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Monte San Giorgio's geo-paleontological path

Immerse yourself in the incredible thrill of a lost world, dating back more than 200 million years. To get there, ascend to the summit of Monte San Giorgio using the most historic cableway in Switzerland, through charming, centuries-old, chestnut woods. Then explore the geo-paleontological path at the UNESCO World Heritage listed Monte San Giorgio, traveling back in time thanks to one of the most important fossil deposits anywhere in the world.

DepartureMeride
ArrivalMeride
Suitable for
Dogs
Adults
Itinerary features
Typology
Circular
Length
13.49 KM
Duration
4H 30
Difficulty
Average
Wednesday 21 February
MAX 9° / MIN -3°
rainfall 0%
wind light
Weather forecast for the next days

Thu
7° -3°

Fri
6° -2°

Sat
8° -2°

Sun
7° -2°

Mon
4° -3°
Alternative routes

The geo-paleontological path can be reached in a more challenging way from Riva San Vitale. To go up you can take the Brusino Arsizio - Serpiano cableway.
Right after Gaggio we recommend the excursion toward the Monte San Giorgio summit. Monte San Giorgio may also be reached from Pozzo. From the summit you can enjoy a stunning view ranging from the Morcote area to Monte Lema, with the Alpine chai...

Tips
  • Hiking boots
  • Sun cap
  • Water-bottle
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun cream
  • Hiking map
  • Camera
  • Food

 

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Tourism Organization Addresses

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CH-6850 Mendrisio
T +41 91 641 30 50
F +41 91 641 30 59
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www.mendrisiottoturismo.ch

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