Located on the southern side of the Alps and surrounded by Italy, Ticino is a real paradise for hikers, with a forest area a third of the entire area of the canton. You can always feel the special atmosphere that surrounds you during the entire trip – a wonderful symphony of the Swiss Alps and the Mediterranean, southern landscapes. The dreamy areas in the south of Switzerland are ideal for a successful Eurohike walking holiday without luggage, because you can experience the most beautiful places in Ticino on foot.

Basic information about Ticino

Parco Scherrer in Morcote

In Ticino alpine landscapes meet southern flair. With a diverse flora and fauna, the region enchants active holidaymakers from the first mile of hiking. On the one hand you encounter typical alpine backdrops and quiet forests, on the other hand palm-lined promenades, wonderful lakes and a typical southern atmosphere. This successful harmony of contrasts makes Ticino the ideal destination for a wonderful active holiday in the fresh air. Not only the flora and fauna is shaped by the south, the cultural diversity is also influenced by the neighbouring countries, whereby Ticino has developed a completely independent culture over the years. The beautiful canton in the south of Switzerland offers the ideal hiking experience for every requirement and every energy level – from wonderful mountain hikes with lots of alpine experiences to enjoyable tours through romantic nature. Experience Switzerland’s sunniest area on foot – during your walking holiday without luggage with Eurohike.

The most popular hiking tours in Ticino

Boat trip at the Lake Lugano

Highlights of Ticino

The real Italianità awaits you on our walking holidays Highlights of Ticino, 7 days. Panoramic mountain trails, lively cities, glittering lakes, typical villages and culinary delights will be your companions over five daily stages. You start your active holiday in Bellinzona with an ascent to Cima di Dentro. Continue via Tesserete to Monte Brè and, after a short photo stop on the imposing viewing platform, take the cogwheel train down to Lugano. The next day’s stage also has a wonderful hike ready for you. From Monte San Salvatore you go to Vico Morcote and continue by boat and cable car to Serpiano. On the last day you will experience Monte San Giorgio up close, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the ‘Mountain of Fossils’ before you reach the stage destination of Medrisio. A wonderful hiking trip that you can also experience as a walking holiday with your dog, thanks to the good routes.

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Highlights of Ticino

7 Days | Self-guided Tour
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Facts and details about hiking in Ticino

Enchanting Lake Lugano

Facts and details

  • Highest point: Rheinwaldhorn at 3,402 metres
  • Lowest point: Lake Maggiore at 193 metres above sea level (the lowest point in Switzerland)
  • Location: Southern Switzerland (largest part of Italian Switzerland)
  • Time to travel: Best hiking time is from April to October
  • Special feature: Ticino is one of the most valuable and important wine-growing regions in Europe and both regions north and south of the Monte Ceneri pass are ideal for growing vines.
  • Climate: The region is characterised by a mild, Mediterranean climate with low head and moderate cold, as well as humidity.
Typical dish with polenta


Ticino not only offers wonderful moments of pleasure for body and mind – the taste buds are also in for a treat in southern Switzerland. Whether that is tasting the regional specialities in one of the numerous delicatessens in Lugano or enjoying a cosy dinner in one of the many grottos with a regional glass of Merlot. Wonderful moments of pleasure are guaranteed on a hiking holiday in Ticino.

  • You can read more about the wonderful hiking region of Ticino, including the culinary delights in our travel report ‘Thomas in beautiful Ticino’ on our HikingBlog.
Hiking at the Lugano Monte san Salvatore

Tour character

Our Eurohike walking holidays Highlights of Ticino, 7 days promise a real lightening of the mood. You will experience the most beautiful places and highlights of southern Switzerland. You hike individually and are always accompanied by wonderful panoramic views. The stages are short, but the ascents and descents are more demanding. We therefore recommend a good basic fitness level and surefootedness in order to be able to enjoy the hike in Ticino to the fullest.

Boat cruise at the Luganersee lake

Eurohike walking holidays in Ticino

Hiking holidays in southern Switzerland: a wonderful individual break in nature and always from one highlight to the next in Ticino. You can experience all this and much more on our walking holidays Highlights of Ticino, 7 days. We at Eurohike ensure that everything runs smoothly during you holiday. With our

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Sabrina Huber
We at Eurohike will take care of your unforgettable hiking experience in the south of Switzerland!
Sabrina Huber, Travel specialist
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