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Discovering the Monte Generoso nevère

This charming rack railway from the late Nineteenth Century takes you to the top of Monte Generoso through an unspoilt landscape. Truly breath-taking panoramas await. Continue on to discover the curious “nevère”: visiting these traditional buildings you’re taken back in time to an era when preserving milk was a huge challenge. Finally, explore the two alpages, where man and nature coexist in perfect harmony.

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Itinerary features
5.07 KM
Altitude graph
401 m.
Total climb
1,686 m.
Maximum altitude
401 m.
Total descent
Wednesday 13 November
14° MAX 14° / MIN 2°
WIND light/moderate
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Alternative routes

Option A
It is possible to take the rack railway from Capolago and stop at the intermediate Bellavista station, at 1224 m, after 25 minutes. From Bellavista, Monte Generoso's summit is about an hour or so on foot, following a stunning trail through the magnificent landscape.

Option B
Towards the very end of the path, after the Genor alpage, you find yourself at a fork: from here, you can go b...


To explore the route, we recommend buying the official maps of the Federal Office of Topography Swisstopo. In addition, the following website offers constantly updated data.

  • Hiking boots
  • Sun cap
  • Water-bottle
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun cream
  • Hiking map
  • Camera
  • Food

Montagnepulite: This project was born to promote an effective management and sustainable use of mountain h...

Tourism Organization Addresses

Mendrisiotto Turismo
Via Angelo Maspoli 15
CH-6850 Mendrisio

T +41 91 641 30 50
F +41 91 641 30 59


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