|Begin of tour:||Capolago station - Riva S. Vitale|
|Point of arrival:||Capolago station - Riva S. Vitale|
|Access starting point:||Regional trains from Bellinzona, Lugano, Chiasso|
|Access point of arrival:||Regional trains to Bellinzona, Lugano, Chiasso|
|Technical requirements:||Medium difficulty|
|Physical fitness:||Medium difficulty|
|Altitude gain:||766 m|
|Season:||March to November|
|Catering:||Capolago, Riva S. Vitale, Meride|
|Accommodation:||Capolago, Riva S. Vitale|
|Various:||Church of Santa Croce in Riva S. Vitale, Fossil Museum in Meride|
Capolago - Riva S. Vitale - San Giorgio - Meride - Riva S. Vitale - Capolago
The first part of the transnational walk leads from the station in Capolago along the road to Riva S. Vitale. The actual climb up to the San Giorgio begins up by the Church of Santa Croce, which can be seen for miles around. A narrow and often very steep path leads up through chestnut woods to a ridge. Then the path levels out a little and a short time later you reach the summit. Following the signs to Meride, you walk down mainly on an old narrow pass. Then down from Meride to Riva S. Vitale it gets quite tricky again. Finally, you go back along the road to the station in Capolago.
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.