Monte Bre
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Nidhish
Canton of Zug, Switzerland130 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
This was our second mountain in the Lugano region which we hiked. The hiking starts at the base of the mountain. The hike was though the forest with a lake view all the time. There were two passage along the hiking path where the trees were broken blocking the path but you can navigate with ease if you are sporty. Hopefully the broken tree will be cleaned soon. Otherwise highly recommended hike for family.
Written October 9, 2020
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Pato
Geneva, Switzerland89 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Family
We walked up to Monte Bre after having done the short Olive trail by the lake starting from Lugano city center. Indications are easy and it’s a pleasant ascension through the forest to end-up with a beautiful view on the lake and the mountains. It’s about 3h for the entire walk from Lugano with a descend with the funicular.
Written October 24, 2020
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Malveiradaserra
Portugal399 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
We went up with the funicular from Lugano, short nice ride. Above we walked around and has beautiful views from anywhere. On the way back we walked it down, which was a nice walk trough a neighborhood with nice houses and views till we’re back downtown. On a nice day it’s a lovely way to spend your day and see gorgeous views over the lakes
Written May 6, 2023
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Boquillon
Barboleusaz, Switzerland240 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
Goog walk from town or easy in the funicular, be careful it can get busy. We then walked to the very top of Mt Boglia. Well worth the extra climb but make sure you take water and know how to read a map! One path is pretty easy the other in much steeper.
Written July 12, 2020
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traveller44Zurich
Dubendorf, Switzerland33 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Solo
Steep price, for not much views, unless you find a seat at one of the two terraces/restaurants. I could find no seat, so went immediatelly down.
Monte San Salvatore is much nicer and the viewing platform is free.
Written July 12, 2021
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laynic - family
New Jersey193 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
We went by car. Narrow and sometimes one way only, we had to backwards to allow other car pass. Few parking spots on the restaurant. Maybe 15? We went on Friday at 10:30am. Still empty.
2 restaurants.
Best reserve before to have good seats.
Written August 7, 2020
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Maria R
Lugano, Switzerland9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Couples
What is good about monte Bre compared to San Salvatore is that it is reachable by bus 12. It is five times cheaper than funicular. You can get off on the last stop and take a look of fabulous village Bre, and then continue going up by feet to see panoramic view. That will save your time, energy and money!
In case of having a car, you can also go up and leave it in the parking near to the church of the village Bre.
Written May 7, 2014
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mortimer1995
Zurich, Switzerland139 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Family
I love being up on the Monte Bré. You have a spectacular view. Go up there, but just for this,

Don't take the cable car. It's nostalgic, that's charming. But otherwise a lot of hassle. If you have your dog with you, be careful that he doesn't ge caught or even strangled and the metallic turning doors. The most stupid thing to put here, where you definitely will have people with dogs.

Don't try to pay the cable car with any kind of cards. You can't and staff are not really helpful. Either cash or forget it.

Don't try to visit any of the restaurants up there, if you're not coming in the main season. They do not care, even on a sunny day like today. You don't get anything to eat all over the mountain if you are visiting on a Monday or Tuesday. Are people not eating on these days? Strange attitude.

With all the "don'ts" nothing really remains, but the view. And that's great - best you drive up to Bré Paese and take your own food with you. Have a picknick on such a beautiful sunny November day...
Written November 21, 2017
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Dalia-Haifa
Haifa11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2010 • Couples
Lugano is our favorite city in the world and we come here as often as we can. Climbing Monte Bre is best by car, the road is so beautiful and you can look down on the lake and enjoy the greenery and trees upto the very top. There is a nice yet modest resturant at the top with a balcony where you can relax and enjoy the stunning view of lake Lugano and the whole area. Going up with the cable car is also a good option
Written July 25, 2011
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J M
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Couples
My wife and I, are retired and time to time take a short vacation, drive or train ride.
This day was no different, Lugano, Ch. City/Stad super! Yet, we rode the Funicular to the top Breath taken views, great restaurant amiable staff. Now, Cowboys,hold on y'all saddles my wife and I hiked the whole trail down, all to town great view great time, some wild life we felt to share that it won't hurt to introduce some wild life's in the area. Y'all get up! and hike this trail awesome views, a rating 5+. Two old Grandparents can hiked up and down young bloods get on with it.
Written April 19, 2018
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