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Monte Tamaro & Monte Lema

Discover the beauty of the traverse taking you from Monte Tamaro to Monte Lema. You’ll face a challenging hike but one which offers breath-taking views over both the Locarno and Lugano regions, and their valleys and lakes. Along the route you’ll come across the spectacular Santa Maria degli Angeli church, designed by renowned architect Mario Botta, as it reaches out towards infinity. In addition: adventure parks, downhill mountain bike tracks, paragliding.

The excursion starts in Rivera, from where you can reach the Alpe Foppa (at 1530m) in just a few minutes thanks to a cableway. Here you'll find the Santa Maria degli Angeli church.

To start the traverse you climb toward the Tamaro Summit (1962m) which you reach in around an hour, to be met with some magnificent views. This is the beginning of a sinuous but not too challenging route along the crest of the mountain, crossing summits, slopes and alpages, which takes you to Monte Lema in the Malcantone region (at 1620m). The entire route offers spectacular views north over Lake Maggiore, Centovalli, Verzasca, Vallemaggia, Locarno and Bellinzona, while to the south you can admire Lugano with its valleys and lake. In addition, the most commanding summits of the Alps, including Monte Rosa and Matterhorn, stand out in the distance.

Duration of the route: approx. 4 1/2 hours / difficulty level T2

As a Delfino guest, you will receive 30% discount on the mountain railway tickets.

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