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Monte Brè

The Monte Brè funicular railway takes just over ten minutes from Ruvigliana to the summit: a sunny natural terrace above the Ceresio, from which the entire gulf of Lugano can be seen, and whose splendid scenery extends as far as the view of the imposing Monte Rosa and the Bernese and Valais Alps.

On Monte Brè there is no lack of opportunities for a family outing: playground, picnic areas and grill, but also a treasure hunt in nature with geocaching. The summit is also a strategic starting point for wonderful itineraries immersed in nature, either on foot or by mountain bike. There are several areas of natural interest in the area, as well as artistic and cultural places that the picturesque village of Brè offers. Finally, there is a delicious culinary offer, including traditional taverns and panoramic restaurants.

Cable car Monte Brè

The Monte Brè Cable Car opened in 1908. It was intended as a means of offering the inhabitants of Lugano a summer village where they could enjoy the fresh air, pleasant walks and spectacular views.

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Monte Brè gastronomy

Brè

The town of Brè has maintained its characteristics of ancient rural village and has gradually enriched itself with numerous artistic works.

Brè

The Wilhelm Schmid Museum

Located in the centre of the vil¬lage Brè, the Museum is dedicated to the work of the painter Wilhelm Schmid, an exponent of the German New Objectivity of the 20s, who moved to Ticino in 1937.

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Monte Brè

Guided excursion Lugano - Monte Brè

Every Friday, from 21.05 to 22.10.2021 From the heart of the city to the sunniest peak of Lugano. You'll enjoy the splendid view and walk through the tiny village of Brè.

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Monte Brè

Guided excursion Lugano - Monte Brè

Every Friday, from 21.05 to 22.10.2021 From the heart of the city to the sunniest peak of Lugano. You'll enjoy the splendid view and walk through the tiny village of Brè.

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Theme and Hiking trails, MTB and Road Ciclyng tracks

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– 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
– Lugano (Monte Brè) – Ponte Tresa

Lugano Bike – Nr. 66

One of the most attractive trails in the Ticino winds its way as a high trail around the Val Colla above Lugano and leads through the imposing Monte Tamaro to the hilly forest of Malcantone. A fantastic tour with spectacular panoramic views.

4 stages

Length 120 km
Duration 16 h
Height difference 4209 m
Requirements difficult
Conditions difficult
– Ponte Tresa – Monte Brè – Lugano – Morcote

Lugano e-MTB Tour

A regional itinerary for e-MTB lovers, which allows you to stay within your limits while still enjoying the excitement of the MTB. The route winds its way through the countryside around Lugano, offering spectacular views. There are several charging stations along the way.

Length 230.8 km
Duration 26 h 23'
Height difference 7663 m
Requirements medium
Conditions easy, difficult
– 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
– Lugano – Morcote – Caslano – Miglieglia – Tesserete – Monte Bar – Monte Brè – Lugano

Lugano Road Bike Tour

A circular itinerary proposed in three stages, to discover this varied territory surrounded by nature.

3 stages

Length 160.4 km
Duration 15 h 15'
Height difference 4321 m
Requirements difficult
Conditions difficult
– 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
– Lugano – Albonago – Monte Brè – Castagnola – Cassarate – Lugano

The Monte Brè trail

The city of Lugano lies at the foot of this mountain that overlooks and protects it on the eastern side.

Length 24 km
Duration 2 h 15'
Height difference 659 m
Requirements difficult
Conditions medium
– Monte Brè – Alpe Bolla – Brè

Brè Bike – Nr. 356

Itinerary on the outskirts of Lugano sheltered from the noises of the city. You can take a pleasant ride from the town taking the funicular railway up the majestic Monte Brè. From there you’ll pass through both its woods and those of Monte Boglia.

Length 15.7 km
Duration 2 h 15'
Height difference 637 m
Requirements medium
Conditions medium
– 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
– Lugano Trekking

Stage 1: Brè – Monte Boglia – Alpe Bolla – Capanna Pairolo

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.

Length 9.45 km
Duration 4 h 30'
Height difference 1160 m
Requirements medium
Conditions difficult
– Monte Brè Vetta – Brè – Aldesago – Ruvigliana

My favourite Descent

A route that allows even those who are less fit to have a wonderful experience on two wheels.

Length 7.54 km
Duration 15'
Height difference 6 m
Requirements easy
Conditions easy
– Monte Brè Vetta – Brè – Alpe Bolla – Pregassona

Monte Brè on bike

This medium-difficulty route offers the experience of cycling at high altitude.

Length 15.11 km
Duration 1 h 30'
Height difference 452 m
Requirements medium
Conditions medium
– Brè

Art presences

We propose that the larger public get acquainted with this charming little village.

Length 0.8 km
Duration 15'
Height difference 44 m
Requirements easy
Conditions easy
– Gandria – Brè

Gandria’s archeological and nature trail

This didactical trail offers you the possibility to approach nature and the history of this region in the most ideal of ways.

Length 7.3 km
Duration 3 h
Height difference 766 m
Requirements medium
Conditions medium
– Monte Brè – Brè – Brè villaggio – Monte Brè

Nature, art and fun trail

“Nature, art and fun trail” between the summit of Monte Brè and the village of Brè!

Length 3.95 km
Duration 1 h 15'
Height difference 182 m
Requirements easy
Conditions easy
– Monte Brè – Brè – Gandria – Castagnola – Cassarate

Landscapes and culture: discovering the thousand faces of Brè

“Landscapes and culture: discovering the thousand faces of Brè” continuing towards Gandria and returning to Cassarate.

Length 7.69 km
Duration 2 h 20'
Height difference 167 m
Requirements medium
Conditions medium
– Monte Brè – Brè – Carbonera – Monte Boglia – Capanna Alpe Bolla – Carbonera – Brè – Monte Brè

A hike immersed in nature

A perfect excursion for lovers of adventures in nature with the goal of the majestic Monte Boglia.

Length 13.49 km
Duration 5 h
Height difference 927 m
Requirements medium
Conditions difficult
– Monte Brè – Brè – Carbonera – Capanna Alpe Bolla – Denti della Vecchia – Capanna Pairolo – Cimadera

High altitude trekking

This itinerary is the ideal route for experienced hikers who want to embark on a high-altitude adventure.

Length 13.93 km
Duration 5 h 10'
Height difference 1048 m
Requirements medium
Conditions difficult
– Monte Brè – Brè – Carbonera – punto panoramico – Brè – Monte Brè

Hiking around Brè

This itinerary is ideal for those who want to experience the special features of the area surrounding the village of Brè, while also enjoying some panoramic views at high altitude.

Length 6.48 km
Duration 2 h 25'
Height difference 482 m
Requirements medium
Conditions medium
– Monte Brè – Brè – Ruvigliana – Parco San Michele – Cassarate

The south side of Monte Brè, between the summit and the lake

For anyone in the mood for a leisurely descent with hardly any climbs, this route is the right choice.

Length 5.02 km
Duration 1 h 35'
Height difference 63 m
Requirements medium
Conditions medium
– Monte Brè – Brè – Gandria – Cantine di Gandria – Caprino

The "mountain-lake" and "funicular-boat" itinerary

The "mountain-lake" and "funicular-boat" itinerary is well summarized in this same sentence.

Length 8.57 km
Duration 2 h 50'
Height difference 264 m
Requirements medium
Conditions medium
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