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Excursions - San Salvatore – Carona – Morcote

The Charm of the Peninsula

  1. Notes

    Start locality: San Salvatore
    End locality: Morcote

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This itinerary permits you to explore from North to South this charming peninsula on the outskirts of Lugano.

For the most part, this excursion runs along dirt roads immersed in highly diversified wooded areas. It’s a real garden with a breathtaking view at just a stone’s throw from the city! You start by reaching the top of majestic San Salvatore by cable car (from arch to October), with its 360° view; you then proceeds towards Carona, with its picturesque hamlet and the San Grato Park with its many attractions and from here you head in the direction of Alpe Vicagna to finally reach the characteristic village of Morcote. To get an even better idea of this region we suggest you take a boat ride back to Lugano (from April to October). Request your brochure.
The tour can be shortened.


9 km

Height difference

San Salvatore - Morcote: 257 m
Morcote - San Salvatore: 867 m




San Salvatore - Morcote: 2 h 50'