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Highlights

  • Bellinzona castles, UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Lugano city
  • Lake Maggiore
  • Mount San Salvatore
  • Mount San Giorgio, UNESCO World Heritage Site

Day 1

Arrival to Bellinzona

Travel by public transport from your starting point in Switzerland to Bellinzona. Overnight stay in Bellinzona.

Aussicht von der Burg über Bellinzona

Day 2

Bellinzona - Isone 

Steep climb to Cima di Dentro. From here you have a wonderful view of the Magadino plain and the nearby Lake Maggiore. Look back once again at the three castles of Bellinzona (UNESCO World Heritage Site) before descending to Isone.

Details: approx. 10 km ↑ 840 m ↓ 315 m
Duration: approx. 4 h

Bellinzona Castello di Sasso Corbaro

Day 3

Isone - Tesserte

First through the swamp at Gola di Lago and then further on through a sea of ferns in a sparse birch forest towards Bigorio. Santa Maria Franciscan monastery like an eagle’s nest above Tesserete.

Details: approx. 11 km ↑ 525 m ↓ 740 m
Duration: approx. 3.5 h

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Day 4

Tesserete - Lugano

In the morning by bus to Cimadera. The tour leads past the Denti della Vecchia rock formations over the Monte Boglia, through beech forests and high plateaux to Monte Brè, a vantage platform high above Lugano. The furniculaire takes you down to the city centre.  

Details: approx. 11 km ↑ 525 m ↓ 740 m
Duration: approx. 3.5 h

Aussicht von San Salvatore auf Lugano im Sommer

Day 5

Lugano - Monte San Salvatore - Morcote - Serpiano

The hike from Monte San Salvatore to Vico Morcote is a classic for the whole family. Always slightly downhill, woodlands alternating with well-kept villages, pretty grotti and scenic views. From Morcote you continue by ship and cable car to Serpiano.

Details: approx. 12.5 km ↑ 855 m ↓ 855 m
Duration: approx. 4.5 h

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Day 6

Serpiano - Mendrisio | Departure

The Monte San Giorgio, also known as the «Fossil Mountain», is a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage, tackled after a short boat trip. Dinosaur fossils dating back 230-240 million years can be marveled at in a small museum in Meride. Upon arrival in Mendrisio, return journey by public transport to your final destination in Switzerland or extension of your stay.

Details: approx. 13 km ↑ 615 m ↓ 570 m
Duration: approx. 4 h

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Karte der Eurotrek Wanderung Tessiner Highlights.

Tour characteristic

An enjoyable hike with a view! The distances are kept rather short, but it goes steeply uphill and downhill. Sure-footedness is required for the hikes over the ridges and hills.

The Trans Swiss Trail with SchweizMobil

The Via Gottardo with SchweizMobil

Inclusions

  • 5 nights incl. breakfast in 3* hotels or hostels
  • Rail journey 2nd class from/to Swiss start/end point
  • Daily luggage transfers
  • Ticino Ticket with numerous inclusive services and discounts
  • Admission to the castles of Bellinzona
  • Admission to the Monte San Giorgio fossil museum
  • Well-prepared itinerary
  • Travel documents (1 x per room) including SwitzerlandMobility Plus subscription
  • Service hotline

Good to know

  • Booking period: all year round
  • Travel period: low season from 30.04. - 20.05. | 24.09. - 16.10.2022, high season from 21.05. - 23.09.2022
  • If you are departing without an extra night in Mendrisio, your luggage will be returned to the luggage counter by 17:00 at the latest.
  • Additional nights can be booked in Mendrisio.
  • Tourist tax, if due, not included in the tour price
  • Boat and cable car rides are not included in the tour price (approx. 45,- CHF per person)
  • Bookings can be accepted up to 5 working days before arrival (express fee GBP 40.00 for 5 working days before arrival)
  • Organisation of the trip: local cooperation partner

Travel documents

  • We provide you with all documents for your trip digitally
  • Luggage tags are usually left for you at the arrival hotel
  • On the road, you can easily find your way around using the SwitzerlandMobility app and other freely accessible aids. Background information and all other documents are delivered electronically and can be downloaded to your mobile phone in advance

Flight options

Book flights to Switzerland

Our in-house flights experts will be happy to offer advice and to book the most convenient flight for your trip.

Your flights will be covered by our package booking conditions and will be protected under our ATOL license. We will charge £35 per person for this flight booking service. 

Alternatively book your flights directly with Swiss - our preferred partner for flights to Switzerland.

Speak to an expert

We are both the official and largest tour operator for holidays to Switzerland and have been in operation for over 30 years with ABTA and ATOL protection. Please give us a call and we will be happy to go through your plans. Call +44 207 420 4900 to speak with us or send us your travel request via [email protected].

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