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A Scenic Journey to the Peak

Itinerary: Capolago - Monte Generoso Summit Duration: 40 minutes Season: May - October

At the heart of a natural oasis that unfolds along the Swiss border, Mount Generoso stands imposingly. At the top, on a rocky plateau, the "Fiore di pietra" (Stone Flower), a new work by the famous architect Mario Botta, stands majestically, its windows reflecting a breathtaking panorama. Two light-flooded restaurants and a conference room with panoramic views offer the ideal setting for enjoying intense flavors, unforgettable family celebrations and extraordinary corporate events. In addition, the "Fiore di pietra" is designed in such a way that, by means of a partition wall, a separate room can be created to accommodate up to 30 people.

For 130 years, the cogwheel railway has been climbing from Capolago, on Lake Lugano, to the summit of Generoso at an altitude of 1704 meters, covering a distance of 9 km through an enchanting alpine landscape. Here, both visitors who simply want to clear their minds with a relaxing walk and those with more sporting ambitions or an interest in history will find satisfaction. We are happy to have you with us!

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Here are some of the key points of the Monte Generoso Cogwheel Railway:

  • Scenic route: Enjoy stunning views of the Swiss Alps, including Lake Lugano and the surrounding mountains.
  • Panoramic views: From the summit of Monte Generoso, you can enjoy 360-degree views of the Alps, including Monte Rosa, the Matterhorn, and Lake Maggiore.
  • Hiking and biking trails: Explore the many hiking and biking trails in the area.
  • Family-friendly activities: There are plenty of activities for families to enjoy, including a playground, a petting zoo, and a mini-golf course.
  • Restaurants and shops: There are several restaurants and shops at the summit of Monte Generoso.

If you are looking for a scenic and unforgettable way to experience the Swiss Alps, the Monte Generoso Cogwheel Railway is the perfect choice.