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Monte Bre, Lugano

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Hike, drive, mountain bike, or take the cable car up to Monte Bre, considered one of the sunniest points in the country, with panoramic views of the nearby lake and surrounding mountains. If you drive to the summit, be prepared for many twists and curves, and be ready to stop for other cars, as the roads are very narrow. The cable car at the base of the mountain is accessible via local bus service. Be sure to check the website for the status of rail operations, since the cable cars can close in inclement weather. Use our Lugano travel itinerary maker to add Monte Bre and other attractions to your Lugano vacation plans.
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  • This is well worth while, the view is incredible. Our son is three yeas of age and could complete the journey to the summit from the township car park with no problems. A real highlight 
  • "On the" Lake because from monte Brè (a little less than 1 ' 000 meters high) dominates the Lake having views to 270 degrees. Easily reached from Lugano city by funicular or by car through the village of Brè, if you are brave enough there are beautiful routes that lead to mount Boglia or descend to Gandria .... otherwise in "Summit" you can have a coffee. Very nice on sunny days/times that is not overcrowded. Great view.
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  • Monte Bre is an excellent place to take a long walk. The view is beautiful, the air clean , the exercise fantastic ! also you can take wonderful pictures !