Guidebook

6 Scenic Hiking Trails Around Lugano

Discover picturesque hiking trails full of mountain peak panoramas that offer breathtaking experiences all around lake Lugano.

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Description

Lugano is a city in the south of Switzerland that's not only rich in its cultural influences, but also in its hiking opportunities. The city is surrounded by mountains that offer trails for all fitness levels - from easy going routes like route from Monte Brè to the more challenging Monte San Giorgio trail. All of these options provide a stunningly beautiful view on lake Lugano, which never fails to impress even the locals!

Lugano Paradiso Schweiz - San Salvatore Ciona Alpe Vicania Morcote

Lugano Paradiso Schweiz - San Salvatore Ciona Alpe Vicania Morcote

2 - 3 hrs
11.2 km
332 m
890 m
This stunning panoramic mountain is one of the main attractions of the canton of Lugano. Not only does Monte San Salvatore offer its guests a magnificent view from all sides, but it also offers numerous hiking trails. The most classic hiking tour starts at the top of the mountain, runs through a chestnut forest along the lake and leads to the town of Morkote. It is not difficult to reach the top, and in just 12 minutes the funicular takes you up to a height of 909 meters from Lugano-Paradiso.
Moderate
Private
Monte San Giorgio: da Meride

Monte San Giorgio: da Meride

2 - 3 hrs
7.7 km
554 m
555 m
Difficult
Private
SENTIERO MONTE BRÈ

SENTIERO MONTE BRÈ

1 - 2 hrs
4.2 km
650 m
13 m
This short route invites you to appreciate the beauty of the picturesque villages of Gandria and Brè, to enjoy the breathtaking view of the gulf of Lugano and to relax along a wonderful hiking path that pass through a pleasant wooded area.
Easy
Private
Scenic Trail

Scenic Trail

1 day +
52.4 km
3,810 m
3,810 m
A stunning, panoramic excursion (run) along ridges in the Lugano area through awe-inspiring landscapes offering unique vistas!
Extreme
Private
Toward Monte Bar

Toward Monte Bar

5 - 6 hrs
16.1 km
832 m
788 m
You’ll cross pretty hamlets, woods and alpages, where you’ll meet some rare Highland cattle. You’ll be treated to magnificent views and the great taste of local delicacies. The Monte Bar excursion offers a sunny and warm walk. If you think of Lugano and its valleys as an amphitheatre, Monte Bar is its most exclusive seat. It’s there to be enjoyed.
Difficult
Private
IL FASCINO DELLA PENISOLA

IL FASCINO DELLA PENISOLA

2 - 3 hrs
9.1 km
294 m
853 m
This itinerary permits you to explore from North to South this charming peninsula on the outskirts of Lugano.
Difficult
Private