Spring in Ticino: Mendrisiotto plus!

Saturday 11 May - Thursday 16 May

Spring hiking in the southernmost part of Switzerland. Five days from a comfortable hotel base close to the shores of Lake Lugano.

Highlights: the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Monte San Giorgio with its fascinating geology; the classic hike over Monte San Salvatore and down to the idyllic lakeside village of Morcote; the forests, terraced pastures and picturesque villages of the Valle di Muggio (voted landscape of the year in 2014); and the panoramic views from Monte Generoso with its majestic “Fiore di pietra” created by the famous architect Mario Botta.

Type of hiking

  • 5 days of guided hikes (Sunday to Thursday), with discovery of the local flora and fauna, geology, history and culture.
  • Hikes at level 2*/3*, for sure-footed enthusiastic hikers on reasonably good form. About 600-900 m up and down and 4–5.5 hours of walking each day (shorter hike on final day)
  • Technical level: T2 with a few exposed sections at T3 (Swiss Alpine Club grading). Please be prepared for some steep, narrow stony paths and, for one hike, a lot of steps!

Meet in Capolago on the evening of Saturday 11 May.

Price and booking

Price per person: CHF 965 (min. 6, max. 10 participants), including: 5 days’ guided hikes; 5 nights’ accommodation in twin rooms (2* hotel) with half-board; Ticino Ticket giving free use of most Ticino public transport and reductions on mountain lifts and certain other sport and leisure activities.

Please allow about 35 francs (with ½-price or general abonnement) for the use of mountain lifts and boat.

Price excludes: transport (except as mentioned), insurances, picnic lunches, drinks.

Simply click on the “Book now” button to reserve your place. Booking deadline: 30 March 2024.

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