The first part of this hike is the same path of the Mountain Trail to Monte Lema, until Monte Gradiccioli, where it begins to follow a downhill and shady, but also very attractive and scenic, route in the second part.
As for many other excursions, departure is Alpe Foppa (1,532 m a.s.l) from where you are going to reach the summit of Monte Tamaro, that welcomes you with a breath-taking 360° view. There is also the possibility to take another route which shortens the required time for about half an hour.
You have to follow the traditional Mountain Trail Monte Tamaro – Monte Lema until Monte Gradiccioli. After reaching its summit, continue downhill along the east ridge and then through fabulous beech and chestnut woods. Arosio, a typical and picturesque village in Malcantone, is about 2 hours’ walk from the summit of Monte Tamaro and is the ideal place to enjoy a well-deserved break while waiting for the bus back to Rivera.
Alpe Foppa - Monte Tamaro: 815 m
Monte Tamaro - Arosio : 1517 m
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Alpe Foppa - Arosio: 5 h 30'
Alpe Foppa – Alpe di Neggia
Tour of Monte Tamaro
Alpe Duragno walk
Alpe Foppa – Piano di Mora – Rivera (via forestry road)
Alpe Foppa – Piano di Mora – Rivera (direct route)
Alpe Foppa – Nágra – Rivera
Alpe Foppa – Nágra – Piano di Mora
Alpe Foppa – Duragno – Rivera
Alpe Foppa – Duragno – Piano di Mora
The Monte Tamaro - Monte Lema Hike
The walk is also interesting departing from Arosio.