The Best View from a Mountain in the Ticino
Railway and mountain station will be reopened in 2016.


The Monte Generoso is one of the best vantage points in the Ticino. On a clear day, the view reaches from the Po Plain in Italy all the way to the Bernese and the Valais Alps. The best part of the hike is between the Bellavista Station and the peak.

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Technical information

Starting point: Bellavista Station (Capolago-Bellavista).
Destination: Bellavista Station .
Take the cogwheel train from Capolago to Bellavista.
Walking time: 2 h 30 min
Season: May through October
Altitude difference: 480 m ascent/descent
Condition: descent / easy
Place to eat: Bellavista, Monte Generoso


Start the Monte Generoso hike at the train station of Capolago (situated on the Lugano - Chiasso line). Here, take the Monte Generoso train to Bellavista. Get off here and admire the panoramic views of Lake Lugano. The hike always follows the trail leading to Monte Generoso station (the mountain station of the same train). At the mountain station, another 15-minute hike brings us tp the peak with its marvelous views. Return the same way.

Tour Overview

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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.

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