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Olive Trail

Via Cortivo, Lugano, Switzerland
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Via Cortivo, Lugano, Switzerland
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

We took a boat from Lugano to the far end of the trail at Gandria and followed the olive signs back towards Lugano. The walk is not too difficult, having a number of small climbs, and hugs the lake which provides lovely views across the...More

2  Thank Kevin H
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Reviewed 19 December 2017

We visited Lugano for the day and this was the first place we went to. We arrived to Lugano from the train station we got a bus and stopped a few minutes away from where the beginning of trail was. The trial is very easy...More

2  Thank xxAmanda-Suexx
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Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Also known as the Sentiero dell'olivo this a very beautiful and picturesque walk, staring off in the small pedestrian pathways of Castagnola along a series of cobbled, stone and gravel paths all the way to Gandria. Along the way you have great views of Lake...More

1  Thank Buoyant130
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Reviewed 16 September 2017

We walked the trail from Lugano to Gandria and came back to Lugano by boat. The trail is easy with very nice views of the lake and the houses around it.

1  Thank Haim B
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Reviewed 3 September 2017

The olive starts in Gandria and winds it's way up and down. There are some informative signs, that detail olive culture. The walk is lovely, and you see some different sections of the town, as well a gorgeous lake views. There are a few signs...More

Thank Anna H
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Reviewed 22 July 2017

We started in Lugano at the San Domenico bus stop that people have mentioned before and then walked along the road until it becomes a footpath called "Sentiero dell'olivo" and then walked along the path to Gandria. At Gandria, the path becomes somewhat convoluted next...More

2  Thank laurensinlalaland
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Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

The view along the trail is fantastic. The whole walk is around 2 hours. It's not a very hard hike but it is a hiking trail and hiking is what you should be expecting. So wear something comfortable. Wheelchair and baby strollers are not suitable...More

Thank elajoholi
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Reviewed 12 May 2017

I have to disagree with the reviewer who said there were no olives - there are a number of olive trees along the way, although no commercial plantations (and in early Spring of course no olives...). A pleasant short walk (we took the boat to...More

1  Thank jwhitbyToffen
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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

It was a nice strool through a lovely part of Switzerland, the weather was gorgeous and the views were breath taking. Plenty of stops for great food, however there were no olives. Look wherever you want and try as hard as you can you will...More

1  Thank Puvinthan B
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Reviewed 21 October 2016

This is a very pretty walk alongside the lake but I warn you that it is pretty strenous too! There are a lot of stairs and uphill walks that will make your heart beat all the way but it is certainly worth your time.

1  Thank miacabrerm
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