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The Best Hiking Trails in Ticino (Switzerland)

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Photo of I CASTELLI DI BELLINZONA - Castelgrande / Montebello / Sasso Corbaro tour Photo of Alpe di Neggia - Monte Gambarogno - Santa Anna - Indemini - Alpe diNeggia Photo of Brione- Lavertezzo
  • near Bellinzona, Cantone Ticino (Switzerland)
    Distance
    4.71mi
    Elevation +
    1020f
    TrailRank
    62| Rating 5.0
    Photo of I CASTELLI DI BELLINZONA - Castelgrande / Montebello / Sasso Corbaro tour Photo of I CASTELLI DI BELLINZONA - Castelgrande / Montebello / Sasso Corbaro tour Photo of I CASTELLI DI BELLINZONA - Castelgrande / Montebello / Sasso Corbaro tour

    English (castellano below): Variant of the normal tour due to one path not available because of the Swiss National day (August 1st). There are several parking options in the city center. We decided to park in the str...

    Nice circular walk around the three Bellinzona castles. The old town is also very nice, and lots of other things to see/...
    Greg_Turnbull
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  • Brione- Lavertezzo

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    near Aquino, Cantone Ticino (Switzerland)
    Distance
    7.01mi
    Elevation +
    653f
    TrailRank
    49
    Photo of Brione- Lavertezzo Photo of Brione- Lavertezzo Photo of Brione- Lavertezzo

    Great hike with kids! Bobosco.CH you can buy a wooden ball and along the hike there a several runs and plays where you can use this ball. Nice picknick spots, we stayed very long near the river and that was great fun . P...

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  • Monte Bar from Corticiasca

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    near Albumo, Cantone Ticino (Switzerland)
    Distance
    5.94mi
    Elevation +
    2884f
    TrailRank
    47
    Photo of Monte Bar from Corticiasca Photo of Monte Bar from Corticiasca Photo of Monte Bar from Corticiasca

    An incredible view and a few hours in the heaven. For more details: https://artandkitchen.wordpress.com/2017/06/10/hiking-to-monte-bar-from-corticiasca/

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  • near Sementina, Cantone Ticino (Switzerland)
    Distance
    3.47mi
    Elevation +
    1699f
    TrailRank
    41
    Photo of Ponte Tibetano - Chiesa San Bernardo - Curzútt Photo of Ponte Tibetano - Chiesa San Bernardo - Curzútt Photo of Ponte Tibetano - Chiesa San Bernardo - Curzútt

    Ponte Tibetano - Chiesa San Bernardo - Curzútt Nice easy trail for a half-day hike. Visit the new Ponte Tibetano and historic Chiesa San Bernardo, stop for lunch or a snack in Cursútt at the Ristorante Ortello Curzútt...

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  • Bella Vista to Monte Generoso

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    near Cragno, Cantone Ticino (Switzerland)
    Distance
    2.81mi
    Elevation +
    1575f
    TrailRank
    39| Rating 4.0
    Photo of Bella Vista to Monte Generoso Photo of Bella Vista to Monte Generoso Photo of Bella Vista to Monte Generoso

    The nature park of the Monte Generoso (https://www.montegeneroso.ch/en) is situated in the southern part of Switzerland’s near the Italian border. We started our walk from the "Bella Vista" parking area and we followed ...

    Very nice hike.
    Valentin Raucescu
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  • Cimalmotto Alpe Magnetto

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    near Cimalmotto, Cantone Ticino (Switzerland)
    Distance
    4.82mi
    Elevation +
    1476f
    TrailRank
    36
    Photo of Cimalmotto Alpe Magnetto Photo of Cimalmotto Alpe Magnetto Photo of Cimalmotto Alpe Magnetto

    Nice tour to the alpe Magnello where they rebuild the vet nice village. We could have a look how they rebuild the roof of a alpe house.

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  • Piotta-Lago Ritom

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    near Altanca, Cantone Ticino (Swiss Confederation)
    Distance
    9.09mi
    Elevation +
    1890f
    TrailRank
    36
    Photo of Piotta-Lago Ritom Photo of Piotta-Lago Ritom Photo of Piotta-Lago Ritom

    A 5hr15m walk around Lago Ritom and region. This is the official trail, as advertised in the local hiking brochure (it's the "yellow" trail). Absolutely beautiful walk, with varying terrain and three lakes.

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  • Sentiero del Castagno - 2 of 2

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    near Mugena, Ticino (Switzerland)
    Distance
    6.05mi
    Elevation +
    1135f
    TrailRank
    34
    Photo of Sentiero del Castagno - 2 of 2 Photo of Sentiero del Castagno - 2 of 2 Photo of Sentiero del Castagno - 2 of 2

    The main event! Best walked in the autumn, when the chestnuts are ripe and falling off the trees. Exactly as advertised: a hike through forests of nothing else but chestnut trees. Watch out for falling chestnuts! Not str...

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  • Monte Bré - Lugano

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    near Aldesago, Cantone Ticino (Switzerland)
    Distance
    4.02mi
    Elevation +
    1115f
    TrailRank
    34
    Photo of Monte Bré - Lugano Photo of Monte Bré - Lugano Photo of Monte Bré - Lugano

    We took the Monte Bré funicolar to go up and than this trail to come back to Lugano. The trail is always descending and offers the most beautiful views of the lake. Be careful with your knees going down.

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  • Isone to near Camoghe

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    near Cima di Fuori, Cantone Ticino (Switzerland)
    Distance
    5.62mi
    Elevation +
    2500f
    TrailRank
    33
    Photo of Isone to near Camoghe Photo of Isone to near Camoghe Photo of Isone to near Camoghe

    This hike is close to a military base area. So you're only be able to hike it on Sundays or holidays. Because of that the trail is not maintained very well. So if you go over to take guide it would be much easier. In win...

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  • Sosto

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    near Ghirone, Cantone Ticino (Switzerland)
    Distance
    7.38mi
    Elevation +
    4360f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo of Sosto Photo of Sosto Photo of Sosto

    The trail on the mountain is not marked and maintained anymore. Also, on the top of the mountain, the trail partially is missing (by rockslide?), so I only recommend this hike for experienced hikers.

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  • near Suino, Cantone Ticino (Switzerland)
    Distance
    7.69mi
    Elevation +
    361f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo of Near Lugano, Suino - Sessa - Ponte Tresa Photo of Near Lugano, Suino - Sessa - Ponte Tresa Photo of Near Lugano, Suino - Sessa - Ponte Tresa

    Walk from Bus stop at Sesso, Suino (accessible from Ponte Tresa) to Ponte Tresa train station on trails and minor roads. After some walking through farmland, the rest of the walk is through woods which are nice and sh...

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  • near Ascona, Cantone Ticino (Switzerland)
    Distance
    6.34mi
    Elevation +
    1414f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo of Near Lucarno, Ascona - Monte Verita - Arcegno - Ascona Photo of Near Lucarno, Ascona - Monte Verita - Arcegno - Ascona Photo of Near Lucarno, Ascona - Monte Verita - Arcegno - Ascona

    Circular walk on footpaths, trails, tracks and minor roads from Ascona up to Monte Verita and surrounding area. Accessible from Lucarno, Piazza Statione bus stop near Lucarno station by taking a bus to Ascona, Centro ...

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  • 2021-09-01 ValColla

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    near Cozzo, Cantone Ticino (Switzerland)
    Distance
    5.84mi
    Elevation +
    2014f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo of 2021-09-01 ValColla Photo of 2021-09-01 ValColla Photo of 2021-09-01 ValColla

    Interesting bus rides from Lugano, along narrow hairpin turns, accessing various small villages at the back of ValColla. Round tour to Passo San Lucio on the Italian border. Start at Cozzo or Bogno, can also easily end a...

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  • Sentiero del Castagno

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    near Mugena, Cantone Ticino (Swiss Confederation)
    Distance
    5.89mi
    Elevation +
    1122f
    TrailRank
    29
    Photo of Sentiero del Castagno Photo of Sentiero del Castagno Photo of Sentiero del Castagno

    A lovely 4.5 hour walk from Mugena, Alto Malcantone, through the forests of Ticino, with chestnut trees as far as the eyes can see.

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  • Sureggio to San Clemente

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    near Nanteghè, Cantone Ticino (Switzerland)
    Distance
    2.75mi
    Elevation +
    610f
    TrailRank
    29
    Photo of Sureggio to San Clemente Photo of Sureggio to San Clemente Photo of Sureggio to San Clemente

    Sureggio to San Clemente: The church of San Clemente is located in a forest you are allowed to reach this place only by foot. The day of Christmas eve was beautiful sunny and the temperatures were mild. However the pla...

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  • Lucomagno Dötra

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    near Acquacalda, Cantone Ticino (Switzerland)
    Distance
    6.58mi
    Elevation +
    1184f
    TrailRank
    28
    Photo of Lucomagno Dötra Photo of Lucomagno Dötra Photo of Lucomagno Dötra

    Very nice walk with a a lot of mountain flowers and birds. At the end of June a lot of orchids if the ground is wet enough.

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  • Mt San Giorgio

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    near Meride, Cantone Ticino (Switzerland)
    Distance
    4.94mi
    Elevation +
    1772f
    TrailRank
    28
    Photo of Mt San Giorgio Photo of Mt San Giorgio

    There's a free Park near Meride. From here, head towards Meride and follow sign for Mt San Giorgio "fast route" (there are two of them). The road is easy and almost totally in the forest. There are a few alternatives tha...

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  • near Sonogno, Cantone Ticino (Switzerland)
    Distance
    10.21mi
    Elevation +
    643f
    TrailRank
    28
    Photo of Vallée Verzasca - Sonogno a Lavartezzo Photo of Vallée Verzasca - Sonogno a Lavartezzo Photo of Vallée Verzasca - Sonogno a Lavartezzo

    Sonogno and Lavertezzo with its stone arched bridge are both worth visiting. The countryside between is also delightful: you hike through an area of untouched and stony Ticino mountain landscape and are certain to stop a...

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  • near Carabbia, Cantone Ticino (Switzerland)
    Distance
    6.80mi
    Elevation +
    476f
    TrailRank
    27
    Photo of Near Lugarno, Monte San Salvatore - Morcote Photo of Near Lugarno, Monte San Salvatore - Morcote Photo of Near Lugarno, Monte San Salvatore - Morcote

    Walk from the top of the Monte San Salvatore funicular (based at Paradiso, accessible by train from Lugano) to Morcote (accessible by bus from Lugano) on trails, tracks and minor roads. It starts by going up to the lo...

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  • near Origlio, Cantone Ticino (Switzerland)
    Distance
    6.13mi
    Elevation +
    1001f
    TrailRank
    27
    Photo of Near Lugano, Origlio - Ponte Capriasca - Tesserete Photo of Near Lugano, Origlio - Ponte Capriasca - Tesserete Photo of Near Lugano, Origlio - Ponte Capriasca - Tesserete

    Easy walk starting and ending at bus stop Origlio, Paese, accessible from Lugano, on paths, and minor roads. The last half of the walk around the East of Sasso Scuro is quite shady.

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  • near Besso, Cantone Ticino (Switzerland)
    Distance
    8.17mi
    Elevation +
    1434f
    TrailRank
    26| Rating 2.0
    Photo of Lugano - Funicolare Monte Bre - Monte Bre - Lugano Photo of Lugano - Funicolare Monte Bre - Monte Bre - Lugano Photo of Lugano - Funicolare Monte Bre - Monte Bre - Lugano

    Walk from Lugano to take the funicular to Monte Bre and then walk back to Lugano. There is a fair bit of walking on minor roads at the start, but an attempt is made to minimise this and take trails instead when available...

    Town walk, great part with nice houses, but I am still guessing what to see on the top of the Monte Bre. Instead I sugg...
    Stéphane Dahlen
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