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Olive Trail

Via Cortivo, Lugano, Switzerland
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Ranked #9 of 24 Attractions in Lugano
Type: Trails, Outdoors
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Ayrshire,Uk
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86 reviews 86 reviews
19 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

It can be a bit demanding in places so not best suited if you have problems with step steeps and inclines.

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Vevey, Switzerland
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85 reviews 85 reviews
22 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We had an excellent couple of hours doing the walk from Lugano and took the boat back. Starting in Lugano we walked through the lanes with the antique bric-a-brac stalls. Then through the Parco Civico. Cross over the bridge across the canal. Turn right and go by the side of the road, by the lake up a small hill. You... More

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Lugano-Castagnola
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The antique Oliven-footpath in Lugano-Castagnola to Gandria begins in the antique nucleo of Castagnola at paneel nr. 18. Castagnola is the most exclusive quarter of Lugano near the lake at foot of Monte Brè (the sunniest mountain of Switzerland) and reachable by bus nr. 2 at Post office of Castagnola or by ship at Museum Villa Heleneum. It is a... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Stay in the Moosmann hotel in Gandria, and after a great lakeside breakfast, stretch your legs on the long meandering walk into Lugano. (our 4yr old managed it without issue!) There is also a great hotel for a coffee-stop half way! beautiful

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Norfolk, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This beautiful forested trail hugs the shore of Lake Lugano, meandering through small hamlets. Along the way, there are interpretive signs that describe the history and cultivation of olives (you will see some - they were still small and green in early July). You'll see fig trees and interesting geological features as well. The highlight for me was Gandria, where... More

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California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We asked several locals and walked for miles looking for this path described as a gentle 3k walk. We ended up meandering through private neighborhoods, steep stairs and even a museum! There were a couple signs - but they led no where.

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New Jersey, USA
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80 reviews 80 reviews
15 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Took slow boat to Gradia and ate lunch in charming place. The took scenic and beautiful walk back to Lugano

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Northern VA
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52 reviews 52 reviews
6 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This walk hugs Lake Lugano and, as such, has some beautiful views. It's really not much of a trail, though. There are signs about olives, but that's the only thing that'd let you know it was an "Olive Trail". Still, there are excellent restaurants along the walk with dynamite views of the lake, plus there is a free public beach... More

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Long Beach, California
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69 reviews 69 reviews
25 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Lots of fun, short walk to very cute town of Gandria, try to eat at ristorante le bucca di Gandria, excellent food, owners and view

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British Columbia, Canada
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222 reviews 222 reviews
69 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This is a beautiful amble past numerous olive trees (one reviewer said only 6, but I don't think they knew what olive trees look like) with information about "anything olive" along the way. Past gorgeous villas, small lidos, inns and terraces.

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