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  • Sentiero Lago di Lugano - Stage 8 Morcote Riva San Vitale
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Excursions - Sentiero Lago di Lugano

Stage 8: Morcote – Riva San Vitale (Capolago)

The Monte San Giorgio, also known as the «Fossil Mountain», is a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage, tackled after a short boat trip.

Dinosaur fossils dating back 230-240 million years can be marvelled at in a small museum in Meride.

Length

11 km

Height difference

Morcote – Riva San Vitale (Capolago): 840 m
Riva San Vitale (Capolago) – Morcote: 840 m
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Requirements

medium

Time

Morcote – Riva San Vitale (Capolago): 4 h 30'
Riva San Vitale (Capolago) – Morcote: 4 h 30'

Conditions

medium

  1. Related Excursions
  2. Notes

    Hint
    Rail/bus/boat: please not the boat recommendation No. 312 for lake passage Morcote–Brusino Arsizio

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  3. How to arrive

    Arrival / return travel Morcote, Piazza Grande
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    Arrival / return travel Capolago-Riva S. Vitale
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    Crossing Lago di Lugano
    Crossing Lago di Lugano312
    Rail, bus, boat recommendation
    Morcote SNL–Brusino Arsizio Funivia
    or
    Brusino Arsizio Funivia–Morcote SNL
    Reason: crossing Lago di Lugano.

    Ascent Monte San Giorgio
    Ascent Monte San Giorgio313
    Rail, bus, boat recommendation
    Brusino–Serpiano
    or
    Serpiano–Brusino
    Reason: metres in height saved approx. 380m.

  4. Signalization

    Wl 052 00 Ti 140Px