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Whether for the view or for the challenge, climbing the mountainous peaks in Ticino is the best way to experience more of this beautiful region. But with 20 to choose from, it can be tough to know which peak to proceed with. That’s why we’ve collected the best peaks and summits in Ticino for you here — so you can easily add one to your next adventure.

The top 20 peaks in Ticino

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    1

    Monte San Salvatore

    Hiking Highlight

    According to the natives, Jesus stopped in Monte San Salvatore on his way to heaven to enjoy the picturesque view from there - hence the name: San Salvatore means "Holy …

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    2

    Monte San Giorgio

    Hiking Highlight

    The 1,097 meter high summit of San Giorgio is a wonderful vantage point: the view sweeps over the sweeping Lake Lugano and the surrounding mountains. The oratorio of the same …

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    Tamara
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    3

    Monte Brè

    Hiking Highlight

    Bird's eye view of Lugano, panoramic view over the lake and the Alps.

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    Wolfgang
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    4

    Monte Tamaro

    Hiking Highlight

    At 1,960 meters, the Tamaro is not an extremely difficult summit to climb, but it can rightly be described as an extreme vantage point. It is one of the few …

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    Johanna
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    5

    Monte Generoso

    Hiking Highlight

    The Monte Generoso is 1,700 meters high and is located at the southern end of Lake Lugano. If you plan a leisurely hike on the mountain without ascending, you can simply take the cog railway from Capolago.

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    Johanna
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    6

    Monte Lema

    Hiking Highlight

    Caution: If you stumble here, you will find yourself in the next gelateria or espresso bar after a few drops. The 1,624-meter-high summit is right on the border with Switzerland's …

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    7

    Cardada

    Hiking Highlight

    At Cardada (1332 m) you get out of the giant glass gondola belonging to Mr. Botta and first join the day trippers, who aim for the first stop for refreshments …

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    8

    Gandria

    Hiking Highlight

    Gandria is a small but nice village, which is not far from Lugano and is easily accessible on foot. It used to live off oil production and fishing, and today …

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    Wiro L.
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    9

    Lavertezzo (CH)

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    Cooling down for the brave. The jump into the cool water is a test of courage for boys and those who want to be.

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    Clemens
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    10

    Cima della Trosa

    Hiking Highlight

    On Cardada (1332 m), one steps out of the glass giant gondola of Mr. Botta and initially joins the excursionists, who purposely head for the first stop-off temptation or the …

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    11

    Gotthardpass

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    The St. Gotthard has been one of Europe's most important north-south connections for ages. Which is still very noticeable today. Especially on nice weekends, the traffic on this main road …

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    12

    Passo San Iorio

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    On the Jorio there is also a small chapel. It has a wonderful panoramic view of the Swiss and the Italian side. Up to the refuge you get up well with the Mtb, above the refuge is announced push ...

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    Dirki
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    13

    Pizzo Leone

    Hiking Highlight

    According to the naturalist Louis Lavizzari, one of the first explorers of the Ticino mountains in the 19th century, the Pizzo Leone (1659m) is considered the guardian of the "Ghridone". …

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    Wiro L.
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    14

    Auressio

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Auressio was first mentioned in 1233 under the name Oraxio.
    From the Middle Ages, Auressio formed the municipality of Pedemonte with the villages of Verscio, Cavigliano and until 1464 with …

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    Wiro L.
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    15

    Ristorante Ostello Vetta

    Hiking Highlight

    The functional self-service restaurant Ostello Vetta with its panoramic terrace is the ideal place to enjoy popular Ticino specialties and the wonderful panorama from the summit of Monte Lema. The cozy mountain inn also offers overnight accommodation.

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    16

    Motto della Croce

    Hiking Highlight

    Mountain peaks with excellent panoramic views from Lake Maggiore via Bellinzona to Biasca.

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    Wiro L.
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    17

    Scudellate

    Hiking Highlight

    Scudellate is a district of the former municipality of Muggio at 904 m asl. and an impressive example of a linear settlement crouched on a steep slope with terraced fields …

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    Wiro L.
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    18

    La Vetta

    Hiking Highlight

    La Vetta is the terminus of the Monte Generoso Railway at an altitude of 1601 m. The route begins on Lake Lugano at the Capolago Lago station at an altitude …

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    Bahnpeter
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    19

    Lukmanier Passhöhe

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Swiss roads lead through breathtaking mountain landscapes and over mythical Alpine passes. The event series "Ride the Alps" offers a first-class cycling experience: on selected dates, pass roads are reserved …

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    20

    Bellavista

    Hiking Highlight

    Nice view from the waypoint on the way to Monte Generosa.

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    Tip by
    Wiro L.

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