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Hiking from Castagnola to Gandria via the Olive Tree Path

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The historical picturesque village of Gandria on the Lago di Lugano (Lake Lugano).

Hiking from Castagnola to Gandria

A pleasant short walk along Lake Lugano via the Olive Tree Path to the picturesque town of Gandria.


How to reach Castagnola, and detailed route instructions.


Facts Castagnola - Gandria

  • Hiking time: 0h45
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Elevation: 275 - 342 m
  • Distance: 2.6 km
  • Terrain: town, along lake
  • Region: Lake Lugano (Ticino)

About this hike

You'll first walk across the village of Castagnola with its comfortable villas. You'll then pick up the Olive Tree Path (Sentiero dell’Olivo) along the lake to the ancient town of Gandria.

This route includes the majority of the Olive Tree Path, which is dedicated to the olive groves which were once much more prominent in this area. Take your time to explore Gandria. It is a tiny car free town, with narrow picturesque streets and alleys.

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