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Excursions - Trans Swiss Trail

Stage 32: Morcote – Mendrisio

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

13 km

Height difference

Morcote – Mendrisio: 780 m
Mendrisio – Morcote: 740 m
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Requirements

medium

Time

Morcote – Mendrisio: 4 h 20'
Mendrisio –Morcote: 4 h 10'

Conditions

medium

  1. Related Excursions
  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 Morcote, Piazza Grande
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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.

    Ascent Monte San Giorgio
    Rail, bus, boat recommendation
    Brusino–Serpiano
    or
    Serpiano–Brusino

    Reason: metres in height saved approx. 380m.

  4. Signalization

    Trans Swiss Trail - Porrentruy–Mendrisio