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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 with breakfast
  • DailyLuggage transfer
  • Transfer Isone–Cimadera
  • Entrance to the castles of Bellinzona
  • Entrance to the museum Monte San Giorgio
  • Thorough route guidance
  • Detailed travel documents (1x perroom)
  • GPS dataavailable
  • 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
  • Park & Rail at the railway station Bellinzona, 12 CHF/day
  • By train from Mendrisio to Bellinzona,length: approx. 50 minutes, costs approx. 15 CHF per person and ride
  • Departure Daily
  • No minimum number of participants

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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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Apr 30 2022 May 06 2022 10 Single rooms 1,194€
Double rooms 869€
May 01 2022 May 07 2022 10 Single rooms 1,194€
Double rooms 869€
May 02 2022 May 08 2022 10 Single rooms 1,194€
Double rooms 869€
May 03 2022 May 09 2022 10 Single rooms 1,194€
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May 06 2022 May 12 2022 10 Single rooms 1,194€
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May 07 2022 May 13 2022 10 Single rooms 1,194€
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May 08 2022 May 14 2022 10 Single rooms 1,194€
Double rooms 869€
May 09 2022 May 15 2022 10 Single rooms 1,194€
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May 10 2022 May 16 2022 10 Single rooms 1,194€
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May 11 2022 May 17 2022 10 Single rooms 1,194€
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May 12 2022 May 18 2022 10 Single rooms 1,194€
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May 17 2022 May 23 2022 10 Single rooms 1,194€
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May 18 2022 May 24 2022 10 Single rooms 1,194€
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May 21 2022 May 27 2022 10 Single rooms 1,244€
Double rooms 919€
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Aug 25 2022 Aug 31 2022 10 Single rooms 1,244€
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Aug 27 2022 Sep 02 2022 10 Single rooms 1,244€
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Aug 28 2022 Sep 03 2022 10 Single rooms 1,244€
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Sep 01 2022 Sep 07 2022 10 Single rooms 1,244€
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Sep 02 2022 Sep 08 2022 10 Single rooms 1,244€
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Sep 06 2022 Sep 12 2022 10 Single rooms 1,244€
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Sep 07 2022 Sep 13 2022 10 Single rooms 1,244€
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Sep 08 2022 Sep 14 2022 10 Single rooms 1,244€
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Sep 09 2022 Sep 15 2022 10 Single rooms 1,244€
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Sep 11 2022 Sep 17 2022 10 Single rooms 1,244€
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Sep 12 2022 Sep 18 2022 10 Single rooms 1,244€
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Sep 13 2022 Sep 19 2022 10 Single rooms 1,244€
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Sep 15 2022 Sep 21 2022 10 Single rooms 1,244€
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Sep 17 2022 Sep 23 2022 10 Single rooms 1,244€
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Sep 18 2022 Sep 24 2022 10 Single rooms 1,244€
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Sep 19 2022 Sep 25 2022 10 Single rooms 1,244€
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Sep 20 2022 Sep 26 2022 10 Single rooms 1,244€
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Sep 21 2022 Sep 27 2022 10 Single rooms 1,244€
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Sep 22 2022 Sep 28 2022 10 Single rooms 1,244€
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Sep 23 2022 Sep 29 2022 10 Single rooms 1,244€
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Sep 24 2022 Sep 30 2022 10 Single rooms 1,194€
Double rooms 869€
Sep 25 2022 Oct 01 2022 10 Single rooms 1,194€
Double rooms 869€
Sep 26 2022 Oct 02 2022 10 Single rooms 1,194€
Double rooms 869€
Sep 27 2022 Oct 03 2022 10 Single rooms 1,194€
Double rooms 869€
Sep 28 2022 Oct 04 2022 10 Single rooms 1,194€
Double rooms 869€
Sep 29 2022 Oct 05 2022 10 Single rooms 1,194€
Double rooms 869€
Sep 30 2022 Oct 06 2022 10 Single rooms 1,194€
Double rooms 869€
Oct 01 2022 Oct 07 2022 10 Single rooms 1,194€
Double rooms 869€
Oct 02 2022 Oct 08 2022 10 Single rooms 1,194€
Double rooms 869€
Oct 03 2022 Oct 09 2022 10 Single rooms 1,194€
Double rooms 869€
Oct 04 2022 Oct 10 2022 10 Single rooms 1,194€
Double rooms 869€
Oct 05 2022 Oct 11 2022 10 Single rooms 1,194€
Double rooms 869€
Oct 06 2022 Oct 12 2022 10 Single rooms 1,194€
Double rooms 869€
Oct 07 2022 Oct 13 2022 10 Single rooms 1,194€
Double rooms 869€
Oct 08 2022 Oct 14 2022 10 Single rooms 1,194€
Double rooms 869€
Oct 09 2022 Oct 15 2022 10 Single rooms 1,194€
Double rooms 869€
Oct 10 2022 Oct 16 2022 10 Single rooms 1,194€
Double rooms 869€
Oct 11 2022 Oct 17 2022 10 Single rooms 1,194€
Double rooms 869€
Oct 12 2022 Oct 18 2022 10 Single rooms 1,194€
Double rooms 869€
Oct 13 2022 Oct 19 2022 10 Single rooms 1,194€
Double rooms 869€
Oct 14 2022 Oct 20 2022 10 Single rooms 1,194€
Double rooms 869€
Oct 15 2022 Oct 21 2022 10 Single rooms 1,194€
Double rooms 869€
Oct 16 2022 Oct 22 2022 10 Single rooms 1,194€
Double rooms 869€

Car rental in Switzerland

If you prefer to drive yourself but would like to follow our itineraries and hotel choices we can help you with a brand new Renault vehicle - minimum 21 days - and have your itineraries and hotels ready for you.

Please email [email protected] for your choice of vehicle and pick-up and drop-off points in European countries.

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