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Hill of Santo Stefano

Hill of Santo Stefano

View on the Penz Hill

View on the Penz Hill

Vineyards in Pedrinate

Vineyards in Pedrinate

Tour description

This route enables you to climb the Penz Hill overlooking the border town of Chiasso.
From Mendrisio you pass through the village of Genestrerio and the interesting naturalistic area of the Colombera, then climb towards Novazzano and down again to the slopes of the Penz; from here a steep mule track leads to Pedrinate and then a winding way through the woods of the moraine hill will take you back to the flat area of Chiasso.
On the way back to Mendrisio the climb towards Coldrerio will enable you to ride over the national cycling route, which you will leave only to discover the characteristic village centre of Corteglia; it is a typical hillside village of the Mendrisiotto.


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  • Ich bin die Tour zur Saisoneröffnung 2016 gefahren. Wirklich gemütlich ohne technische Ansprüche an den Fahrer/ die Fahrerin. Ich kannte das Mendrisiotto noch nicht sehr gut und diese Tour vermittelt einem einen guten Eindruck der Gegend. Die Strecke entlang den Weinbergen und den Pferdehöfen war besonders interessant. Am Streckenende (respektive Streckenanfang) hat es eine unpassierbare Stelle da eine grosse Bauschuttdeponie den Weg versperrt. Ab Genesterio kann man nicht mehr der Laveggio folgen. Man fährt am besten geradeaus Richtung Ligornetto anstatt rechts abzubiegen.

Places along the route: Mendrisio FFS - Novazzano - Pedrinate - Chiasso - Coldrerio - Corteglia - Mendrisio FFS


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Tour history (B05188)

First published: Freitag, 25. Mai 2012

Last updated: Dienstag, 15. April 2014

Tour published by: Presented by www.mendrisiottoturismo.ch

Tour characteristics

Distance: 29.6 km | Time requirement: 2 h
Ascent: 701 m | Descent: 701 m
Highest point: 537 m.a.s.l.

Difficulty No singletrails

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Ente turistico del Mendrisiotto e Basso Ceresio
Via Lavizzari 2
CH-6850 Mendrisio
Tel: +41 (0)91 641 30 50
Fax: +41 (0)91 641 30 59
E-Mail: info@mendrisiottoturismo.ch
Internet: www.mendrisiottoturismo.ch