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Theme Trails

Discover the closer and further surroundings area on foot thanks the theme trails in the Region of Lugano!

Journey from south to north, and you'll travel from olive groves and vineyards, across rolling plateaux, to silent forest and rugged mountains peaks.

This selection of themes itineraries will give you a taste of the extraordinary variety of walks, with a brief description, a tecnical sheet and a map where you can have a indea of the trail.

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Theme Trails - Gandria - Castagnola

The Olive Grove Trail

This path passes through an area where the remains of ancient olive trees may still be seen and in which the olive tree has just recently been re-introduced.

Length 3.17 km
Duration 1 h
Height difference 137 m
Requirements easy
Conditions easy
Theme Trails - Arosio - Breno - (Arosio)

The Chestnut Tree Trail

A Thematic path crossing five villages in the Alto Malcantone region, passing through woodlands with chestnut trees, birches, creeks and fields. Moreover, one can admire the view of the various villages and glimpse a panorama reaching until Monte Rosa.

Length 9.5 km
Duration 2 h 55'
Height difference 444 m
Requirements easy
Conditions easy
Theme Trails - Carona

Tematic paths of San Grato park

62.000 sq. meters with the largest and most varied collection of azaleas, rhododendrons and conifers of the entire Insubric Region.

Theme Trails - Monte Lema - Forcola - Miglieglia

Between sky and earth

A way of approaching nature that permits one to observe its ecosystem and understand its evolution.

Length 8.37 km
Duration 2 h 20'
Height difference 936 m
Requirements medium
Conditions medium
Theme Trails - Monte San Salvatore

Monte San Salvatore Nature trail

Discover the fascinating wonders of the nature of Monte San Salvatore, located few steps away form the city.

Length 1.6 km
Duration 35'
Height difference 105 m
Requirements medium
Conditions medium
Theme Trails - Monte Lema – Alpe di Cima Pianca – Miglieglia

Sulla via degli Alpeggi: Monte Lema - Alpe di Cima Pianca

The Alpe di Cima Pianca, owned by the Patriciate of Novaggio, is located on the route Cielo e Terra, currently loaded with suckler cows from the region. On site you can visit the small Woodcutter Museum.

Length 7.8 km
Duration 3 h
Height difference 74 m
Requirements medium
Conditions difficult
Theme Trails - Monte Lema – Tramboschino – Casera – Miglieglia

Sulla Via degli Alpeggi: Monte Lema - Tramboschino - Casera

Area reforested in the period 1900-60 with the planting of forest species that crown the slope, color the landscape and protect the valley floor from natural hazards.

Length 5.45 km
Duration 2 h 30'
Height difference 38 m
Requirements medium
Conditions difficult
Theme Trails - Monte Lema - Alpe di Mageno – Breno

Sulla Via degli Alpeggi: Monte Lema - Alpe di Mageno – Breno

Alpe owned by the Patriciate of Breno loaded with about seventy goats, with the production of cheese on the spot.

Length 7.3 km
Duration 3 h
Height difference 177 m
Requirements medium
Conditions difficult
Theme Trails - Monte Lema - Alpe Agario – Alpe di Coransù – Alpe Firinescio – Fescoggia

Sulla via degli Alpeggi: Monte Lema - Alpe Agario – Alpe di Coransù – Alpe Firinescio – Fescoggia

Alpe appartenant au Patriziato de Fescoggia, située dans un lieu enchanteur immergé dans la nature sauvage du Val Firinescio.

Length 12.3 km
Duration 3 h 30'
Height difference 349 m
Requirements medium
Conditions difficult
Theme Trails - Monte Lema - Alpe Agario – Alpe Nisciora – Varera – Mugena

Sulla via degli Alpeggi: Monte Lema - Alpe Agario – Alpe Nisciora – Varera – Mugena

Die Alpe Agario ist geprägt von weiten Wiesen, die von schottischen Ziegen und Kühen beweidet werden, und von der Anwesenheit des Bergfasans. Das Amphitheater Gradiccioli bietet auch die Möglichkeit einer Erfrischung.

Length 11 km
Duration 4 h 30'
Height difference 343 m
Requirements medium
Conditions difficult
Theme Trails - Sonvico - Rosone - Monte Roveraccio - Sonvico

The Historical Sonvico Nature Trail

The comparison between past and present, at every step of the way, will make us more aware of the delicate and complex relationship between living organisms and the surrounding nature.

Length 9.1 km
Duration 3 h
Height difference 478 m
Requirements medium
Conditions medium
Theme Trails - Novaggio - Maglio di Aranno - Novaggio

The Trail of Marvels

This trail leads you to the discovery of dry walls, windmills, corn grinding mills, castles, old brickworks and mines.

Length 6.35 km
Duration 2 h 10'
Height difference 345 m
Requirements medium
Conditions medium
Theme Trails - Caslano

The Natural Park of Monte Caslano

An educational path with didactic information about the flora and fauna of Monte Caslano. Along the trail one can stop to admire the view of the Gulfs of Caslano and Agno, the Strait of Lavena Ponte Tresa and Italian territories.

Length 4.4 km
Duration 1 h 25'
Height difference 258 m
Requirements medium
Conditions medium
Theme Trails - Ponte Capriasca - Tesserete - Origlio - Ponte Capriasca

The “Storytelling” Trail

Along this trail you’ll be able to discover local stories, legends and to have the possibility of discovering and appreciating the enchanting Capriasca region.

Length 11.85 km
Duration 3 h 30'
Height difference 467 m
Requirements easy
Conditions easy
Theme Trails - 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
Theme Trails - Molinazzo (Ramello) - Monteggio - Termine - Sessa - Ramello

The Water Trail Revisited

This itinerary aims at highlighting the tokens of past history and of the natural environment and proposes much food for thought on the relationship between man and water in the past and in the present.

Length 9.2 km
Duration 2 h 50'
Height difference 165 m
Requirements easy
Conditions easy
Theme Trails - Castelrotto - Ronco - Beride - Castelrotto

Man’s Traces

An ideal combination of culture, history and nature along the circular path that connects the picturesque villages of Castelrotto and Beride.

Length 3.54 km
Duration 1 h
Height difference 157 m
Requirements easy
Conditions easy
Theme Trails - Lamone - Origlio - Taverne

The San Zeno Nature Path

This educational path was created with the idea of getting as many peoples as possible to come in contact with nature.

Length 5.6 km
Duration 1 h 40'
Height difference 267 m
Requirements easy
Conditions easy
Theme Trails - Vico Morcote

The path of the senses

Designed for everyone to rediscover the joy of experiencing nature with our senses: smelling, hearing, tasting, seeing and touching it.

Length 1.39 km
Duration 25'
Height difference 50 m
Requirements easy
Conditions easy
Theme Trails - Arosio - Astano - Caslano - Bioggio

The Sun Dial Itinerary

Discovery of the most beautiful sun dials in Malcantone.

Length 44.58 km
Duration 20'
Height difference 558 m
Requirements easy
Conditions easy
Theme Trails - 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
Theme Trails - Tesserete - Sala Capriasca - Vaglio - Cagiallo - Tesserete

Sensations in Capriasca/Unitas

Envisaged for the blind or for those with eyesight problems but at disposition of everyone!

Length 5.77 km
Duration 1 h 30'
Height difference 148 m
Requirements easy
Conditions easy
Theme Trails - Tesserete - San Clemente - Tesserete

ArtInBosco

Artinbosco is a unique exhibition itinerary of its kind: it is born from the gathering between art and nature but evolves with the changing of the seasons and the passing of time in a deep symbiosis with the environment that welcomes it.

Length 3 km
Duration 50'
Height difference 125 m
Requirements easy
Conditions easy
Theme Trails - Tesserete – Cagiallo – Lugaggia – San Clemente – Vaglio – Sala Capriasca – Bigorio – Tesserete

Walking in Capriasca

The thematic path in mid-Capriasca is an opportunity to rediscover the natural landscape, its animal and plant world, its historical-cultural roots and the different contexts of the lives of its inhabitants.

Length 11.45 km
Duration 3 h 20'
Height difference 240 m
Requirements easy
Conditions medium
Theme Trails - Montagnola - Gentilino - Montagnola

On Hermann Hesse’s Footsteps

This itinerary leads you to certain points of the landscape on the Golden Hill, which were especially dear to the poet and that are reflected in his works.

Length 4.2 km
Duration 1 h 10'
Height difference 144 m
Requirements easy
Conditions easy
Theme Trails - Rivera - Quartino

The historical Montecenerino trail

A route with an atmosphere from a bygone age

Length 6.47 km
Duration 1 h 51'
Height difference 200 m
Requirements easy
Conditions easy
Theme Trails - Taverne

The Embankment Museum

This fascinating exhibition has been created by kindergarten and primary school children, whose classes have gotten acquainted with, studied and tried to imitate famous artists.

Length 2.5 km
Duration 35'
Height difference 21 m
Requirements easy
Conditions easy
Theme Trails - Melide - Carona

A Trail of the Past: Melide – Carona

History, fauna, forests, wood, geology, erratic boulders and “cuppellar” boulders...

Length 1.84 km
Duration 1 h
Height difference 325 m
Requirements medium
Conditions medium
Theme Trails - Parco San Grato, Carona

Botanical Path

Some of the signposts give information on the ornamental and natural vegetation.

Length 1.56 km
Duration 30'
Height difference 85 m
Requirements easy
Conditions easy
Theme Trails - Parco San Grato, Carona

The Panoramic Path

This path connects different vantage points to each other.

Length 2.1 km
Duration 40'
Height difference 113 m
Requirements easy
Conditions easy
Theme Trails - Parco San Grato, Carona

The Relaxing Path

This path joins together all of the Park’s level and easy paths.

Length 1.42 km
Duration 25'
Height difference 65 m
Requirements easy
Conditions easy
Theme Trails - Parco San Grato, Carona

The Artistic Path

Along this path the works of several different artists are on display.

Length 1.61 km
Duration 30'
Height difference 79 m
Requirements easy
Conditions easy
Theme Trails - Parco San Grato, Carona

Sensory Path

The trail offers to all visitors a more careful and conscious way to explore nature, discovering forgotten sensations.

Length 0.200 km
Duration 15'
Height difference 10 m
Requirements easy
Conditions easy
Theme Trails - Parco San Grato, Carona

The Fairytale Path

It is addressed to children in a simple, fun and playful way.

Length 0.360 km
Duration 10'
Height difference 14 m
Requirements easy
Conditions easy