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View of the lake of Lugano and Monte Generoso

View of the lake of Lugano and Monte Generoso

View of the lake from the San Grato gradens

View of the lake from the San Grato gradens

Parco San Grato

Parco San Grato

View of the lake of Lugano and Caslano

View of the lake of Lugano and Caslano

Avenue leading to Madonna d’Ongero

Avenue leading to Madonna d’Ongero

The Church of Madonna di Ongero

The Church of Madonna di Ongero

Tour description

An easy tour of the peninsular dell’Arbostora, with superb views of the Lake of Lugano.

We leave from Carona and pass Alpe Vicania, the chapel of Madonna d’Ongero, and Ciona, before returning to Carona. The entire tour is mostly on very easy paths. Wonderful new views appear constantly during the tour, so we can admire the Lake of Lugano from different directions.


Church and convent of Santa Maria di Torello, Roman building with fragments of frescoes from XIII, private property
Sanctuary of the Madonna d’Ongero, constructed in XVII, decorations and plasterwork by A. Casella, frescoes by G. Petrini
Parish Churhc of San Giorgio, constructed in XVI, with bell tower from XVII, frescoes in the choir stalls by D. Pezzi («The Day of Judgement»)
Botanical gardens San Grato, with an area of 62,000 m; precious collection of azaleas, rhododendrons and conifers, 5 themed walks (botanic, relaxation, panoramic, artistic and fables) with learning panels


Period advised: january - december

Please note: In autumn, woodland footpaths can be covered with large quantities of vegetation.

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  • Diese Tour eignet sich besonders für Anfänger und bietet - gänzlich abseits vom Verkehr - eine perfekte Mischung aus Naturerlebnis, grandiosen Aussichten und etwas Fahrtechnik. Sie ist auch von wenig trainierten und fahrtechnisch ungeübten Bikern/-innen gut zu bewältigen, dann allerdings mit ein paar Schiebepassagen in den kurzen Aufstiegen aufgrund des teilweise etwas grobschottrigen Untergrundes. Die Tour stiess in meiner Bike-Schnuppergruppe auf grosse Begeisterung!

Places along the route: Carona - San Grato - Alpe Vicania - Madonna d’Ongero - Carona - Ciona - Carona


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Tour history (B00989)

First published: Donnerstag, 1. März 2007

Last updated: Dienstag, 28. Januar 2014

Tour published by: Presented by www.luganoturismo.ch

Tour characteristics

Distance: 11.8 km | Time requirement: 1 h
Ascent: 310 m | Descent: 310 m
Highest point: 790 m.a.s.l.

Difficulty S0

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Ente Turistico del Luganese - Riva Albertolli
Casella postale 6080
CH - 6901 Lugano
Tel: +41 (0)58 866 66 00
Fax: +41 (0)58 866 66 09
Internet: www.luganoturismo.ch
E-Mail: info@luganoturismo.ch

Il Ticino in Mountain Bike; Lugano and Mendrisiotto; Nr. 5