Monte Generoso – a mountain of generosity
It is believed that its summit ( in 1704 ms / m) offers the most beautiful view of the Canton Ticino, because from here the view sweeps 360 degrees seizing a territory that extends from the Lakes region ( Lugano , Como, Varese and higher ) , the Po Valley with Milan and the Apennines to the Alps, from the Gran Paradiso to the Monte Rosa , from the Matterhorn to the Jungfrau and from the Gotthard massif up to the Bernina group.
There are many hiking trails that allow you to reach the summit starting from Rovio , Mendrisio, Castel San Pietro, but also by the Muggio Valley. Going up one of these paths in the direction of the summit, it is advisable to stay in places that offer beautiful scenic spots such as the Hermitage of St. Nicholas , the Bellavista, the Dossi , or Scudellate.
Many popular activities can be practiced on Monte Generoso, such as mountain biking, paragliding, snowshoeing, but also birdwatching.
At the top you can visit (by appointment ) the observatory and the Cave Bear, walk the path of the planets or the path of Nevère. You can also arrange guided tours in the area to enjoy nature and the traces left by the man who lived in the mountains. On Monte Generoso there are still some active farmers selling fresh products. On the summit, it is planned to develop a new accommodation facility that will be ready at the beginning of 2016, to connect with the ancient line of the Monte Generoso Railway. Currently, the railway is not in service.
Because of the reconstruction works on the summit restaurant, in 2014 the Monte Generoso Railway will not operate.
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