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Monte Generoso

Monte Generoso

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Chiesa Rossa

Nevera a Genor

Nevera a Genor



Tour description

This excursion starts in Maroggia where we catch the local bus (AutoPostale) to Rovio and then go on to Arogno and one of the first-ever plantations of medicinal herbs in the Canton of Ticino (1998). Worth seeing in Rovio is the Romanesque church of San Vigilio (12th century) and the fantastic panoramic view of Lake Lugano.
We continue on foot from the centre of Arogno, heading for Monte Generoso along a well marked track that takes us through typical woodland, offering welcome shade on a hot day. After about half an hour’s climb we reach the peaceful Monti di Melano Nature Reserve, the ideal place to stop and rest, drink from a quaint fountain and enjoy the view of Monte San Giorgio.
A steep track takes us to the Bellavista railway station, after which the way to the summit is a more level, easier walk.
We descend on a track that leads through the Muggio Valley and its medicinal herbs. The excursion ends in Scudellate, where we can also catch a bus to Mendrisio via Muggio, Caneggio and Castel San Pietro.


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Places along the route: Rovio - Roncaccio - Alpe di Melano - Bellavista - Staz. Mt. Generoso - Monte Generoso - Staz. Mt. Generoso - Alpe di Sella - Scudellate


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Tour history (B00954)

First published: Donnerstag, 22. Februar 2007

Last updated: Dienstag, 3. Februar 2015

Tour published by: Presented by www.mendrisiottoturismo.ch

Tour characteristics

Distance: 11.7 km | Time requirement: 6 h
Ascent: 1262 m | Descent: 850 m
Highest point: 1701 m.a.s.l.

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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