5 - 6
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This is a perfect hike for a fun day off with friends or family.
Start off in Paradiso and enjoy the cardio walk up the steep path to Monte San Salvatore, all the while engulfed by spectacular views of Lake Lugano. Once you get to the summit, see the old chapel and have a lunch break at the restaurant.
Cross the mountain through Carona all the way down to Morcote.
On the way you will cross little towns, pastures, and a fairytale like deep forest which will lead you all the way to an old stone staircase descending back down to the lake.
Have a beer in town to celebrate a fantastic day.