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Hiking Trail

Itineraries through vineyards - 3

Hiking Trail · Rancate
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  • Wineyards
    / Wineyards
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  • / Scavi archeologici di Tremona
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  • / Fossil museum in Meride
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  • / Marmour cave
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  • / Besazio
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moderate
16.2 km
5:00 h
474 m
474 m
The theme of this itinerary is the relationship between viticulture and the territory. Environmental characteristics and favourable climatic conditions with the right ratio of sun and rain made the Mendrisiotto an ideal area for viticulture.
This third route dedicated to Merlot takes stretches from the plain of the Laveggio to the slopes of Monte San Giorgio. Crossing the border towards Clivio, in nearby Italy, it goes through hilly landscapes where grape reigns unquestionably supreme. All villages on this versant of Mendrisiotto are touched by this itinerary: small hamlets that preserve a great artistic wealth, an expression of the remarkable abilities conquered by the craftsmen of these lands, the unveiling of which keeps up with that of the territory; secluded spots where the stones of the terracings merge with those of the houses, and where some traditional activities, such as the quarrying and working of stone, are still alive. A path full of charm, but also long and demanding, which can however be enjoyed also in stages, using the existing, well articulated excursion-network.

Note(s)
Guided tours on request

See also
Mendrisiotto Turismo
Via Lavizzari 2
CH-6850 Mendrisio
Tel: +41 91 641 30 50
Fax: +41 91 641 30 59
E-Mail: info@mendrisiottoturismo.ch
Internet: www.mendrisiottoturismo.ch

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Landscape
Highest point
574 m
Lowest point
356 m

Start

Rancate, church (355 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
45.871710, 8.967600
UTM
32T 497485 5079794

Turn-by-turn directions

Rancate - Besazio - Tremona - Meride - Arzo - Clivio - San Pietro - Rancate

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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
16.2 km
Duration
5:00h
Ascent
474 m
Descent
474 m

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