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Monte Lema on the way of alpine pastures - 21.07.2019

Alpe Firinescio - A multilingual tourist guide will accompany you as you discover this mountain’s scenic wonders.

Set off from Monte Lema SA cable car station in Miglieglia and enjoy the 10 to 15 minute panoramic trip. Alight at the top of this fabulous mountain set amongst some of the most scenic panoramic peaks in Ticino. A welcome breakfast allows participants to get off to a good start before commencing the real excursion.

A multilingual tourist guide will accompany you as you discover this mountain’s scenic wonders on an itinerary which takes you down from the mountaintop to the valley bottom amidst ancient chestnut woods. In this area, the main crop used to be the chestnut. Nowadays, chestnut woods which are a traditional aspect of the Southern Alps, play an essential leisure and ecological role
Alpine pastures in a magnificent bucolic landscape, steeped in history, with a wealth of emotions encompassing aromatic rhododendrons, majestic beech woods, centuries-old chestnut forests and the presence of ancient buildings bearing witness to a long-gone era of toil and hardship.

At the halfway point, there will be a relaxing halt for lunch, again based on local products cooked by a local farmer at one of the alpine hamlets set in splendid natural surrounds. After a hearty traditional meal, the final stretch finally takes us back to the starting point (Miglieglia).

A memorable hike amidst picturesque landscapes and a one-of-a-kind experience with a group of like-minded individuals. An approach to nature which allows you to observe important ecosystems and to watches the changes undereay. Following a path which winds its way down from the mountain slopes through native woodland, crossing babbling streams and discovering signs of the old charcoal burning kiln.


09:00 Meeting at the Monte Lema SA Cable Car – Miglieglia*

Daily Programme*

09:00 meet at the Monte Lema SA Cable Car – Miglieglia*
09:15 cable car up towards the top of Monte Lema
09:30 arrival at the Top and breakfast 
10:00 start of the thematic trail 
12:30 approximate arrival time at Alpe Firinescio, lunch with local producers
14:30 return to Fescoggia
16:30 arrival at the village of Miglieglia

Small shuttle bus for the return to Miglieglia

** We recommend using public transport.
* Indicative program subject to change


  • Excursion subject to reconfirmation 48 hours before.
  • The guided tour will be held in the two prevalent languages.
  • The guide can decide to break off or cancel the excursion in case of bad weather.
  • Difficulty level / walking: moderate
  • We recommend clothing which is suitable for outdoor activities and hiking. 

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  1. Contact

    Funivia Monte Lema
    6986 Miglieglia
    +41 91 609 11 68


    Funivia Monte Lema
    +41 91 609 11 68

    Lugano Region tourist offices
    +41 58 220 65 05

  2. Opening

    Daily programme

  3. Prices

    Adults CHF 50.-*
    Children (3 - 16 years old) CHF 25.-

    * Included: guide, cable car, breakfast, lunch (drinks not included)

  4. How to arrive

    Meet at Miglieglia, you are advised to use public transport:  Post bus line 423
    from Lamone Cadempino station at 08:05 arriving at Miglieglia at 08:48
    for the return trip, bus at 17:09 arriving at 17:52 at Lamone Cadempino Station

    Alternatively, parking is available.

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