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Ticino — Between heaven and formaggini

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Ticino — Between heaven and formaggini

Hiking Collection by MySwitzerland

9

Tours

38:39 h

63.3 mi

18,525 ft

Breathtaking views of Lake Lugano and mountain peaks, old stone houses surrounded by untouched nature and incomparably delicious Formaggino - that's Monte Generoso. The Queen of Cheese Marisa Clericetti is looking forward to welcoming you on the mountain. She has been producing Formaggini, small Swiss fresh cheeses that taste wonderfully of Alpine milk, on Alp Clericetti for over 40 years. Together with her animals and her husband, she lives on the mountain from May until December and spoils hikers like you with regional products and her homemade Formaggino, which tastes better than any other.

On a circular hike between Heaven and Formaggini, we will take you to Monte Generoso where you can visit Marisa in her alpine pasture. From the top of the mountain, you can also enjoy the wonderful view of the spectacular region. From here, you will cross the wide slopes of the mountain and reach the picturesque Alps with old stone huts and unique limestone cold stores. At the end of the beautiful day hiking, you can take the rack railway down to the Lake Capolago, where you can stock up on Marisa’s Formaggini in the shops if you are still hungry.

In Ticino, besides Monte Generoso, many other mountains and unique landscapes await you. In this Collection, we have put together eight experiences in Ticino that lead you around unique mountains such as Monte San Giorgio, along the olive path around Lake Lugano or with llamas to Monte Comino. No matter whether you are traveling with your family, are looking for a multi-day tour or would like to undertake a beautiful high-altitude hike: here in Ticino you will find the right experience for you.

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  • Intermediate
    02:11
    3.18 mi
    1.5 mph
    1,175 ft
    1,225 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    On this hike we will take you to Monte Generoso. Here you will hike between the sky and Formaggini to the summit of the 1,700-meter-high mountain, where you will enjoy the breathtaking view and the romantic Alps, where the delicious cheese has been produced for years. The highlight of the tour is a visit

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  • Difficult
    16:21
    25.8 mi
    1.6 mph
    7,875 ft
    5,575 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    In three stages, the Sentiero Cristallina leads you from Bignasco in the Valle Maggia to Airolo in the Val Bedretto. On the way you pass steep mountain slopes, a waterfall, crystalline rocks, alpine lakes, idyllic Alps and remote hamlets. The milestones are S. Carlo (Val Bavona) and Capanna Cristallina

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  • Intermediate
    03:21
    5.12 mi
    1.5 mph
    1,900 ft
    1,900 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    On this circular walk at the foot of the Basodino glacier, you will get an insight into a unique region formed by glaciers. From the Robiei mountain station, you will hike through an unreal mountain landscape, where ice has left its mark on various geological eras.

    

    From the last village of the Bavona

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  • Difficult
    05:40
    8.34 mi
    1.5 mph
    2,500 ft
    2,550 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    Among the high altitude hikes in Switzerland, this is one of the classics: the tightrope walk from Monte Lema to Monte Tamaro. On the way you will enjoy an unbeatable panorama that stretches from the Leventina via the surrounding valleys to the Valais Alps to the west and the Grisons Alps to the east

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  • Intermediate
    03:52
    7.69 mi
    2.0 mph
    1,400 ft
    1,400 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    In 2003, the Monte San Giorgio was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The mountain hides up to 240 million years old fossils, many of them in perfect condition. You can admire the important finds in the fossil museum in Meride.

    

    In Meride begins the trail around the mountain. On the way, you'll pass

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  • Intermediate
    03:18
    5.67 mi
    1.7 mph
    1,525 ft
    1,500 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    On Monte Comino you can do a great hike with llamas. Especially for children, hiking with the animals is a highlight. The cuddly traveling companions not only carry the little ones' luggage, they also motivate them to hike. So the grown-ups can relax and enjoy the pristine landscape of Monte Comino and

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  • Easy
    00:51
    1.94 mi
    2.3 mph
    150 ft
    175 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    About three and a half kilometers is the olive path long. It leads you with a view of Lake Lugano and the Mediterranean landscape from Castagnola to Gandria. On the way you will be informed about the history, the botany, the olive cultivation, the olives and the resulting oil.

    

    On the easy trail, you will

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  • Intermediate
    01:31
    2.47 mi
    1.6 mph
    1,450 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    From Foroglio you can make a wonderful hike in the Val Calnègia. The side valley of the Bavona Valley is uniquely wild and surrounded by high mountain peaks.

    

    On the hike, you will pass an impressive waterfall right at the beginning, which rushes loudly from a high cliff. Romantic stone bridges, huge rocky

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  • Intermediate
    01:34
    3.11 mi
    2.0 mph
    550 ft
    550 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Great for any fitness level. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Between Balerna, Castel San Pietro, Morbio Inferiore and Morbio Superiore extends over a length of 1.5 kilometers, the park of the Breggia gorges. In this area, you can walk wonderfully and admire geological and historical gems along the way.

    

    From each of the four communities you can start your hike through

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    9
  • Distance
    63.3 mi
  • Duration
    38:39 h
  • Elevation
    18,525 ft

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