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Excursions - ViaGottardo

Stage 19: Mendrisio – Morcote

A short climb leads to the UNESCO World Heritage of Monte San Giorgio, the fossil mountain with its 300 million years of history.

Via the fascinating villages of Meride and Tremona you reach «Magnifico Borgo» Mendrisio, famous for its elegant historic buildings.

Length

14 km

Height difference

Morcote – Mendrisio: 680 m
Mendrisio – Morcote: 620 m
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Requirements

easy

Time

Morcote – Mendrisio: 4 h 40'
Mendrisio – Morcote: 4 h 35'

Conditions

medium

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  2. Notes

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

  3. How to arrive

    Arrival / return travel Brusino Arsizio, Funiva
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    Arrival / return travel Mendrisio
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    Crossing Lago di Lugano
    Rail, bus, boat recommendation
    Morcote SNL–Brusino Arsizio Funivia
    or
    Brusino Arsizio Funivia–Morcote SNL

    Reason: crossing Lago di Lugano.

  4. Signalization

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