Monte Bre

Monte Bre, Lugano: Hours, Address, Monte Bre Reviews: 4.5/5

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The Swiss Nomad
Lugano, Switzerland3,130 contributions
Couples
Living in Lugano, I often head to Monte Bré, both for work and for leisure.
We especially enjoy watching sunsets at the side of the mountain overlooking the lake, or just climbing to the top and then down again.
From there, for those who like to hike, you can reach Monte Boglia, which is located behind the city at about 1.5h walk (steep).
For those who are staying in the city and don't have, don't wanna use a vehicle, there's a lively funicular climbing the mountain from Cassarate, with a stop also in Ruvigliana.
Monte Bré is definitely a must if you visit Lugano, whether you like to hike and be active or you just want to take in the best panorama of the city you can get.
Written June 29, 2021
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Kevin H
Zurich, Switzerland1,130 contributions
We took the bus part up the hill and walked the rest using a service road which navigates gently upwards towards the summit. It was certainly more preferable then talking the stepped route from Bre village. Views from the top are magnificent, across Lake Lugano, down to Lugano itself and across to the Alps.
Written November 18, 2021
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Nidhish
Canton of Zug, Switzerland130 contributions
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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dinarodrigues65
Porto, Portugal239 contributions
Couples
Was an amazing visit. The view it is absolutely superb and we have a lovely time.
The restaurant view it is amazing, we have a drink there because we did our own picnic.
Our experience was around lunch time however we intend to repeat at sunset as everybody told us that is the best time to enjoy the view.
Written August 14, 2020
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Pato
Geneva, Switzerland63 contributions
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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Boquillon
Barboleusaz, Switzerland224 contributions
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, Switzerland26 contributions
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
Geneva, Switzerland168 contributions
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
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
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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