Walking in Ticino, from Monte Brè to Gandria and Lugano
Hiking Route · Lugano Region · closed
The small village of Gandria - near Lugano - is certainly fascinating because of its location on the shores of the lake and its mild, Mediterranean climate. The small town centre can be visited in a short time, walking through its narrow streets and stairways between colourful buildings and flowering creepers and indulging in an ice cream or an excellent lunch at one of the many panoramic terraces or restaurants in the area. However, to make our excursion even more beautiful, we decided to start from the top: the summit of Monte Brè, the mountain that watches over the village and offers a splendid panoramic view of Lake Ceresio. Also not to be missed is the famous 'Gandria Path', a hiking trail that runs along the lakeshore and reaches the city of Lugano in a short time.
Distance 8.3 km
The hike we propose is a linear route that starts at the top of Monte Brè and follows a forest path along the mountainside, first reaching the small mountain village of Brè, then the lakeside village of Gandria and finally Lugano, where it ends.
During the route, you will have the chance to admire the amazing view of Lake Ceresio, to visit the historic centre of Brè and discover its art works (the itinerary of "Presenze d'arte") and to taste a pinch of Swiss Dolce Vita on the lakeshore.
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Asphalt 22.73%Path 54.97%Road 22.28%
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Top of Monte Brè (909 m)
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Lugano - Cassarate
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