Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Switzerland  /  Swiss Alps  /  Canton of Ticino  /  Lugano  /  Monte Bre

Monte Bre, Lugano

4.4
#3 of 24 in Nature in Canton of Ticino
Lookout · Mountain
Create an itinerary including Monte Bre
Hike, drive, mountain bike, or take the cable car up to Monte Bre, considered one of the sunniest points in the country, with panoramic views of the nearby lake and surrounding mountains. If you drive to the summit, be prepared for many twists and curves, and be ready to stop for other cars, as the roads are very narrow. The cable car at the base of the mountain is accessible via local bus service. Be sure to check the website for the status of rail operations, since the cable cars can close in inclement weather. Make Monte Bre a centerpiece of your Lugano vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Lugano holiday builder website.
Create a full itinerary - for free!

Monte Bre reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
903 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • You are in Switzerland- this is an average place to visit. We took the funicular to the top and had a snack. Not too much to do. 
    You are in Switzerland- this is an average place to visit. We took the funicular to the top and had a snack. Not too much to do.  more »
  • The view was nice but there's not so much to do if you're not hiking. Considering the price for the ride up there, I think this is an average attraction in Lugano. You might love it if you enjoy... 
    The view was nice but there's not so much to do if you're not hiking. Considering the price for the ride up there, I think this is an average attraction in Lugano. You might love it if you enjoy...  more »
Google
  • Astonishing view, excellent place for nature lovers, there is a funicular that takes you to the top in minutes!
  • (+) Awesome views overlooking Lugano. (+) Fun funicular ride (not too expensive, 25 CHF pp both ways without half fare card). (+) Great Walking/ hiking/ biking trails. (-) The panoramic restaurant was not opened last weekend (9 January 2021), perhaps it's their opening schedule during winter time. (-) The osteria (bar/ cafe) up there was only offering limited drinks and also limited snacks (fries and sausages). perhaps it is different during summer time (will have to visit again for sure) (-) It would've been great if the funicular had panoramic windows (from the front) so that passengers can see the lovely views going up/ down. *** Most certainly would like to visit again, perhaps during summer time and take my time to walk down to near by small cute cities.

Plan your trip to Lugano

  • Get a personalized trip
    A full day by day itinerary based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place. Everyone on the same page.