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Hiking holidays: Sentiero Lago di Lugano

Description

Those who have hiked these 5 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. One highlight follows another, beginning with the well-known ridge hike from Monte Lema to Monte Tamaro with the Botta church at Alpe Foppa. Soon followed by the Denti della Vecchia (old lady’s teeth) with the Monte Boglia, probably the most impressive vantage point of the Sottoceneri. After Lugano the trail joins the quite rightly, well-travelled route from Monte San Salvatore to picturesque Morcote. Such as the Monti di Medeglia, from where you can see the Sotto and Sopraceneri. So practically each stage is worth the journey, without having to hike the whole route in one go.

The itinerary can be booked online at the following web site: EUROTREK

Day  1: Individual arrival in Lugano / Lugano (Magliaso) - Miglieglia
An ideal stage to get into the hike: moderate climb, cool woodlands, an old mill converted to a grotto. Also of interest: the Museum del Malcantone at Cademario and typical Ticino drystone walling along the wayside. Details: ca. 10 km, ? 570 m ? 155 m, 3 h

Day 2: Miglieglia - Capanna Tamaro - Rivera

Spectacular hike along the mountain ridge between Monte Lema and Monte Tamaro with impressive panoramic views over northern Italy, Ticino and the Alps. The Tamaro hut is a beautiful mountain refuge. We recommend to stop and relax. Details: ca. 13 km, ? 825 m ? 855 m, durata: 4.5 h

Day 3: Medeglia - Capanna Monte Bar
Bus ride to Medeglia. Passing the Gola di Lago pass with its nationally important peat moorland, the trail climbs to the Motto della Croce cross, visible from afar. The next two stages in Valcolla can be easily seen from here. Details: ca. 11 km, ? 1'090 m ? 185 m, durata: 4 h

Day 4: Capanna Monte Bar - Capanna Pairolo
A spectacular panoramic excursion on the ridge to Gazzirola Summit. Possibilities for a break at San Lucio, where a small lake and tiny church beckon. Through a limestone landscape with unusual vegetation and on to Capanna Pairolo. Details: ca. 16 km, ? 1'275 m ? 1'525 m, durata: 7 h

Day 5: Capanna Pairolo - Lugano (Monte Brè)

The tour leads past the Denti della Vecchia rock formations over the Monte Boglia, through beech forests and high plateaux to Monte Bré, a vantage platform high above Lugano. Details: ca. 11 km, ? 760 m ? 1'210 m, durata: 4.5 h

Day 6: Departure or extended stay

Services:

  • 5 overnights stays with breakfast
  • 2x Half-board (Monte Bar and Pairolo)
  • Luggage transport (apart form Monte Bar & Pairolo)
  • Cablecar Miglieglia - Monte Lema
  • Cablecar Alpe Foppa - Rivera
  • Guide 
  • Detailed tour documentation
  • GPS-data available
  • 7-day Helpline 

Not included:

Funicular ticket Monte Bré - Lugano