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Ticino highlights 7-day Self-guided Walking Tour Level 2

  • 7days
  • Switzerland

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Bellinzona, Monte Bré & Lake Lugano in Italian Switzerland

The valleys are scarcely populated, the mountain paths are panoramic and the cities burst with life and Italiana.This hiking trip leads through the southernmost part of Switzerland from the sublime castles of Bellinzone through lively Lugano and on to Mendrisio.The views on countless lakes in this region will guide your way to Ticinos highlights.

Tour character: Level 2

Walks with a view! The distances are rather short but you should expect some steep up-and downhills. Surefootedness is needed for the hikes on the crests

Included in the Walking Tour:

  • 6 nights accommodation in 3* hotels and inns
  • Breakfast
  • Daily Luggage transfer
  • Subsidy for train arrival 
  • Ticino ticket with numerous inclusive services and discounts
  • Entrance to the castles of Bellinzona
  • Entrance to the museum Monte San Giorgio
  • Carefully elabourated route description
  • Detailed travel documents (1x perroom)
  • GPS data available
  • 7-day Service Hotline

Not included in the tour:

  • Rides with boats and cable cars (approx 45 CHF per person)
  • Tourist tax, if due

Arrival/parking/departure:

  • Arrival via Zürich to Bellinzona
  • Departure by public transport from Mendrisio

Notes:

  • Departure Daily
  • No minimum number of participants
  • Extra nights
    • Bellinzona: From 95 CHF p.p (+55 CHF single person)
    • Mendrisio: From 109 CHF p.p (+55 CHF single person)

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  • Day 1

    Arrival in Bellinzona

    The skyline of the capital of Ticino, comprising three of the best-preserved medieval castles in Switzerland, which are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Bellinzona is strategically positioned where the valley narrows at the southern entrance to the Alpine passes and is probably Switzerland's most Italianate town.

  • Day 2

    Bellinzona–Isone approx. 10 kms 4hrs | +840 m -315 m

    Steep climb to the Cima di Dentro with views of Piano di Magadino and Lago Maggiore. Take one last look at the castles of Bellinzona before you walk down towards Isone.

  • Day 3

    Isone–Tesserete approx. 11kms 3.5hrs | +525m -740m

    First through the swamp at Gola di Lago and then further on through a sea of ferns in a sparse birch forest towards Bigorio. Santa Maria Franciscan monastery like an eagle’s nest above Tesserete.

  • Day 4

    Tesserete–Cimadera–Lugano approx. 13kms 5.5hrs | +1,045m -1,265m

    In the morning transfer to Cimadera. The tour leads past the Denti della Vecchia rock formations over the Monte Boglia, through beech forests and high plateaux to Monte Bré, a vantage platform high above Lugano. The furnicular railway takes you down to the city centre.

  • Day 5

    Lugano–Monte San Salvatore–Morcote–Serpiano approx. 12.5kms 4.5hrs | +855m -855m

    The hike from Monte San Salvatore to Vico Morcote is a classic for the whole family. Always slightly downhill, woodlands alternating with well-kept villages, pretty grotti and scenic views. From Morcote you continue by ship and cable car to Serpiano.

  • Day 6

    Serpiano–Meride–Mendrisio approx. 13kms 4hrs | +615m -570m

    The Monte San Giorgio, also known as the «Fossil Mountain», is a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage, tackled after a short boat trip. Dinosaur fossils dating back 230-240 million years can be marvelled at in a small museum in Meride.

  • Day 7

    Departure or extra day.

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Tours marked with are special prices.

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May 13 2024 May 19 2024 10 Single rooms 1,438€
Double rooms 1,069€
May 14 2024 May 20 2024 10 Single rooms 1,438€
Double rooms 1,069€
May 15 2024 May 21 2024 10 Single rooms 1,438€
Double rooms 1,069€
May 16 2024 May 22 2024 10 Single rooms 1,438€
Double rooms 1,069€
May 17 2024 May 23 2024 10 Single rooms 1,438€
Double rooms 1,069€
May 18 2024 May 24 2024 10 Single rooms 1,438€
Double rooms 1,069€
May 19 2024 May 25 2024 10 Single rooms 1,438€
Double rooms 1,069€
May 20 2024 May 26 2024 10 Single rooms 1,438€
Double rooms 1,069€
May 21 2024 May 27 2024 10 Single rooms 1,438€
Double rooms 1,069€
May 22 2024 May 28 2024 10 Single rooms 1,438€
Double rooms 1,069€
May 23 2024 May 29 2024 10 Single rooms 1,438€
Double rooms 1,069€
May 24 2024 May 30 2024 10 Single rooms 1,438€
Double rooms 1,069€
May 25 2024 May 31 2024 10 Single rooms 1,438€
Double rooms 1,069€
May 26 2024 Jun 01 2024 10 Single rooms 1,438€
Double rooms 1,069€
May 27 2024 Jun 02 2024 10 Single rooms 1,438€
Double rooms 1,069€
May 28 2024 Jun 03 2024 10 Single rooms 1,438€
Double rooms 1,069€
May 29 2024 Jun 04 2024 10 Single rooms 1,438€
Double rooms 1,069€
May 30 2024 Jun 05 2024 10 Single rooms 1,438€
Double rooms 1,069€
May 31 2024 Jun 06 2024 10 Single rooms 1,438€
Double rooms 1,069€
Jun 01 2024 Jun 07 2024 10 Single rooms 1,438€
Double rooms 1,069€
Jun 02 2024 Jun 08 2024 10 Single rooms 1,438€
Double rooms 1,069€
Jun 03 2024 Jun 09 2024 10 Single rooms 1,438€
Double rooms 1,069€
Jun 04 2024 Jun 10 2024 10 Single rooms 1,438€
Double rooms 1,069€
Jun 05 2024 Jun 11 2024 10 Single rooms 1,438€
Double rooms 1,069€
Jun 06 2024 Jun 12 2024 10 Single rooms 1,438€
Double rooms 1,069€
Jun 07 2024 Jun 13 2024 10 Single rooms 1,438€
Double rooms 1,069€
Jun 08 2024 Jun 14 2024 10 Single rooms 1,438€
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Jun 09 2024 Jun 15 2024 10 Single rooms 1,438€
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Jun 10 2024 Jun 16 2024 10 Single rooms 1,438€
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Jun 11 2024 Jun 17 2024 10 Single rooms 1,438€
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Jun 20 2024 Jun 26 2024 10 Single rooms 1,438€
Double rooms 1,069€
Jun 21 2024 Jun 27 2024 10 Single rooms 1,438€
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Jun 22 2024 Jun 28 2024 10 Single rooms 1,438€
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Jun 24 2024 Jun 30 2024 10 Single rooms 1,438€
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Jun 25 2024 Jul 01 2024 10 Single rooms 1,438€
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Jun 26 2024 Jul 02 2024 10 Single rooms 1,438€
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Jun 27 2024 Jul 03 2024 10 Single rooms 1,438€
Double rooms 1,069€
Jun 28 2024 Jul 04 2024 10 Single rooms 1,438€
Double rooms 1,069€
Jun 29 2024 Jul 05 2024 10 Single rooms 1,438€
Double rooms 1,069€
Jun 30 2024 Jul 06 2024 10 Single rooms 1,438€
Double rooms 1,069€
Jul 01 2024 Jul 07 2024 10 Single rooms 1,438€
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Jul 02 2024 Jul 08 2024 10 Single rooms 1,438€
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Jul 03 2024 Jul 09 2024 10 Single rooms 1,438€
Double rooms 1,069€
Jul 04 2024 Jul 10 2024 10 Single rooms 1,438€
Double rooms 1,069€
Jul 05 2024 Jul 11 2024 10 Single rooms 1,438€
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Jul 07 2024 Jul 13 2024 10 Single rooms 1,438€
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Jul 08 2024 Jul 14 2024 10 Single rooms 1,438€
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Jul 25 2024 Jul 31 2024 10 Single rooms 1,438€
Double rooms 1,069€
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Double rooms 1,069€
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Double rooms 1,069€
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Double rooms 1,069€
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Double rooms 1,069€
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Double rooms 1,069€
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Double rooms 1,069€
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Double rooms 1,069€
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Double rooms 1,069€
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Double rooms 1,069€
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Double rooms 1,069€
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Double rooms 1,069€
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Double rooms 1,069€
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Double rooms 1,069€
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Double rooms 1,069€
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Double rooms 1,069€
Aug 25 2024 Aug 31 2024 10 Single rooms 1,438€
Double rooms 1,069€
Aug 26 2024 Sep 01 2024 10 Single rooms 1,438€
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Double rooms 1,069€
Aug 28 2024 Sep 03 2024 10 Single rooms 1,438€
Double rooms 1,069€
Aug 29 2024 Sep 04 2024 10 Single rooms 1,438€
Double rooms 1,069€
Aug 30 2024 Sep 05 2024 10 Single rooms 1,438€
Double rooms 1,069€
Aug 31 2024 Sep 06 2024 10 Single rooms 1,438€
Double rooms 1,069€
Sep 01 2024 Sep 07 2024 10 Single rooms 1,438€
Double rooms 1,069€
Sep 02 2024 Sep 08 2024 10 Single rooms 1,438€
Double rooms 1,069€
Sep 03 2024 Sep 09 2024 10 Single rooms 1,438€
Double rooms 1,069€
Sep 04 2024 Sep 10 2024 10 Single rooms 1,438€
Double rooms 1,069€
Sep 05 2024 Sep 11 2024 10 Single rooms 1,438€
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Sep 06 2024 Sep 12 2024 10 Single rooms 1,438€
Double rooms 1,069€
Sep 07 2024 Sep 13 2024 10 Single rooms 1,438€
Double rooms 1,069€
Sep 08 2024 Sep 14 2024 10 Single rooms 1,438€
Double rooms 1,069€
Sep 09 2024 Sep 15 2024 10 Single rooms 1,438€
Double rooms 1,069€
Sep 10 2024 Sep 16 2024 10 Single rooms 1,438€
Double rooms 1,069€
Sep 11 2024 Sep 17 2024 10 Single rooms 1,438€
Double rooms 1,069€
Sep 12 2024 Sep 18 2024 10 Single rooms 1,438€
Double rooms 1,069€
Sep 13 2024 Sep 19 2024 10 Single rooms 1,438€
Double rooms 1,069€
Sep 14 2024 Sep 20 2024 10 Single rooms 1,438€
Double rooms 1,069€
Sep 15 2024 Sep 21 2024 10 Single rooms 1,438€
Double rooms 1,069€
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Double rooms 1,069€
Sep 17 2024 Sep 23 2024 10 Single rooms 1,438€
Double rooms 1,069€
Sep 18 2024 Sep 24 2024 10 Single rooms 1,438€
Double rooms 1,069€
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Sep 21 2024 Sep 27 2024 10 Single rooms 1,438€
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Sep 22 2024 Sep 28 2024 10 Single rooms 1,438€
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Sep 23 2024 Sep 29 2024 10 Single rooms 1,438€
Double rooms 1,069€
Sep 24 2024 Sep 30 2024 10 Single rooms 1,438€
Double rooms 1,069€
Sep 25 2024 Oct 01 2024 10 Single rooms 1,438€
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Sep 28 2024 Oct 04 2024 10 Single rooms 1,414€
Double rooms 1,045€
Sep 29 2024 Oct 05 2024 10 Single rooms 1,414€
Double rooms 1,045€
Sep 30 2024 Oct 06 2024 10 Single rooms 1,414€
Double rooms 1,045€
Oct 01 2024 Oct 07 2024 10 Single rooms 1,414€
Double rooms 1,045€
Oct 02 2024 Oct 08 2024 10 Single rooms 1,414€
Double rooms 1,045€
Oct 03 2024 Oct 09 2024 10 Single rooms 1,414€
Double rooms 1,045€
Oct 04 2024 Oct 10 2024 10 Single rooms 1,414€
Double rooms 1,045€
Oct 05 2024 Oct 11 2024 10 Single rooms 1,414€
Double rooms 1,045€
Oct 06 2024 Oct 12 2024 10 Single rooms 1,414€
Double rooms 1,045€
Oct 07 2024 Oct 13 2024 10 Single rooms 1,414€
Double rooms 1,045€
Oct 08 2024 Oct 14 2024 10 Single rooms 1,414€
Double rooms 1,045€
Oct 09 2024 Oct 15 2024 10 Single rooms 1,414€
Double rooms 1,045€
Oct 10 2024 Oct 16 2024 10 Single rooms 1,414€
Double rooms 1,045€
Oct 11 2024 Oct 17 2024 10 Single rooms 1,414€
Double rooms 1,045€
Oct 12 2024 Oct 18 2024 10 Single rooms 1,414€
Double rooms 1,045€
Oct 13 2024 Oct 19 2024 10 Single rooms 1,414€
Double rooms 1,045€

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