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Sentiero Smeraldo Mendrisio -Serpiano

Hiking Trail · Rancate
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  • Monte San Giorgo crepuscolo
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  • / Geologia del Monte San Giorgio
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  • / Vetta del Monte San Giorgio
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  • / Scavi archeologici di Tremona
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moderate
10.5 km
3:30 h
819 m
548 m
The "Sentiero Smeraldo" (Emerald Trail) is a project of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) realised in co-operation with the office of tourism as part of Switzerland's "Emerald Network". Its goal is to publicise and raise awareness about the Emerald species and habitats of Mendrisiotto - one of three places in the canton of Ticino richest in these rare and endangered species and habitats.

At the Mendrisio railway station, take the postbus to Rancate (approx. 5-10 min), which is where the walk begins. Follow the steadily inclining route to Tremona, where the lovely Romanesque Church of Sant'Agata awaits you on top of the hill. The next stop is Meride. Stroll around and enjoy this idyllic little town - the fossil museum is a special point of interest and well worth a visit. Passing by the baroque Church of San Silvestro you will continue to gradually gain altitude until you reach Mount San Giorgio, offering you a magnificent panoramic view. The last part of the journey takes you back down to Serpiano.

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
1097 m
Lowest point
352 m

Start

Mendrisio, station (352 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
45.870260, 8.967140
UTM
32T 497449 5079633

Turn-by-turn directions

Mendrisio - Rancate - Tremona - Meride - Alboree - Cassima - Monte San Giorcio - Serpiano

Note


all notes on protected areas

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
10.5 km
Duration
3:30h
Ascent
819 m
Descent
548 m
Refreshment stops available Multi-stage route

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