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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
  • Daily Luggage transfer
  • Subsidy for train arrival 
  • Ticino ticket with numerous inclusive services and discounts
  • 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 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
  • 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

Notes:

  • Departure Daily
  • No minimum number of participants
  • Extra nights upon request

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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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Double rooms 945€
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Sep 23 2023 Sep 29 2023 10 Single rooms 1,280€
Double rooms 945€
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Double rooms 945€
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Oct 04 2023 Oct 10 2023 10 Single rooms 1,280€
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Oct 05 2023 Oct 11 2023 10 Single rooms 1,280€
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Oct 06 2023 Oct 12 2023 10 Single rooms 1,280€
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Oct 07 2023 Oct 13 2023 10 Single rooms 1,280€
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Oct 08 2023 Oct 14 2023 10 Single rooms 1,280€
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Oct 09 2023 Oct 15 2023 10 Single rooms 1,280€
Double rooms 945€
Oct 10 2023 Oct 16 2023 10 Single rooms 1,280€
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Oct 11 2023 Oct 17 2023 10 Single rooms 1,280€
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Oct 12 2023 Oct 18 2023 10 Single rooms 1,280€
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Oct 13 2023 Oct 19 2023 10 Single rooms 1,280€
Double rooms 945€
Oct 14 2023 Oct 20 2023 10 Single rooms 1,280€
Double rooms 945€
Oct 15 2023 Oct 21 2023 10 Single rooms 1,280€
Double rooms 945€

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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