sopraceneri and abseiling off railway bridges, to name just a few. We love battling your way down the rocky white flow of the Scoul Gorge near glitzy St. Moritz, with traditional white buildings perched on the craggy rocks above. You'll earn some serious bragging rights with this getaway.

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living it up in locarno

The Hotel Garni Millennium and chic town of Locarno is the ideal way to settle the nerves after a hard day's highs. From the enchanting piazza cafés to the enticing Italian restaurants you will be spoiled for choice. This is one of Switzerland's most elegant lakeside resorts and is known as the weekend playground of the Milanese rich and famous.

Have an intense weekend of sensory stimulation in this stunning setting before heading back to the UK on Sunday, with some action packed tales to recount in the office on Monday morning. It's like something out of a film.


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