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Hiking holidays Sentiero Lago di Lugano Monte Tamaro & Val Colla

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. 13 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. 11 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. 16 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. 11 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 2023 at a glance
Place of arrival: Lugano
  Season 1
09.09.2023 - 24.09.2023

every day
Season 2
13.05.2023 - 08.09.2023

every day
Monte Tamaro & Val Colla, 7 days, CH-TSWLL-07X
Base price
879.-
909.-
Surcharge Single Room 229.- 229.-

Categorymiddle 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
Sep 9, 2023 - Sep 24, 2023
every day
Season 2
May 13, 2023 - Sep 8, 2023
every day
Monte Tamaro & Val Colla, 7 days, CH-TSWLL-07X
Base price
Surcharge Single Room
879.-
229.-
909.-
229.-

Categorymiddle 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
Sep 9, 2023 - Sep 24, 2023
Season 2
May 13, 2023 - Sep 8, 2023
Lugano
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
Lugano
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
109.-
189.-
109.-
189.-
109.-
189.-
109.-
189.-
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Lugano
  Season 1
Sep 9, 2023 - Sep 24, 2023

every day
Season 2
May 13, 2023 - Sep 8, 2023

every day
Lugano
Extra night double room (BB) 109.- 109.-
Extra night single room (BB) 189.- 189.-
Lugano
Extra night double room (BB) 109.- 109.-
Extra night single room (BB) 189.- 189.-
Prices per person in CHF

Services & Information

Services

Included:

  • 6 overnight stays incl. breakfast
  • Daily luggage transfers (except Monte Bar & Pairolo)
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel documents (1 x per room) incl. SwitzerlandMobility Plus subscription
  • Service hotline

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!
  • Reservation fee of CHF 15 per adult (incl. legally required customer money protection)
Information

Arrival/Departure:

  • Arrival by public transport to Lugano. If you arrive directly, hand in your luggage at the luggage counter by 10:00 a.m. at the latest.
  • Departure by public transport from Lugano. Suitcases must be returned to the luggage counter by 5:00 p.m. at the latest.

 

 

Other important information: 

  • The distance travelled is approximate and may differ from the actual distance. 
  • Travel cancellation insurance, including travel interruption insurance is recommended. 
Travel documents

Travel documents "digital”

In future we will reduce the amount of printed documents. You will receive instructions to help you find your way around using the SwitzerlandMobility app.  We will provide you with further information online. In advance you will receive a small package of documents with the following contents:

  • Description of how to use the necessary apps
  • Detailed programme for the individual stages
  • Annual subscription to SwitzerlandMobility Plus
  • Luggage tags
  • Any vouchers

On the way, you can easily find your way with the SwitzerlandMobility app and other freely accessible aids. Background information and all other documents are delivered electronically and can be downloaded to your mobile phone in advance.

Let us know if you don't want to do without maps. We will send them to you free of charge.

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