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Hiking

Over 940 kilometres of trails criss-crossed Lugano Region. Many of these hiking trails wind their way through ever-changing landscapes along fabulous routes, appealing and catering to all levels.

Though each one is different, what they have in common are the awe-inspiring views.

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Excursions – Lugano (Monte Brè) – Tesserete

Lugano Trekking

Enchanting path surrounded by nature with extraordinary panorama!

3 stages

Length 42 km
Duration 16 h 30'
Height difference 3100 m
Requirements medium
Conditions medium
Excursions – Lugano (Magliaso) – Mendrisio

Sentiero Lago di Lugano

Those who have hiked these stages know the Sottoceneri through and through: from the pre-Alpine mountains to the Mediterranean shores, from mountain huts to grottos surrounded by vineyards, the Sottoceneri presents itself in all its diversity.

9 stages

Length 137 km
Duration 49 h
Height difference 8700 m
Requirements medium
Conditions difficult

The Monte Tamaro - Monte Lema Hike

This pre-alpine crossing is one of the most renowned and astounding excursions in the Swiss Pre-Alps and is located in an area overlooking both Switzerland and Italy.

Length 12.8 km
Duration 4 h 50'
Height difference 963 m
Requirements medium
Conditions difficult

Sentiero Caprino – Cantine di Gandria

An excursion on a mountain trail that runs along the Lake of Lugano, at the slopes of Mount Caprino, in close contact with nature, where it’s possible to enjoy the attractiveness of both mountains and lake.

Length 4.5 km
Duration 1 h 20'
Height difference 177 m
Requirements medium
Conditions easy
Excursions – Tesserete – Origlio

Sentiero Lago di Origlio

An easy path in the Capriasca region, close to the city of Lugano. Recommended for those who want to escape from the chaos of the city and relax into nature. The Origlio lake is the ideal place to relax and have fun with friends.

Length 6 km
Duration 1 h 30'
Height difference 200 m
Requirements easy
Conditions easy
Excursions – Gandria – Monte Brè

Sentiero Monte Brè

This short route invites you to appreciate the beauty of the picturesque villages of Gandria and Brè, to enjoy the breathtaking view of the gulf of Lugano and to relax along a wonderful hiking path that pass through a pleasant wooded area.

Length 4 km
Duration 1 h 50'
Height difference 650 m
Requirements easy
Conditions medium
Excursions – Isone – Rivera

Cima di Medeglia Path

A pleasant hike in the middle of Ticino, close to Mount Ceneri, between Bellinzona and Lugano. The path reaches one of the most panoramic peaks of the region: you will have a breathtaking view of the surrounding area.

Length 13.28 km
Duration 4 h 30'
Height difference 680 m
Requirements medium
Conditions difficult
Excursions – Arosio – Monte Ferraro – Passo d'Agario – Mugena

The alpine pasture Trail

If you like the idea of combining the discovery of ancient Alpine pastures with a 360° scenic landscape, the path linking Arosio to Mugena via Monte Ferraro and the Agario pass is just the ticket!

Length 17.3 km
Duration 5 h 50'
Height difference 1064 m
Requirements medium
Conditions difficult
Excursions – San Salvatore – Ciona – Carona – Parco San Grato – Alpe Vicania – Morcote

The Peninsula’s allure

A proposal that allows you to reach the south side of this intriguing and varied peninsula, to visit the scenic San Grato Park, to continue towards Alpe Vicania until Morcote.

Length 9 km
Duration 2 h 50'
Height difference 257 m
Requirements medium
Conditions difficult
Excursions – Corticiasca – Monte Bar – Roveredo

The Scenic Trail

At a certain altitude along this trail, you’ll pass through a series of woods, meadows and alpine pastures; this long walk leads you to the discovery of a multi-faceted landscape that initially brings you to Mount Bar, the trek’s highest point, offering a 360° view over the entire region.

Length 11 km
Duration 4 h 30'
Height difference 852 m
Requirements medium
Conditions difficult
Excursions – Brè – Monte Boglia – Monte Brè

Imposing Mountains

The picturesque village of Brè, whose centre is characterised by an interesting artistic itinerary, is the starting point of this excursion.

Length 10.65 km
Duration 4 h 30'
Height difference 902 m
Requirements medium
Conditions difficult
Excursions – Bogno – San Lucio – Corticiasca

Toward Monte Bar

You’ll cross pretty hamlets, woods and alpages, where you’ll meet some rare Highland cattle. You’ll be treated to magnificent views and the great taste of local delicacies. The Monte Bar excursion offers a sunny and warm walk. If you think of Lugano and its valleys as an amphitheatre, Monte Bar is its most exclusive seat. It’s there to be enjoyed.

Length 16 km
Duration 5 h 25'
Height difference 934 m
Requirements medium
Conditions difficult
Excursions – Mezzovico – Pian Cusello – Sigirino

Wandering through the Woods

Following this itinerary, you are constantly in contact with nature, although every now and again you may
also come across man’s work.

Length 15.8 km
Duration 6 h 30'
Height difference 1369 m
Excursions – Tesserete – San Lucio – Brè – Tesserete

Lugano & Capriasca Scenic Trail

A stunning, panoramic excursion (run) along ridges in the Lugano area through awe-inspiring landscapes offering unique vistas!

Length 54 km
Duration 18 h 30'
Height difference 3900 m
Requirements difficult
Conditions difficult
Excursions – Alpe Foppa – Capanna Tamaro – Monte Tamaro – Alpe di Neggia

Alpe Foppa – Alpe di Neggia

Panoramic hike, which takes you from Alpe Foppa to Alpe di Neggia, offering you two variations along the path, both surrounded by the nature.

Length 6.9 km
Duration 2 h 45'
Height difference 512 m
Requirements medium
Conditions medium
Excursions – Alpe Foppa – Capanna Tamaro – Monte Tamaro – Bassa d’Indemini – Bassa di Montoia – Monte Gradiccioli – La Bassa – Arosio

Alpe Foppa – Arosio

Twin Hike of the Monte Tamaro – Monte Lema Mountain Trail.

Length 14.5 km
Duration 5 h 30'
Height difference 815 m
Requirements medium
Conditions difficult
Excursions – Alpe Foppa – Capanna Tamaro – Monte Tamaro – Alpe Foppa

Tamaro summit

Step by step to the top of Monte Tamaro and its unique panorama view over Ticino.

Length 8 km
Duration 3 h
Height difference 575 m
Requirements medium
Conditions medium
Excursions – Alpe Foppa – Capanna Tamaro – Monte Tamaro – Alpe Duragno – Alpe Foppa

Tour of Monte Tamaro

The ultimate scenic route.

Length 9.7 km
Duration 3 h 40'
Height difference 723 m
Requirements medium
Conditions medium
Excursions – Ristorante Alpe Foppa – panoramic point one – Ristorante Alpe Foppa

Artistic Walk

The Artistic Walk combines nature and culture and is of interest for the whole family.

Length 1 km
Duration 20'
Height difference 52 m
Requirements easy
Conditions easy
Excursions – Ristorante Alpe Foppa – Zottone - panoramic point two - panoramic point one – Ristorante Alpe Foppa

Panoramic Walk

The path which combines unique views and culture.

Length 2.6 km
Duration 50'
Height difference 141 m
Requirements easy
Conditions easy
Excursions – Alpe Foppa – Alpe Duragno – Capanna Tamaro – Alpe Foppa

Alpe Duragno walk

The circular Alpe Duragno Walk, the longest of the three, offers you a panoramic and constantly suggestive view.

Length 6.4 km
Duration 2 h 25'
Height difference 476 m
Requirements medium
Conditions medium
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