52 Sentiero Lago di Lugano
52 Sentiero Lago di Lugano
52 Sentiero Lago di Lugano
52 Sentiero Lago di Lugano
52 Sentiero Lago di Lugano
52 Sentiero Lago di Lugano

Hiking

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Sentiero Lago di Lugano

Stage 8, Morcote–Riva S. Vitale (Capolago)

Route report
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Sentiero Lago di Lugano

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
840 m | 820 m
4 h 25 min
medium (mountain hiking trail) | medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Morcote, Piazza Grande
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Crossing Lago di Lugano
Between Morcote (lago) and Brusino Arsizio (lago), a boat takes you across the Lago di Lugano.
Saving metres in altitude
There is an aerial cableway between Brusino Arsizio (funivia) and Serpiano (funivia) that saves about 400 metres in altitude.

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Capolago-Riva S. Vitale
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Contact

Signpost management
Signposting is managed by the cantonal hiking trail organisation on behalf of the canton.
Ticino Sentieri
Via A. Giovannini 3
6710 Biasca
info@ticinosentieri.ch
www.ticinosentieri.ch

Services

Accommodation

Hotel Serpiano
Hotel Serpiano
Serpiano
Dolceresio Lugano Lake B&B
Dolceresio Lugano Lake B&B
Brusino Arsizio
Ca.Stella
Ca.Stella
Meride
Camping del Monte San Giorgio
Camping del Monte San Giorgio
Meride
B&B La Crisalide
B&B La Crisalide
Meride
Albergo Svizzero
Albergo Svizzero
Capolago
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Bookable offers

52 Sentiero Lago di Lugano
52 Sentiero Lago di Lugano
Lake Lugano Southern Delights
Lake Lugano Southern Delights
Dream paths of Ticino
Dream paths of Ticino
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Places

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

Historic trail on Monte San Giorgio
Historic trail on Monte San Giorgio
Saurians on Mount San Giorgio
Saurians on Mount 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