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A lovely walk from Lake Lugano to Gandria

We were staying in Lugano for three days so spent one day walking over to Gandria where we visited... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
beautiful walk - day trip in Lugano

Spend a day in Lugano with the intention of walking the Olive trail. Checked out the trail on the... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were staying in Lugano for three days so spent one day walking over to Gandria where we visited many years ago by boat. Gandhi is a small little village that hugs the mountain side with amazing views. It was an hour and half walk...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 29 October 2018

Spend a day in Lugano with the intention of walking the Olive trail. Checked out the trail on the map and researched some review. We decided to walk from Lugano train station to the end of the trail in Gandria and walk bathe train back...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 25 September 2018

We did this walk on a hot September day and were glad we took bottles of water. Initially the trail was difficult to find but once we were following the yellow signs the walk was a pleasure. Gorgeous views, perfect photo opportunities and spectacular scenery....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Julie L
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

We left from Castagnola and walk all the way to Gandria. The path is easy, (I did it with flip-flops :-)). The view is really nice. The pass goes by some really nice villas and garden. The village of Gandria is like hooked to the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Damien F
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

We walked down to Gandria from Mount Bre. Went to the Olive trail. The trail itself is a fairly easy walk with some stairs at some points. The trail is along lake Lugano. Saw a couple of olive trees with some small olives still growing....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank k0k0bunny
Reviewed 7 April 2018

We took a boat from Lugano to the far end of the trail at Gandria and followed the olive signs back towards Lugano. The walk is not too difficult, having a number of small climbs, and hugs the lake which provides lovely views across the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
5  Thank Kevin H
Reviewed 19 December 2017

We visited Lugano for the day and this was the first place we went to. We arrived to Lugano from the train station we got a bus and stopped a few minutes away from where the beginning of trail was. The trial is very easy...More

Date of experience: November 2017
5  Thank AmandaSueC
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Also known as the Sentiero dell'olivo this a very beautiful and picturesque walk, staring off in the small pedestrian pathways of Castagnola along a series of cobbled, stone and gravel paths all the way to Gandria. Along the way you have great views of Lake...More

Date of experience: September 2017
3  Thank Buoyant130
Reviewed 16 September 2017

We walked the trail from Lugano to Gandria and came back to Lugano by boat. The trail is easy with very nice views of the lake and the houses around it.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank HaimB_11
Reviewed 3 September 2017

The olive starts in Gandria and winds it's way up and down. There are some informative signs, that detail olive culture. The walk is lovely, and you see some different sections of the town, as well a gorgeous lake views. There are a few signs...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Anna H
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