The «Sentiero Smeraldo» (Emerald Trail) is a project of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) realised in co-operation with the office of tourism as part of Switzerland's «Emerald Network». Its goal is to publicise and raise awareness about the Emerald species and habitats of Mendrisiotto - one of three places in the canton of Ticino richest in these rare and endangered species and habitats.
From Arogno you'll have to overcome a few more metres of altitude before starting your descent (-519 metres) down to Lake Lugano. This hike, which features a view of the lake, is especially beautiful.
Enjoy the boat ride to Lugano, where we expect you'll want to spend some time looking around.
Take the train back to Mendrisio.
- Hiking boots
- Sun cap
- Sun cream
- Hiking map
Montagnepulite: This project was born to promote an effective management and sustainable use of mountain huts in Ticino, and in particular the litter management. The responsible management of litter in the mountains is a matter of common sense. We can all contribute: