As an alternative excursion, it allows you to avoid Cima di Fojorina and a 400 meter altitude difference, and above all the Gazzirola, saving you a climb of 565 meters.
Capanna Pairolo - Capanna Bar: 802 m
Capanna Bar - Capanna Pairolo: 536 m
Capanna Pairolo - Capanna Bar: 4 h 50'
Stage 1: Brè – Monte Boglia – Alpe Bolla – Capanna Pairolo
Stage 1 shortened: Brè – Alpe Bolla – Capanna Pairolo
Stage 2: Capanna Pairolo – Cima di Fojorina – San Lucio – Gazzirola – Capanna Bar
Stage 3: Capanna Bar – Monte Bar – Gola di Lago – Monte Bigorio – Tesserete
Stage 3 shortened: Capanna Bar – Gola di Lago – Tesserete
The characteristic village of Brè, whose mount dominates Lugano, is the starting point of this excursion and its spectacular view is the first of many that we'll be encountering.
In comparison to the original itinerary, the shortest one skirts around the most scenic point of this leg: Mount Boglia.
The first part of the excursion leads you to Cima di Fojorina, passing through fascinating limestone landscapes, with a vegetation that is so particular that it is well worth seeing it for yourself.
Along this trail you climb up to the top of Mount Bar to then continue towards the Motto di Croce, two amongst the most appreciated panoramic points of our region. After going through Gola di Lago, with its nationally important peat-bogs, you then proceed to Mount Bigorio, a highly diversified region, which offers a further panoramic point during our excursion.
With the second shortcut, it's also possible to avoid the climb to Mount Bigorio.