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There are plenty of places to see and visit around Lugano. Whether you love hiking or cycling, Lugano is a region where 20 hidden gems are waiting to be explored and visited. Check the top places to visit in the region and plan your next adventure today.

The top 20 Attractions around Lugano

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Santa Maria degli Angeli

    Hiking Highlight

    Designed by the world-famous architect Mario Botta, the Santa Maria degli Angeli church on Monte Tamaro is a masterpiece of contemporary architecture.

    All information about the church can be found here: ticino.ch/de/commons/details/Kirche-Santa-Maria-degli-Angeli/14909.html

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    Morcote

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Morcote was voted several times "most beautiful village of Switzerland" - it has some charme I have to admit.

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    Böag
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    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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    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

    Capanna Monte Bar

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    From the newly opened Alpine hut in 2017, a modern cube-shaped construction, clad with wood and with a large window front, you have a dream view of Lugano, the Alps and the lake.

    All information about the hut: ticino.ch/de/alpineHuts/details/Capanna-Monte-Bar/13339.html

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    10

    Morcote

    Hiking Highlight

    Morcote is a former fishing village on the shores of Lake Lugano. In the narrow streets, you stroll along the richly decorated facades of ancient patrician houses. Also worth seeing …

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    11

    Lugano

    Hiking Highlight

    Lugano - die grösste Stadt in der Ferienregion Tessin, ist nicht nur drittwichtigster Finanzplatz der Schweiz, Kongress-, Banken- und Businesszentrum, sondern auch die Stadt der Parks und Blumen, der Villen …

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    JR56
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    Santa Maria del Sasso

    Hiking Highlight

    At the end of the village of Morcote, which was first documented in the 10th century, 400 steps lead to a lookout terrace, on which stands the parish church of …

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    Wiro L.
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    Parco San Grato

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    First tour after the flat rear tire. The friendly mechanic from BikeFactory Aarburg pulled a mandrel out of the tire.

    Today the tour led from Melano via Mendrisio to Paradiso. …

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    Markus
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    14

    Passo San Lucio

    Hiking Highlight

    San Lucio is a pass that joins Val Colla (CH) with Val Cavargna (IT), on Italian side the road is accessible by vehicles. On top there is a 14th century …

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    Alte Römerstrasse

    Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)

    Impressive old Roman road from Quartino to Monte Ceneri. It is astonishing that the ancient Romans climbed this bumpy road with an average gradient of 14 percent with their cars. …

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    Adriano
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    The landscape in its harmony between forest, meadow and small lakes is impressive and you walk through it as if it were a dream. The Ticino conservationists have found a refuge here.

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    RyAn
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    17

    Bré

    Hiking Highlight

    Beautiful artists' village with a village center worth seeing and wonderful vantage points.

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    Karin
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    18

    Pevereggia Fälle

    Hiking Highlight

    At the beginning of the path, not far from the road, are the two waterfalls formed by the Pevereggia, which drops sharply from the Piana di Sessa and then plunges …

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    Wiro L.
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    Parco San Michele

    Hiking Highlight

    The Park San Michele and its typical southern vegetation offer a breathtaking viewpoint of the city.
    The park with 12,000 square meters of green space is located in Castagnola, on …

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    20

    Torre di Redde

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    If you drive through these wooded hills, you will repeatedly come across traces of human settlements that no longer exist. Like the village of Redde, of which only a few …

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