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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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  • The funicular is not yet office in the beginning of March, I made the ascent on foot from Gandria (I joined the village by the Lake from Lugano trail), 2 hours of climb... But as it was not too hot, this went well (not recommended in summer). What a stunning view from the top of Monte were! Too bad however, because upstairs, the restaurant was also closed to this season... I recommend this ride!
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  • We took the ferry from Lugano to Gandria and hiked up Mount Bre as recommended by our hotel concierge. Loved the good workout from the hike but probably not suitable for families Travelling with very ...  more »
  • Chosen to by public transportation-line 12-to Monte Bre. From last stop place of the bus then opt for the long route-30 minutes-via the view point. Fantastic views of Lugano. Go at the top of the Monte Bre use the outdoor terrace. Again fantastic views.
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