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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 Monte Carasso - Ponte Tibetano
  • near Bellinzona, Cantone Ticino (Switzerland)
    Distance
    4.71mi
    Elevation +
    1020f
    TrailRank
    62| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofI CASTELLI DI BELLINZONA - Castelgrande / Montebello / Sasso Corbaro tour Photo ofI CASTELLI DI BELLINZONA - Castelgrande / Montebello / Sasso Corbaro tour Photo ofI 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
  • Monte Carasso - Ponte Tibetano

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    near Monte Carasso, Cantone Ticino (Switzerland)
    Distance
    7.43mi
    Elevation +
    2178f
    TrailRank
    55
    Photo ofMonte Carasso - Ponte Tibetano Photo ofMonte Carasso - Ponte Tibetano Photo ofMonte Carasso - Ponte Tibetano

    It is one of the best ever done trail. You can not imagine the beauty of the terrain I realized this only when I heated lele Bassil praising rita chucralla saying. Ma tez3alli rita but this was by far the beast trail. Ri...

  • near Brè, Cantone Ticino (Switzerland)
    Distance
    6.24mi
    Elevation +
    2303f
    TrailRank
    53
    Photo ofMonte Bre - Monte Boglia - Monte Bre Photo ofMonte Bre - Monte Boglia - Monte Bre Photo ofMonte Bre - Monte Boglia - Monte Bre

    Nice forest walk with stunning views on top. Keep in mind that Scenic trail is very steap closer to the top, for a person with average activity would suggest to take a longer walk (only extra 30 min based on waypoints). ...

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  • near Gandria, Cantone Ticino (Switzerland)
    Distance
    7.87mi
    Elevation +
    2192f
    TrailRank
    53
    Photo ofGandria, Lugano - Switzerland - Loop Photo ofGandria, Lugano - Switzerland - Loop Photo ofGandria, Lugano - Switzerland - Loop

    Gandria hike was soo exceptional and amazing. We started our hike upward in a hard ascending to reach Montè Brè mountain where we had some beer at the top at a very beautiful restaurant overlooking lugano town and lake. ...

  • Brione- Lavertezzo

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    near Aquino, Cantone Ticino (Switzerland)
    Distance
    7.01mi
    Elevation +
    653f
    TrailRank
    53
    Photo ofBrione- Lavertezzo Photo ofBrione- Lavertezzo Photo ofBrione- 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...

  • Riva San Vitale

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    near Riva San Vitale, Cantone Ticino (Switzerland)
    Distance
    10.84mi
    Elevation +
    3333f
    TrailRank
    51
    Photo ofRiva San Vitale Photo ofRiva San Vitale Photo ofRiva San Vitale

    Percorso ad anello da Riva San Vitale passando per - monte San Giorgio -Serpiano stazione -Brusino Arsizio - Punta Pojana Canton Ticino, monte San Giorgio da Riva San Vitale, discesa a Brusino Arsizio e ritorno a Riva SV...

  • Monte Bar from Corticiasca

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    near Albumo, Cantone Ticino (Switzerland)
    Distance
    5.94mi
    Elevation +
    2884f
    TrailRank
    48
    Photo ofMonte Bar from Corticiasca Photo ofMonte Bar from Corticiasca Photo ofMonte 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/

  • near Monte Carasso, Cantone Ticino (Switzerland)
    Distance
    6.94mi
    Elevation +
    2215f
    TrailRank
    46
    Photo ofMonte Carasso, Ponte Tibetano - Loop Photo ofMonte Carasso, Ponte Tibetano - Loop Photo ofMonte Carasso, Ponte Tibetano - Loop

    Monte Carasso or Ponte Tibetano hike is my favorite. e erything was amazing, the gorgeous scenery the greeny surrounding, the nature and the stones are exceptional in this hike.

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

  • Bella Vista to Monte Generoso

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    near Cragno, Cantone Ticino (Switzerland)
    Distance
    2.81mi
    Elevation +
    1575f
    TrailRank
    40| Rating 4.0
    Photo ofBella Vista to Monte Generoso Photo ofBella Vista to Monte Generoso Photo ofBella 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
  • Cimalmotto Alpe Magnetto

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

  • Piotta-Lago Ritom

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

  • Monte Bré - Lugano

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    near Aldesago, Cantone Ticino (Switzerland)
    Distance
    4.02mi
    Elevation +
    1115f
    TrailRank
    35
    Photo ofMonte Bré - Lugano Photo ofMonte Bré - Lugano Photo ofMonte 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.

  • near Aldesago, Cantone Ticino (Switzerland)
    Distance
    13.64mi
    Elevation +
    3258f
    TrailRank
    34
    Photo ofRonchée-Brè-Alpe Bollo-Monte Boglia-Materone-Brè Photo ofRonchée-Brè-Alpe Bollo-Monte Boglia-Materone-Brè Photo ofRonchée-Brè-Alpe Bollo-Monte Boglia-Materone-Brè

    Reachable by public transport. Board bus number 12 (towards Brè paese) from Lugano Centro. You can either end your bus trip at Ronchée or Brè, depending on how long and how many kilometres you want to cover. If you want...

  • Sentiero del Castagno - 2 of 2

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

  • Isone to near Camoghe

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

  • Sosto

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

    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.

  • near Suino, Cantone Ticino (Switzerland)
    Distance
    7.69mi
    Elevation +
    361f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo ofNear Lugano, Suino - Sessa - Ponte Tresa Photo ofNear Lugano, Suino - Sessa - Ponte Tresa Photo ofNear 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...

  • near Prugiasco, Cantone Ticino (Switzerland)
    Distance
    5.07mi
    Elevation +
    1381f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo ofBlenio valley Aquarosso Negertino Leontica Photo ofBlenio valley Aquarosso Negertino Leontica Photo ofBlenio valley Aquarosso Negertino Leontica

    Nice half day walk with several interesting historical buildings. Churches frescos and fantastic views to the valley and the mountains.

  • Sentiero del Castagno

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    near Mugena, Cantone Ticino (Swiss Confederation)
    Distance
    5.89mi
    Elevation +
    1122f
    TrailRank
    31
    Photo ofSentiero del Castagno Photo ofSentiero del Castagno Photo ofSentiero 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.

  • near Sonogno, Cantone Ticino (Switzerland)
    Distance
    10.21mi
    Elevation +
    643f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo ofVallée Verzasca - Sonogno a Lavartezzo Photo ofVallée Verzasca - Sonogno a Lavartezzo Photo ofVallée 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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