Monte Bre, Lugano

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#3 of 14 in Nature in Canton of Ticino
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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  • August 19, 2017
    Be in Lugano-means, it is necessary to climb a Bre to enjoy views of beautiful Lake ...
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  • August 16, 2017
    Place missed great view. The feniculaire you take the Summit walk is a little difficult. The price per person is 25,00 chf with the ticino ticket you have 30% discount. Upon the arrival of the feniculaire is a restoration for tourist, if you eat there a small path on foot and back down a few meters to the Monte Brè Vetta restaurant is very good, the prices are fair and a great view.
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  • August 15, 2017
    breathtaking panoramic views? lol Apart from the view from the rooftop restaurant with waiters petulant who invite you to eat, and after paying quite a bit for the cable car (n.b. in the reductions there is written that can benefit even those over 65 but they do discount) descending on foot you can see panoramic views. There are signs indicating the various paths, for those who want to go anyway, I recommend the single ticket and return do it going down to the village of Brè where you can take the bus saving more than half paying attention to the bus schedules that are very sparse. the town of Brè is characteristic with stone houses and narrow streets but beyond that does not offer anything. a disappointment. If you want to enjoy beautiful views in the Council the climb to monte san Salvatore cable car running from Paradise area of lugano.
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