Walking Wellness Around Lake Lugano: 7 day discovery tour
Lake Lugano offers unique landscapes. Palm trees in the Alps? This is where you will find them. Trails in the woods emerging in breath-taking landscapes? Old medieval towns very close to small cities of international importance? All 5-star hotels in the evening to relax and dine with the highest standards ...Read Full Description
- Trip Length:
- 7 days
- Best Time to Go:
- June, July
- Recommended for:
Infants (under 2)
Children (2 - 5)
Children (6 - 8)
Children (9 - 11)
Children (12 - 14)
Children (15 - 17)
Adults (18 - 20)
Adults (25 - 29)
Family Trip, Group Retreat, Trip Around the World
Detailed Trip Description
Lake Lugano offers unique landscapes. Palm trees in the Alps? This is where you will find them. Trails in the woods emerging in breath-taking landscapes? Old medieval towns very close to small cities of international importance? All 5-star hotels in the evening to relax and dine with the highest standards after beating some of the most beautiful paths in the world? Tentative dates : 1 June - 8 June 6+ places 15 June - 22 June 6+ places 22 June - 29 June 6+ places 29 June - 06 July 6+ place
Day 1 - Switzerland
Arrival and Transport to Gentilino.
Accomodation in Hotel Principe Leopoldo
Day 2 - Switzerland
Gentilino (372m) - Agra (655m).
Climbing through Montagnola, where Hermann Hesse and George Harrison lived.
Visit to the former’s tombstone and museum.
Food and Dining
Lunch in Agra.
Descent towards Figino. (time estimate, without pauses 3h)
Walk to Olivella (1.5h).
Day 3 - Switzerland
Olivella - Vico Morcote - Parco Botanico and return.
Olivella - Vico Morcote - Parco Botanico and return. Paths in the woods, old churches, and the beautiful botanic garden of Carona.
Day 4 - Lugano
Melide - Carona - Monte San Salvatore, Lugano.
We climb along an old path from Melide to Carona and then walk to Ciona for a pause. From there we climb up through the woods to the emblematic mount of Lugano, the San Salvatore.
Descent towards the city, on foot or cable car (Optional).
Day 5 - Lugano
Lugano - Gandria.
Walk along the beautiful lake-side of Lugano, through the park, pass the old Villas and then the sentiero di Gandria until the picturesque village of Gandria.
Return by boat to Lugano; Free afternoon / evening in Lugano.
Day 6 - Lugano
Excursion around the World Heritage Site of Monte San Giorgio, famous for its fossils.
Day 7 - Switzerland
Caprino - Campione.
Boat ride to Border museum, then walk along the shore opposite Lugano to the Italian enclave of Campione and back by boat.
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