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Kirche Santa Maria degli Angeli auf Alpe Foppa

Kirche Santa Maria degli Angeli auf Alpe Foppa

Tour description

«Walkingtested» trail, that’s been especially selected for walking and nordic walking (for evaluations and opinions see «see also»).

The trail unwinds on the slopes of Mount Tamaro with a lovely view over the region of Lugano and towards the regions of Bellinzona and Locarno, all the way to Mount Rosa. The point of departure is located at the intermediate stop of the cableway that goes from Rivera to Alpe Foppa, which may be reached either by cableway (get information on opening hours on Internet, montetamaro.ch, tel. +41 (0)91 946 23 03) or by going up on foot along the path. This itinerary is in the mountains and so really ideal from spring to autumn; make sure, however, that you check the weather conditions and wear the right gear. At the point of departure, just follow the nice dirt road, which climbs up to Alpe Foppa for 3 kilometers; from here continue on the right till you reach the stunning panoramic point on the side of the mountain that looks to North-West. Another short uphill stretch will take you to the itinerary’s highest point (1600 metres above sea level); from here walk down through the meadows to Corte di Sopra, where it’s possible to admire and visit the Church of Santa Maria degli Angeli by the Ticinese Architect Mario Botta and also find refreshments.
walkingtested.ch (see «see also») notes and technical assessments, suggestions and updates on the state of the itinerary.


Surface type: dirt road / path
Observations: –
Nordic Walking: without rubber tips
Access: parking lots, train station and bus stop near the cableway’s departure

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Places along the route: Piano di Mora - Alpe Foppa - Corte di Sopra


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Tour history (B01493)

First published: Montag, 7. Juli 2008

Last updated: Mittwoch, 27. Mai 2015

Tour published by: Presented by www.luganoturismo.ch

Tour characteristics

Distance: 5.3 km | Time requirement: 1½ h
Ascent: 479 m | Descent: 479 m
Highest point: 1578 m.a.s.l.

Difficulty T1 Hiking

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See also

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