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Hiking holidays Sentiero Lago di Lugano, 7 days TO

Hiking: Sentiero Lago di Lugano Swiss

Ticino altitude rush

The northern part of the Sentiero Lago di Lugano is considered the king's tour in the Ticino hiking country. It leads past Monte Tamaro, up to the summit of Gazzirola and in a spectacular arc around the lonely Val Colla. An impressive hike that lets you experience Ticino with all your senses.

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Itinerary

Train ride to Magliaso. Ideal stage for entering: Moderate climb, cool woods, a beautifully restored old mill. The Museo del Malcantone in Curio and the typical Ticino dry stone walls along the way are also interesting.

approx. 3 h
approx. 10 km
570 m
155 m

Cable car ride up to Monte Lema. A spectacular hike over the ridge between Monte Lema and Monte Tamaro follows, with an impressive panoramic view of northern Italy, Ticino and the Alps. From the Alpe Foppa with its Botta church, which is worth visiting, onward with the cable car down to Rivera. 

approx. 4.5 h
approx. 15 km
825 m
855 m

Bus ride to Medeglia. Past the Gola di Lago crossing with its peat bog of national importance, the route climbs up to the Motto della Croce cross, visible from afar. The following two stages in the Val Colla can be easily viewed from here.

approx. 4 h
approx. 10 km
1'090 m
185 m

A spectacular tour over ridges, borders and with panoramic views with the Gazzirola as the highlight. Rest at San Lucio, where a small lake and a little church invite you to take a break. Through limestone landscapes with special vegetation on to the Capanna Pairolo. 

approx. 7 h
approx. 15 km
1'275 m
1'525 m

The tour leads past the rock formations of the Denti della Vecchia over Monte Boglia through beech forests and plateaus to Monte Bré, the viewing platform high above Lugano. 

approx. 4.5 h
approx. 10 km
760 m
1'210 m

Tour character

A spectacular high-level hike through the Sottoceneri. The ridge hikes and summit tours require good basic fitness and sure-footedness. No luggage transport is possible during the two stages in the Val Colla.

The Sentiero Lago di Lugano at SwitzerlandMobility

Prices & Dates

All data for 2021 at a glance
Place of arrival: Lugano
  Season 1
01.05.2021 - 07.05.2021
18.09.2021 - 17.10.2021

every day
Season 2
08.05.2021 - 17.09.2021

every day
Sentiero Lago di Lugano, 7 days TO, CH-TSWLL-07X
Base price
799.-
849.-
Surcharge Single Room 179.- 179.-

Category: Middle class hotels & 1 x SAC hut Monte Bar (dormitory, (shower/WC in the corridor), 1 x hostel in Pairolo (shower/WC in the corridor)

Season 1
May 1, 2021 - May 7, 2021
Sep 18, 2021 - Oct 17, 2021
every day
Season 2
May 8, 2021 - Sep 17, 2021
every day
Sentiero Lago di Lugano, 7 days TO, CH-TSWLL-07X
Base price
Surcharge Single Room
799.-
179.-
849.-
179.-

Category: Middle class hotels & 1 x SAC hut Monte Bar (dormitory, (shower/WC in the corridor), 1 x hostel in Pairolo (shower/WC in the corridor)

Season 1
May 1, 2021 - May 7, 2021
Sep 18, 2021 - Oct 17, 2021
Season 2
May 8, 2021 - Sep 17, 2021
Lugano
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
Lugano
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
95.-
135.-
95.-
135.-
95.-
135.-
95.-
135.-
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Lugano
  Season 1
May 1, 2021 - May 7, 2021
Sep 18, 2021 - Oct 17, 2021

every day
Season 2
May 8, 2021 - Sep 17, 2021

every day
Lugano
Extra night double room (BB) 95.- 95.-
Extra night single room (BB) 135.- 135.-
Lugano
Extra night double room (BB) 95.- 95.-
Extra night single room (BB) 135.- 135.-
Prices per person in CHF

Services & Information

Services

Included:

  • 6 overnight stays incl. breakfast
  • Daily luggage transfers (except Monte Bar & Pairolo)
  • Carefully elaborated route
  • Detailed travel documents (1 x per room)
  • GPS-data available
  • Service-hotline

Please note:

  • Rides by ship, cable car and public transport are not included in the price.
  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
  • Coronataxe of CHF 10.- at the Capanna Monte Bar
Information

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Parking at Lugano railway station. CHF 12 per day. 
Travel documents

Travel documents "analogous"

By default, your travel package includes a set of travel documents, which we will transmit  you in advance. The following documents will inform you about your tour:

  • Travel program with all organizational details.
  • Official guidebook «Cycling Switzerland»
  • maps for your biking and/or hiking routes
  • Detailed maps about your stage locations
  • Detailed programme day-by-day

Travel documents "digital"

If you select the option "digital travel documents" when booking, we will provide you with all documents for your trip in a digital form. You will receive a small set of documents with the following content:

  • Manuals for the use of necessary apps
  • luggage tags
  • eventual vouchers

En route you will inform  yourself easily with the app of SwitzerlandMobility and other free  apps. Background information and all other documents are electronically assigned and can be downloaded to your mobile phone in advance.

Since this option saves resources and costs, a discount of CHF 30.- per room is offered.

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