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Monte Generoso

Via Fam. Carlo Scacchi 6 | Via Fam. Carlo Scacchi 6, Capolago 6825, Switzerland
+41 91 630 51 11
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Great views and hiking

I took the Train up to Bellavista and hiked to the top. Took about an hour to hike. Spectacular... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
dapers
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Boston, MA
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Great ride on the cog weel train.

The view from the mountain is amazing There are many trails for hiking. Train go down only once an... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2017
Erez I
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Via Fam. Carlo Scacchi 6 | Via Fam. Carlo Scacchi 6, Capolago 6825, Switzerland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I took the Train up to Bellavista and hiked to the top. Took about an hour to hike. Spectacular views. I hiked down to Scudellate which was also very scenic. A great place to spend a day outdoors from Lugano.

Thank dapers
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

The view from the mountain is amazing There are many trails for hiking. Train go down only once an hour so plan your visit according.

Thank Erez I
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Is a great destination for hiking and the panorama is amazing but if you go with small children (up to 3 y.o.) you won't be able to enjoy it to the fullest: at the last station (vetta) there is no pic -nic adapted spaces with...More

Thank Claudia F
Reviewed 8 August 2017

My family and I were vacationing in the area and decided to take the cog railroad ride up into the Alps. Every aspect of our day in Capolago, Switzerland was magical. The drive from our hotel in Cannobio, Italy to Capolago was great fun (beautiful...More

1  Thank David M
Reviewed 7 August 2017

The summit station is reached by a usually hourly service cog train from the SBB station on the Lugano to Chiassio main line. It takes roughly 35 mins but a pleasant journey with different views. The Visitor center,Restaurant etc at the top is a new...More

Thank Ken C
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Easy to reach from Milan. One hour 15 to Lugano; then a 15 minutes ride to Caplago before you take the cogwheel train up to Monte Generoso. From there, the day is yours. Numerous hike trails from easy to strenuous will keep you occupied for...More

Thank Jetster72
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

I went here with my Family firstly because we always wanted to go here once. The ride up and down Mt. Generoso is very nice, it takes about half an hour each way. On top of the Mt. Generoso there're two restaurant and two paths...More

Thank tanja s
Reviewed 17 July 2017

My family of four loves Monte Generoso. It offers something for everyone. We spent an entire day exploring, relaxing and just taking in the view. It's fantastic. Monte Generoso may be reached by hiking or by cog rail. It's possible to drive to the last...More

Thank SusanTravels2017
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Went up with my elderly-ish parents on the train, rather pricey train tickets(50+ Swiss francs for round-trip adult ticket, one way 40-45 mins journey, you do get some nice view from train trip). If you're fit enough, definitely walk it! Lovely to walk in the...More

Thank C L
Reviewed 26 June 2017

On a fine cloudless day take the cog railway from Capolago to the Mario Botta designed Fiore di pietra 1,700m higher. There are any number of places to admire the panorama from the top of the building to a spot out beyong the ourdoor terrace...More

1  Thank Alwyn42
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