The obstacle course around the Mendrisiotto, through vineyards, forests and villages begins now. John Harlin paddles from the UNESCO World Heritage Region of San Giorgio to Ponte Tresa on the opposite shore of Lake Lugano. Subsequently he ascends Monte Leone and then hikes through pathless forests (with a peculiar boundary line). A steep descent to Lake Maggiore follows, where the game is repeated. John crosses the lake and climbs the steep path to the Gridone, with a breaktaking view up to the Gotthard. Subsequently, there is an extremely steep descent into Centovalli.
The careful planning of a tour will ensure that you also derive the maximum pleasure and enjoyment from it. Please take the time to contact the local information centre and enquire about route and weather conditions before setting off. Your intended trail may be fully or partially closed, depending on the time of year and weather conditions.