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

Sentiero Lago di Lugano

Sentiero Lago di Lugano

Lugano (Magliaso)–Mendrisio

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Sentiero Lago di Lugano

Sentiero Lago di Lugano

Those who have hiked these nine stages know the Sottoceneri through and through: from the pre-Alpine mountains to the Mediterranean shores, from mountain huts to grottos surrounded by vineyards, the Sottoceneri presents itself in all its diversity.
The Sentiero Lago di Lugano snakes its way like a huge «S» from Magliaso to Monte Ceneri, in sweeping arcs along the border to Lugano and via Morcote and Monte Generoso down into Mendrisiotto.

One highlight follows another, beginning with the well-known ridge hike from Monte Lema to Monte Tamaro with the Botta church at Alpe Foppa. Soon followed by the Denti della Vecchia (old lady’s teeth) with the Monte Boglia, probably the most impressive vantage point of the Sottoceneri. After Lugano the trail joins the quite rightly, well-travelled route from Monte San Salvatore to picturesque Morcote. On the other side of the lake, fossils of reptiles and fishes are found on the Monte San Giorgio. The Monte Generoso and the Valle die Muggio give an interesting impression of the southernmost valleys of Switzerland.

Even with all these well-known mountains, this hike still offers some surprising discoveries. Such as the Monti di Medeglia, from where you can see the Sotto and Sopraceneri. So practically each stage is worth the journey, without having to hike the whole route in one go.
Those who have hiked these nine stages know the Sottoceneri through and through: from the pre-Alpine mountains to the Mediterranean shores, from mountain huts to grottos surrounded by vineyards, the Sottoceneri presents itself in all its diversity.
The Sentiero Lago di Lugano snakes its way like a huge «S» from Magliaso to Monte Ceneri, in sweeping arcs along the border to Lugano and via Morcote and Monte Generoso down into Mendrisiotto.

One highlight follows another, beginning with the well-known ridge hike from Monte Lema to Monte Tamaro with the Botta church at Alpe Foppa. Soon followed by the Denti della Vecchia (old lady’s teeth) with the Monte Boglia, probably the most impressive vantage point of the Sottoceneri. After Lugano the trail joins the quite rightly, well-travelled route from Monte San Salvatore to picturesque Morcote. On the other side of the lake, fossils of reptiles and fishes are found on the Monte San Giorgio. The Monte Generoso and the Valle die Muggio give an interesting impression of the southernmost valleys of Switzerland.

Even with all these well-known mountains, this hike still offers some surprising discoveries. Such as the Monti di Medeglia, from where you can see the Sotto and Sopraceneri. So practically each stage is worth the journey, without having to hike the whole route in one go.

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Accommodation

Centro Magliaso
Centro Magliaso
Magliaso
Hotel Villa del Sole Garni
Hotel Villa del Sole Garni
Ponte Tresa
Albergo Casa Santo Stefano
Albergo Casa Santo Stefano
Miglieglia
Agriturismo Ponte di Vello
Agriturismo Ponte di Vello
Breno
Bed and Breakfast CASA LEONE - CÀ LEÒN
Bed and Breakfast CASA LEONE - CÀ LEÒN
Breno / Alto Malcantone
B&B Barbara Pongelli
B&B Barbara Pongelli
Rivera
Capanna Tamaro
Capanna Tamaro
Rivera
Capanna Ginestra
Capanna Ginestra
Agno
Capanna Monte Bar – CAS Ticino
Capanna Monte Bar – CAS Ticino
Tesserete
Guesthouse Lugano Center
Guesthouse Lugano Center
Lugano
Albergo Acquarello
Albergo Acquarello
Lugano
Albergo Delfino
Albergo Delfino
Lugano
Capanna Baita del Luca
Capanna Baita del Luca
Lugano
Capanna Pairolo
Capanna Pairolo
Sonvico
Capanna San Lucio
Capanna San Lucio
Lugano
Hotel City Lugano
Hotel City Lugano
Lugano
Hotel Pestalozzi Lugano
Hotel Pestalozzi Lugano
Lugano
International au Lac Historic Lakeside Hotel
International au Lac Historic Lakeside Hotel
Lugano
Ostello per la Gioventù Lugano-Savosa
Ostello per la Gioventù Lugano-Savosa
Savosa
Hotel Serpiano
Hotel Serpiano
Serpiano
B&B La Crisalide
B&B La Crisalide
Meride
Albergo Svizzero
Albergo Svizzero
Capolago
Capanna Caviano (Castel S.Pietro)
Capanna Caviano (Castel S.Pietro)
Castel S. Pietro
Hotel Conca Bella
Hotel Conca Bella
Vacallo
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Bookable offers

52 Sentiero Lago di Lugano
52 Sentiero Lago di Lugano
Lake Lugano Southern Delights
Lake Lugano Southern Delights
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Places

Agno
Agno
Miglieglia
Miglieglia
Medeglia
Medeglia
Rivera
Rivera
Monte Tamaro
Monte Tamaro
Lugano
Lugano
S. Lucio
S. Lucio
Morcote
Morcote
Mendrisio
Mendrisio
Riva S. Vitale
Riva S. Vitale
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Places of interest

Monte Lema Cableway
Monte Lema Cableway
Monte Tamaro
Monte Tamaro
Mount Pioda’s chestnut grove
Mount Pioda’s chestnut grove
Funicular Monte Brè
Funicular Monte Brè
San Salvatore
San Salvatore
The San Grato Botanical Park
The San Grato Botanical Park
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
Pumptrack Mendrisio
Pumptrack Mendrisio
Battistero Riva San Vitale
Battistero Riva San Vitale
Monte Generoso
Monte Generoso
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Swimming

Splash & Spa Tamaro
Splash & Spa Tamaro
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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