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Route 633, Alpe Foppa–Capanna Tamaro–Monte Tamaro–Alpe Duragno–Alpe Foppa
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Monte Tamaro

Monte Tamaro

Monte Tamaro is one of the most popular excursion destinations in the Ticino, with unparalleled views of the Alpine foothills, lakes and snow-capped Alps. The landmark is the Santa Maria degli Angeli Church by Swiss star architect Mario Botta.
From May to November, Monte Tamaro can be reached with the aerial cableway from Rivera on the route over the Ceneri Pass. A cosy hostel with restaurant and accommodation facilities is located on Alpe Foppa. Youngsters will find a children’s playground and a tiny lake lends the alp a special charm. The racy ride on the roller-sledge run is particularly popular with families, but the highlight on Alpe Foppa, apart from the landscape, is the Santa Maria degli Angeli Church, designed by Swiss star architect Mario Botta. Its contemporary, characteristic form in concrete with porphyry cladding is set like a fortress on a rocky spur, yet offers an invitation to meditate. A small panorama terrace is located on its roof.

From Alpe Foppa at 1530 m, the trail leads up another 430 m to the Monte Tamaro summit (1962 m). On the way to the top you pass the Capanna Tamaro which has sleeping accommodation for another 60 persons. The ascent from Rivera to this hut presents a particular sporting challenge to mountain bikers.

However, not many hikers tackle this route to the summit but instead take the high-level trail to Monte Lema (aerial cableway to/from Miglieglia). This well-known panoramic hike with fantastic views in all directions across Ticino lakes to the high Alps, leads across sunny green meadows and through wild chestnut and beech forests, passing typical old Ticino mountain villages with their stone roofs. This hike, which is equally attractive in either direction, has a shuttle service from the late afternoon, linking the valley stations of Miglieglia and Rivera so that with a round ticket you can easily return to your departure point.

Highlights

  • Santa Maria degli Angeli – contemporary church by Swiss star architect Mario Botta on Alpe Foppa, dating from 1994 with fittings by Enzo Cucchi.
  • High-level hike from Monte Tamaro to Monte Lema – one of the most panoramic pre-Alpine hikes.
Monte Tamaro is one of the most popular excursion destinations in the Ticino, with unparalleled views of the Alpine foothills, lakes and snow-capped Alps. The landmark is the Santa Maria degli Angeli Church by Swiss star architect Mario Botta.
From May to November, Monte Tamaro can be reached with the aerial cableway from Rivera on the route over the Ceneri Pass. A cosy hostel with restaurant and accommodation facilities is located on Alpe Foppa. Youngsters will find a children’s playground and a tiny lake lends the alp a special charm. The racy ride on the roller-sledge run is particularly popular with families, but the highlight on Alpe Foppa, apart from the landscape, is the Santa Maria degli Angeli Church, designed by Swiss star architect Mario Botta. Its contemporary, characteristic form in concrete with porphyry cladding is set like a fortress on a rocky spur, yet offers an invitation to meditate. A small panorama terrace is located on its roof.

From Alpe Foppa at 1530 m, the trail leads up another 430 m to the Monte Tamaro summit (1962 m). On the way to the top you pass the Capanna Tamaro which has sleeping accommodation for another 60 persons. The ascent from Rivera to this hut presents a particular sporting challenge to mountain bikers.

However, not many hikers tackle this route to the summit but instead take the high-level trail to Monte Lema (aerial cableway to/from Miglieglia). This well-known panoramic hike with fantastic views in all directions across Ticino lakes to the high Alps, leads across sunny green meadows and through wild chestnut and beech forests, passing typical old Ticino mountain villages with their stone roofs. This hike, which is equally attractive in either direction, has a shuttle service from the late afternoon, linking the valley stations of Miglieglia and Rivera so that with a round ticket you can easily return to your departure point.

Highlights

  • Santa Maria degli Angeli – contemporary church by Swiss star architect Mario Botta on Alpe Foppa, dating from 1994 with fittings by Enzo Cucchi.
  • High-level hike from Monte Tamaro to Monte Lema – one of the most panoramic pre-Alpine hikes.

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Ascona-Locarno Turismo
Infodesk Gambarogno
Via Cantonale 29
6574 Vira Gambarogno
Tel. +41 (0)848 091 091
gambarogno@ascona-locarno.com
www.ascona-locarno.com

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Monte Tamaro
Sentiero Lago di Lugano
Sentiero Lago di Lugano
Stage 3, Cap. Tamaro–Medeglia
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Sentiero Lago di Lugano
Stage 2, Miglieglia–Cap. Tamaro
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Giro del Monte Tamaro
Giro del Monte Tamaro
Route 633, Alpe Foppa–Capanna Tamaro–Monte Tamaro–Alpe Duragno–Alpe Foppa
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Monte Tamaro
North-South Route
North-South Route
Stage 7, Bellinzona–Agno
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