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Excursions – ViaGottardo

Stage 18: Lugano – Morcote

From Paradiso, the demanding but rewarding route climbs to San Salvatore, the best-known vantage point on the Luganersee lake.

Passing typical Ticino villages, picturesque landscapes and hospitable grotti, the hike leads slowly down to Morcote.


12 km

Height difference

Salita/Aufstieg/Ascension/Ascent: 800 m
Discesa/Abstieg/Descente/Descent: 860 m
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Lugano – Morcote: 4 h 45'
Morcote – Lugano: 4 h 50'



  1. Related Excursions
  2. Notes
  3. How to arrive

    Arrival / return travel Lugano
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    Arrival / return travel Morcote, Piazza Grande
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    Transit Lugano
    Rail, bus, boat recommendation
    Paradiso, Stazione FFS–Lugano, Stazione
    Lugano, Stazione–Paradiso, Stazione FFS

    Reason: The route section between Lugano Bahnhof and Lugano-Paradiso is not signalised.

    Ascent Monte S. Salvatore
    Rail, bus, boat recommendation
    Lugano-Paradiso MS–Monte San Salvatore
    Monte San Salvatore–Lugano-Paradiso MS

    Reason: metres in height saved approx. 600m.

  4. Signalization

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