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Hiking in Ticino

Surround yourself in the southern Alps and soak in picturesque panoramas

Scale the world-class Swiss mountains in the canton of Ticino, located at the heart of the southern Alps. It is actually almost completely surrounded by Italy, and is the only Swiss canton to have Italian as the official local language. The majestic mountains and picturesque peaks can be climbed with relative ease compared with the steep slopes elsewhere in the country. Visit during the warmer months between June and September for ideal hiking conditions.

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There are many reasons for choosing Hiking in Switzerland

The landscape of Switzerland is punctuated with glistening glaciers and dramatic towering peaks, which is superbly suited for quality and world-class hiking adventures. The canton of Ticino is a sanctuary of stunning alpine scenery, including picturesque peaks and the great Lake Maggiore and Lake Lugano. Hiking here offers impressive opportunities.


Good to know:

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Swiss franc


Italian, German, French and Romansh

Best time to visit

Visit during the warmer months between June and September for ideal hiking conditions

What's the weather like?

The climate of the region is temperate with glacial conditions, and during the summer months receives warm and humid weather

More info about Hiking in Ticino:

Located in the southern extreme of Switzerland, the canton of Ticino straddles the border with the Italian regions of Piedmont and Lombardy. It is actually the only canton of the country where the official language is Italian. The great lush forests blanket the majority of the canton, as well as being home to two large lakes, Maggiore and Lugano. The climate and altitude also makes it an ideal spot for wine making


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