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Arogno nucleo

Arogno nucleo

Tour description

The «Sentiero Smeraldo» (Emerald Trail) is a project of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) realised in co-operation with the office of tourism as part of Switzerland’s «Emerald Network». Its goal is to publicise and raise awareness about the Emerald species and habitats of Mendrisiotto – one of three places in the canton of Ticino richest in these rare and endangered species and habitats.

From Arogno you’ll have to overcome a few more metres of altitude before starting your descent (–519 metres) down to Lake Lugano. This hike, which features a view of the lake, is especially beautiful. Enjoy the boat ride to Lugano, where we expect you’ll want to spend some time looking around. Take the train back to Mendrisio.


Guided tours on request

Further stages

Stage before: Sentiero Smeraldo Bellavista - Arogno

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Places along the route: Arogno – Pinca Zuccone – Gera – Pugerna – Caprino - Lugano


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Tour history (B00777)

First published: Sonntag, 20. April 2008

Last updated: Freitag, 10. Juli 2015

Tour published by: Presented by www.mendrisiottoturismo.ch

Tour characteristics

Distance: 5.4 km | Time requirement: 2 h
Ascent: 206 m | Descent: 519 m
Highest point: 754 m.a.s.l.

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See also

Mendrisiotto Turismo
Via Lavizzari 2
CH-6850 Mendrisio
Tel: +41 91 641 30 50
Fax: +41 91 641 30 59
E-Mail: info@mendrisiottoturismo.ch
Internet: www.mendrisiottoturismo.ch