Guidebook

6 Scenic Hiking Trails Around Lugano

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

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 Castagnola 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
Rundtour von Meride zum Monte San Giorgio

Rundtour von Meride zum Monte San Giorgio

3 - 4 hrs
10.5 km
735 m
735 m
You can hardly be closer to the history of dinosaurs than on the magnificent Monte San Giorgio. The former lagoon is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and attracts visitors with beautiful hiking trails and a spectacular museum.
Moderate
Private
Sentiero Smeraldo Crocifisso - Stabio

Sentiero Smeraldo Crocifisso - Stabio

3 - 4 hrs
13.3 km
548 m
825 m
Picturesque hiking tour over the mountain Poncione dArzo
Difficult
Private
Vom Monte Generoso nach Mendrisio

Vom Monte Generoso nach Mendrisio

2 - 3 hrs
10.3 km
20 m
1,314 m
San Nicolao is a hermitage with a church dedicated to Saint Nicholas from 1413, enthroned in an overhanging rock face overlooking Mendrisio, together with a popular grotto, on whose panoramic terrace you can savour Ticino cuisine.
Moderate
Private
Cultural itinerary in Valmara

Cultural itinerary in Valmara

3 - 4 hrs
14.9 km
453 m
433 m
Nice and easy hiking route for a slow and joyful walk
Easy
Private
Monte Brè - Gandria - Castagnola

Monte Brè - Gandria - Castagnola

1 - 2 hrs
5.9 km
86 m
684 m
You will find Mount Brè truly enchanting because of its magnificent view: it is absolutely breathtaking to admire the Lugano region and the splendour of Mount Rosa, the Bernese and the Valais Alps from here
Easy
Private