Monte Generoso Switzerland

30 May

This past week-end we went on a little hike in the mountains of Switzerland.  We reached the 1704m summit of Monte Generoso by a little cogwheel train that we caught in Capolago on Lake Lugano. 

The views from the top of Monte Generoso are absolutely spetacular.  On a clear day you can see all the local lakes (Lugano, Maggiore, Como and Varese), mountain ranges and even Milan in the distance.

There are beautiful trails for every kind of hiker (15 minute walks to 4 hour hikes) .  Some take you through Swiss cow pastures where you’ll hear the lovely sound of cowbells and see the dairy cows chewing their cud and minding their own business.  A great hike to take kids on is the trail that leads you to some ancient bear caves where you can have a guided tour of the cavern and all its 20 000 year old bones and remains.  My kids absolutely loved it.View down to a little Swiss town from our picnic spot.Dancing amongst the Swiss Dairy cows.  I could only think of chocolate when I saw them.  Delicious Swiss milk chocolate.Looking for fossils along trail.  And there are many to be found!

This is enough to give a mama a heart attack (until she realises there is a little landing below and not a cliff).

For more information check out the Monte Generoso official site for timetables, activities and any other information you might need to organise a trip there with friends or family.

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3 Responses to “Monte Generoso Switzerland”

  1. americanmominbordeaux May 30, 2012 at 11:04 #

    What fun!! and what beautiful photos! I totally agree – Swiss Milk chocolate! Love the searching for fossils – such history to be found!

  2. grammao May 30, 2012 at 13:05 #

    Is one of the children collecting fossils? That would be very interesting. There are some fabulous spots over here in Nova Scotia as well.

  3. Elena May 30, 2012 at 13:51 #

    Such a beautiful scenery, Jillian!!!!! You´re lucky to live so close 🙂
    Besos.

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