Lugano: Monte Generoso Roundtrip Cogwheel Train Ticket

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Lugano: Monte Generoso Roundtrip Cogwheel Train Ticket

From $51.32 per person

Enjoy a ride up Monte Generoso on a cogwheel train discover breath-taking 360° mountain views. Take a relaxing walk in the mountain air, go on a more challenging hike, or savor a meal in one of the restaurants at the peak.

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Wheelchair accessible


  • Ride the only cogwheel train in the south of the Alps
  • Explore 50 km of hiking trails
  • Enjoy a breathtaking 360° view from the Appenins to the Alps
  • Visit the Astronomical Observatory and learn about the universe on the Pathway of the Planets
Full description
Board the mountain train and make your way up to the peak of Monte Generoso. Monte Generoso is situated in the heart of a nature park, between Lake Lugano and Lake Como. Ever since the late 1800s, a rack railway has transported passengers along a nine-kilometer stretch of mountain scenery, from Capolago on Lake Lugano up to the peak of Generoso at an altitude of 1704 m. Besides breathtaking views, Monte Generoso offers visitors a number of opportunities for relaxing strolls, more demanding hikes, mountain biking, paragliding, and more. You can also explore the “Fiore di Pietra,” a building that has the appearance of a stone flower and hosts two restaurants, temporary exhibitions, and a panoramic terrace. The gourmet and the self-service restaurants offer the best of local traditional cuisine. Visit the astronomical observatory, and take a look through its 61-centimeter diameter telescope or walk along the Pathway of Planets to learn about the Solar System.
  • Round trip ticket from Capolago to the top of Monte Generoso
  • Food and drinks
  • Any additional paid activities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Monte Generoso, Via Fam. Carlo Scacchi 6, Capolago.

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Know before you go

  • The first train to the summit leaves every day at 9:25 AM and then every hour from 10:35 AM until 3:35 PM. From May 25 through November 3, there is also a departure at 4:35 PM.
  •  The first train back to Capolago leaves at 10:15 AM and then every hour from 11:45 AM until 4:45 PM. From May 25 through November 3, there is also a departure at 5:45 PM.
  •  For individual travelers who use a wheelchair, all trains can accommodate a maximum of 2 wheelchairs not wider than 60 cm.
  •  Two specially converted carriages are also available for wheelchair passengers who wish to travel to Monte Generoso in a group. These carriages must be requested at least 2 days in advance and are attached to the end of the trains that run according to the regular timetable. Wheelchairs in the converted carriages may not be wider than 78 cm.
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4.4 /5

based on 11 reviews

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The train ride is beautiful and the view from the stone flower is spectacular!

July 4, 2020

Amazing views on a clear day. Highly recommended!

October 17, 2019

Apart from the meeting place address not actually being the meeting place which ended up being just outside the actual train station, this was amazing!

October 7, 2019

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