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. Plan to visit Monte Bre and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Lugano attractions using our Lugano holiday builder website .
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  • Fabulous, breathtaking. You can reach the peak by car or by train. You can enjoy a fabulous view of the Alps. It seems to be in heaven. At night both from monte both from Lugano it ranges in a unique landscape.
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  • So first off i must say that Lugano is a lovely city and this is one of the highlights. That being said, if you come in winter the funicular doesn't operate then so you have to walk to the top. We too...  more »
  • Mount Brè rises above the magnificent city of Lugano and Lugansk Lake. The path to it difficult. in the outskirts of the city you want to climb the two funiculars, but it's worth it. A fantastic view of the city and the Lake and fantastic photos, if you sjadite at a table of local Café.
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  • What a view! We were driving all the way up with our own car as we read that they were some parking spaces, which is true. We also read that it was a scary ride to go there--it is not. Yes, the street is narrow and the curves are not the easiest ones but it is all manageable. On top there is a restaurant which was closed when we were there in winter. Nevertheless, the view was worth the trip.
  • A relatively easy hike up, about 2km of stairs with a mid-way view point. A grassy area at the top where we stopped to have a picnic and take in the view before walking down through the woods. Restaurant at the top and there is a car park at the bottom with toilet facilities.
  • If you are choosing on which mountain to go, go to San Salvatore, don't waste time here. Very slow funicolare, no good viev on top, only 2 restaurants. Does not worth your money. San Salvatore offers much much better views and fast funicolare.
  • The 925 m high Monte Brè alongside the Lugano lake is a mountain, filled with trees and a few houses. It is considered one of the sunniest points in Switzerland. The relatively small mountain looks majestic alongside the blue waters of the lake Since 1912, there is the Monte Brè funicular from Lugano Cassarate to the top of Monte Brè. The view from the top of the surrounding alpine peaks is spectacular
  • Took about 2.5 hrs to hike all the way up there and the view was totally worth it. You can take the train up as well if you don't like hiking but I like the trail walking up the mountain, it was very peaceful and quiet.
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