Monte Bre, the natural mountain and classic view of Lugano
A journey of just a few minutes from the centre of Lugano takes you to the unspoiled natural environment of Monte Bre. Here you can discover breathtaking landscapes, undertake hikes or mountain bike treks. Also you can visit areas of natural interest, artistic and cultural locations, traditional villages, culinary delights and more.
It is what one could call the “Matterhorn effect”. What is meant here? Well, from the summit of the famous Matterhorn, you see all mountains, but not the Matterhorn itself obviously. Similarly here, the most spectacular view of Lugano and the “Sugarloaf of Switzerland” is to be seen from Monte Bre. Therefore, this is a not to be missed excursion on a clear day. The funicular starts at the north end of the city and in two sections it reaches the summit.
Excellent observation point towards Lake Lugano and the Alps.
A stone’s throw away from where the cable car reaches the summit at 933 m. Above all, you can admire the magnificent alpine foothills on a natural sunlit terrace above Lake Lugano, a view dominated by the whole of the gulf of Lugano. The view of this breathtaking landscape stretches as far as the imposing sight of Monte Rosa and the Bernese and Valais Alps.
You can combine this excursion with the package Lakes and Glaciers.
The Osteria della Funicolare is located at the exit from the summit station. This is a welcoming traditional pub offering the chance to sample the region’s traditional dishes in the open air with a stunning view of the gulf of Lugano.
Monte Bre is a strategic starting point from which you can set off on magnificent hiking routes through the heart of nature leading away from the summit.
The suggested routes offer a variety of views and points of interest, types of layout, difficulties and lengths as well. Therefore they are suitable for any level of fitness and a wide variety of tastes.
Included is some time at the restaurant for drinks or a meal.
Mid February to end DecemberShare this tour