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Olive Trail

Via Cortivo, Lugano, Switzerland
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Great walk

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

Reviewed 23 September 2014
Scotland, United Kingdom
Lovely lakeside walk - combine it with Parco Civico and boat trip

We had an excellent couple of hours doing the walk from Lugano and took the boat back. Starting... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2014
Vevey, Switzerland
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Via Cortivo, Lugano, Switzerland

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Reviewed 23 September 2014

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

2  Thank merc43
Reviewed 22 September 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...More

7  Thank BunchaSwiss
Reviewed 4 September 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...More

4  Thank Gardenie
Reviewed 24 August 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

Thank carmenbaisley
Reviewed 3 August 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...More

1  Thank Janet S
Reviewed 15 July 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.

4  Thank TourQueen55
Reviewed 7 July 2014

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

1  Thank Codfish1
Reviewed 7 July 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...More

Thank clubman64
Reviewed 30 June 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

Thank BuenoOrNot
Reviewed 29 June 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.

Thank MEAK
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