One of the most interesting sightseeing and trekking spots is Monte Generoso. It is located near the Canton of Ticino border, it is 1.704 metres of elevation, and it is possible to reach on foot as well as by funicular railway, designed by the architect Mario Botta, which station is a modern infrastructure right on the top of the mountain.
The restaurant on the peak, called “Fiore di Pietra”, with 125 seats and a panoramic view, offers the specialties of the area and the famous wines of the Ticino region.
Info at www.montegeneroso.ch/en
You can reach the top from Intelvi valley, from the Italian side, a paradise for who like to do trekking. The view embraces all the Alps, the Po Valley and Lugano lake.
Main attractions: mountain bike, easy to rent, paragliding (course and tandem on reservation), funicular journey, 51 km of educational path with certified alpine guides , archeological findings and “nevere” (old buildings for the conservation of milk) and climbing paths.
TRAVEL TIME FOR THE TOP: 1 hours and 50 minutes, DIFFERENCE IN HEIGHT: 425 metres from Orimento (village near San Fedele Intelvi).
Tel. +39 031-830345