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Monte Generoso

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Monte Generoso

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liyddc wrote a review Aug 2020
London, United Kingdom210 contributions38 helpful votes
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Stayed in Lake Como but got 2 very easy buses (C10 and C20) to our starting point in San Fidele in Telvi. The whole walk was just superb. It rained quite hard at the start but this proved to be a blessing as it heated up during the day. The ascent took us 3 hours 15. It took very different terrain through the forest, into the village of Orimento then up on the mountain. The views really were spectacular so it's a clear day I could reccomend enough. It's a lovely climb and not overly challenging. We got very lost of the way down attempting different routes which is all part of the fun so took us 4 hours! Would leave plenty of time for your bus back. I'd also suggest leaving early so you kiss the crowds and the worst of the heat. We started our ascent from the village just after 8 and wouldn't have done a thing differently.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from Monica B, Head of Sales & Marketing at Monte Generoso
Responded Aug 25, 2020
Dear Liydcc, thank you for your review. Yes, hiking in the morning is more pleasant above all in the summer but according to the weather there are also shorter paths to choose from. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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Gilles v wrote a review Jul 2020
16 contributions7 helpful votes
Do not go up on a cloudy day, not worth the rather expensive railway ticket. The hike to back to Bellavista is not extremely easy.
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Response from Monica B, Head of Sales & Marketing at Monte Generoso
Responded Jul 22, 2020
Dear Gilles, I am sorry to hear that the weather influenced your experience at the Monte Generoso but we look forward to welcoming you again. Kind regards
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NicolettaC wrote a review Oct 2019
Milan, Italy57 contributions20 helpful votes
Nice ride in a fairy tale train to the top of a mountain overlooking the region of lake Lugano. Train stop adjacent to railway station. You may also hike all the way up or down. Lovely scenery. A modern building by famous Swiss architect Mario Botta with modern conference room, gourmet restaurant and cafeteria at the top. In the conference you may see a video on the challenges faced during the construction of the facility.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Arch Gemmell wrote a review Sep 2019
Durham, United Kingdom17 contributions1 helpful vote
We took the rack railway to the top, which is the last of 3 stops on the way up the mountain and takes approximately 50 mins. Good facilities await at the top inc cafe, restaurant, shop, toilets etc. A short walk to the summit platform is a must if you’re okay with heights as the views are amazing. There are a number of walks out from the top of varying lengths and difficulties, we chose a route that shadowed the rail line back down to the second stop (Bella Vista) and it took around an hour to walk. This could’ve been continued down to the next stop but we decided to hop the train for the rest of the journey to catch the views. Definitely recommended as it’s a great day out, make sure the weather is good though
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Carmel M wrote a review Sep 2019
Johannesburg, South Africa197 contributions78 helpful votes
This was fantastic - absolutely the most beautiful place. I took a small train trip to Capolago (its an easy trip and you cant get lost) and then took the tram up the mountain. I realised after i could have got off at the second stop (Bella vista) and walked up but instead i went to the top, had a good lunch with a view at the cafeteria and then walked to the peak, walked down and around - it was brilliant.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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