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Mountain hiking experience - intermediate

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Mountain hiking experience - intermediate
Mountain hiking experience - intermediate
Mountain hiking experience - intermediate
Mountain hiking experience - intermediate
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Details

  • Mendrisio
  • 3 days
  • Private
  • Max 8 people
  • English, Italiano

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Hike to the top of Monte Generoso​,​ Monte Bisbino and Monte San Giorgio. These are the landmarks of the Ticino region in the southern Alps​,​ the only Italian-speaking canton in Switzerland. Enjoy the spectacular scenic views along the way​,​ the vast expanse of the Lombard plain​,​ lake Como​,​ Lugano lake and the alpine range to the north. Dine in the best of the local Mediterranean tradition in a grotto​,​ originally use to be a cellar for preserving meat and wine in a cool place​,​ and over time turned into historic restaurants. Indulge in local dishes and home-made pasta. Taste the world-renowned Merlot in the wineries that dot the region and stroll through the vineyard and the premises in a guided wine-tasting tour. A great way to top-off the day’s hike! Please contact me for furhter details on the program​,​ information on the overnight location and for other dates.

Day 1

At the southern end of Lake Lugano is the 1​,​701 metre high Monte Generoso. This lofty altitude makes it without a doubt the best mountain for views in the canton of Ticino. Ready to get on the cog railway that has been taking visitors up to the peak of Monte Generoso for 125 to enjoy these breathtaking views. Get off at Bellavista intermediate stop and start our hike up to the peak for an unforgettable view of Lugano​,​ the lake and surroundings. If its the right season we can have a special tasting of chesse made by a local family who takes the cows duriong the summer up to the alp. Lunch free or we can arrange with the hotel for a pack lunch. Return by cog railway or by foot. Overnight in the amazing village of Meride.

Day 2

Discover the Muggio Valley​,​ Switzerland’s southernmost vale​,​ while walking past chestnut woods​,​ water mills​,​ bird snares and nevère​,​ the so-called “refrigerators of yesteryear”: an outdoor museum​,​ immersed in nature​,​ waiting to be discovered. The characteristics of the valley is peace and quiet​,​ beautiful scenery​,​ unspoilt surroundings​,​ but it is also famous for its Zincarlin chesse which has become a Slowfood presidium. Once we reach Muggio we can enjoy a walk around the old village and have a wine tasting of the typical Merlot wine. After 1 or 2 good glasses of wine we'll reach the Bruzella mill an ancient millstone restored and working since 1996​,​ when it resumed its activity of grinding. The miller Mrs Irene and Giuseppe will be happy to talk about the history of the mill and show the functioning of it. A wonderful corner where to chill out. Overnight in the wonderful village of Meride.

Day 3

Explore the Arzo quarries before setting off to Monte San Giorgio​,​ a UNESCO World Heritage site for its wealth of fossils from the Giurassic era. Relax on the summit while enjoying the stunning view. Return to Meride and end of the experience. Included: local guide for 3 days​,​ 2 nights in Meride​,​ transportation with private bus when required​,​ public transportation​,​ wine tastings​,​ Unesco Guide. Not included: train to Monte Generoso​,​ meals This tour can be extended and there are other dates available.

Location

Mendrisio
Monte Generoso

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Cancellation

Full refund: cancel 3 days before the start time of the activity and get 100% back.Service fees will not be reimbursed. More

Insurance

European Travel Insurance ERV: thanks to our insurance partner we provide free SOS coverage when booking on Crion. More

Assistance

We follow you in every step of the experience. Contact us if you need help.