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Address: Via Santuario, Orselina 6644, Switzerland
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+41 91 735 30 30
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La funivia da Orselina permette di raggiungere in pochi minuti Cardada...

La funivia da Orselina permette di raggiungere in pochi minuti Cardada (1340 msm) e di seguito con la seggiovia fino a Cimetta (1670 msm). Questa oasi di pace e natura offre un’indimenticabile panorama a 360 gradi sul Lago Maggiore e le valli circostanti.Per gli ospiti sportivi offriamo un piccolo percorso di riflessologia plantare, un percorso per la corsa d’orientamento, una pista circolare per mountain bike e degli Helsana nordic walking trails ufficiali.Famiglie con bambini possono trattenersi sia nel villaggio indiano, sia nelle aree di gioco o passeggiare all’ombra del percorso ludico. Nei cinque ristoranti e capanne della montagna potete gustare tipici piatti Ticinesi.

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Breathtaking View!

Arrived there by cable car. The views on top were spectacular! There are a few restaurants on top, one next to the cable car and another a walking distance away, where you can sit... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Grueziland E
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Basel, Switzerland
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Basel, Switzerland
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived there by cable car. The views on top were spectacular! There are a few restaurants on top, one next to the cable car and another a walking distance away, where you can sit on the balcony and have a drink or a nice lunch. You can also hike down but you need good hiking shoes for that :)

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016

Went at the near end of winter...the last snow was there. Excellent location for skiing...though I just went for the view!!

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Thank Aashraya K
Jupiter, Florida
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29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

"The Cardada-Cimetta mountain range offers a truly unique view overlooking the entire region of Locarno and Switzerland's two extremes: the lowest point, Lake Maggiore, and the highest one, the Dufour point located on the Monte Rosa mountain range. The summit is easily accessible from Locarno's city centre by taking the funicular railway to Orselina, then the cable car to Cardada... More 

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Malta
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

An incredible place where one can breathe in the mountain air and look at wonderful views. Cable-car very efficient and fast.

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Took funicular from Locarno to Orselina, then cable car up to Cardada (24CHF one way). A small plan printed on an information leaflet showed several paths back down hill - we chose the Larch path - BAD CHOICE if you are bobbing on a bit and haven't done any serious walking for a while. Path starts descending passed quaint rural... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

The view is beautiful, and you have many possibilities to hike or gonaround with mountain bike. They have playground for kids, so it could be a nice program for the whole family!

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Thank Dóra K
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Took the funicular up from Locarno. The cable car ride was fun and the views from the top are gorgeous. We also took the chairlift up to Cimetta and really loved having beer and pizza with a view.

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Thank lawbabie
Davos Platz, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

great place, but high price, the parking is full so you need to wait or go up to next parking. the view is awsome,the wheater was great,just the price to go up and down is high

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Adelaide, Australia
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

We went up to talke a look at the Cardada-Cimetta mountain range which offers a truly unique view overlooking the entire region of Locarno. To get to the summit we needed to firs take the funicular railway to Orselina, then the cable car to Cardada (1340 m)

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Marbella, Spain
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200 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

While I am known for motion sickness, I decided to brave the swinging cable car and this day trip was worth the momentary nausea that was quickly replaced by awe! Make sure to take the 2nd lift and go all the way to the top; you will not be disappointed! It is a perfect journey to 'get above it all',... More 

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