2 Trans Swiss Trail
2 Trans Swiss Trail
2 Trans Swiss Trail
2 Trans Swiss Trail
2 Trans Swiss Trail
2 Trans Swiss Trail

Hiking

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Trans Swiss Trail

Stage 32, Morcote–Mendrisio

Route report
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Trans Swiss Trail

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.
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.
12 km
860 m | 800 m
4 h 35 min
medium (mountain hiking trail) | medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Morcote, Piazza Grande
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Hint
Rail/bus/boat: please not the boat recommendation No. 312 for lake passage Morcote–Brusino Arsizio
Crossing Lago di Lugano
312
Crossing Lago di Lugano
Rail, bus, boat recommendation
Morcote SNL–Brusino Arsizio Funivia
or
Brusino Arsizio Funivia–Morcote SNL
Reason: crossing Lago di Lugano.
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Ascent Monte San Giorgio
313
Ascent Monte San Giorgio
Rail, bus, boat recommendation
Brusino Arsizio, Funivia–Serpiano (funivia)
or
Serpiano (funivia)–Brusino Arsizio, Funivia
Reason: metres in height saved approx. 380m.
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Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Mendrisio
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Contact

Signpost management
Signposting is managed by the cantonal hiking trail organisation on behalf of the canton. Lend a hand by becoming a member in your canton.
Become a member
Ticino Sentieri
Via A. Giovannini 3
6710 Biasca
info@ticinosentieri.ch
www.ticinosentieri.ch

Services

Accommodation

Hotel Serpiano
Hotel Serpiano
Serpiano
B&B La Crisalide
B&B La Crisalide
Meride
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Bookable offers

Highlights of Ticino
Highlights of Ticino
7 Via Gottardo: Bellinzona - Lugano
7 Via Gottardo: Bellinzona - Lugano
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Places

Morcote
Morcote
Mendrisio
Mendrisio
Riva S. Vitale
Riva S. Vitale
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Places of interest

Pumptrack Mendrisio
Pumptrack Mendrisio
Saurians on Mount San Giorgio
Saurians on Mount San Giorgio
Historic trail on Monte San Giorgio
Historic trail on Monte San Giorgio
Museo dei Fossili
Museo dei Fossili
Battistero Riva San Vitale
Battistero Riva San Vitale
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Signalization

Signalization
For hiking, follow the logo indicated on the yellow signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your hike for safety's sake.
Signalization