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Monte Lema on the way of alpine pastures - Alpe Nisciora - 30.08.2020

Alpe Nisciora - A multilingual tourist guide will accompany as you discover this mountain’s scenic wonders.

Set off from Monte Lema SA cable car station in Miglieglia and enjoy the 10 to 15 minute panoramic trip. Alight at the top of this fabulous mountain set amongst some of the most scenic panoramic peaks in Ticino.

A welcome breakfast allows participants to get off to a good start before commencing the real excursion.

A multilingual tourist guide will accompany as you discover this mountain’s scenic wonders, on an itinerary which takes you from the mountaintop to a circular walk amongst woodland, Alpine pastures and magnificent peaks offering amazing views. You’ll be walking through wonderful bucolic landscapes offering an abundance of history and excitement, with the aroma of rhododendrons, majestic beech woods and centuries-old chestnut forests and the presence of ancient buildings bearing witness to a long-gone era of toil; the route follows part of the historical Lema-Tamaro way.

At the halfway point, there will be a relaxing halt for lunch, again based on local products cooked by a local farmer at one of the alpine hamlets set in splendid natural surrounds.

After a hearty traditional meal, the final stretch finally takes us back to the starting point (Miglieglia). A memorable hike amidst picturesque landscapes and a one-of-a-kind experience with a group of like-minded individuals. An approach to nature which allows you to observe important ecosystems and to watches the changes undereay. Following a path which winds its way down from the mountain slopes through native woodland, crossing babbling streams and discovering signs of the old charcoal burning kiln.

09:00 Meeting at the Monte Lema SA Cable Car – Miglieglia*

Daily Programme*

09:00 meet at the Monte Lema SA Cable Car – Miglieglia*
09:15 cable car up towards the top of Monte Lema
09:30 arrival at the Top and breakfast 
10:00 start of the thematic trail 
12:30 approximate arrival time at Alpe Nisciora, lunch with local producers
14:30 return to Mugena
16:30 arrival at the village of Miglieglia

Small shuttle bus for the return to Miglieglia

** We recommend using public transport.
* Indicative program subject to change


  • Payment directly to the cash desk of the cable car in Miglieglia.
  • Excursion subject to reconfirmation 48 hours before.
  • The guided tour will be held in the two prevalent languages.
  • The guide can decide to break off or cancel the excursion in case of bad weather.
  • Difficulty level / walking: moderate - mountain path.
  • We recommend clothing which is suitable for outdoor activities and hiking.
  • Water bottle recommended.  

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  1. Contact

    Funivia Monte Lema
    6986 Miglieglia
    +41 91 609 11 68


    Funivia Monte Lema
    +41 91 609 11 68

    Lugano Region tourist offices
    +41 58 220 65 06

  2. Notes

    • The route includes the crossing of the ridge of Tamaro - Lema
    • Duration of the walk of approximately 5 hours

  3. Prices

    Adults CHF 70.-*
    Children (3 - 16 years old) CHF 35.-

    * Included: guide, cable car, breakfast, lunch (drinks not included)

  4. How to arrive

    Meet at Miglieglia, you are advised to use public transport:  Post bus line 423
    from Lamone Cadempino station at 08:05 arriving at Miglieglia at 08:48
    for the return trip, bus at 17:09 arriving at 17:52 at Lamone Cadempino Station

    Alternatively, parking is available.