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Traverse Monte Tamaro to Monte Lema

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Traverse Monte Tamaro to Monte Lema

When Is the Best Time 

It's a spectacular and a little challenging hike. However, due to the cable car on both mountains, it's a perfect day hike with excellent views.  Usually, mid-June until mid-October are the best months of the year for the traverse but check the weather forecast first. It is difficult to hike with ice or too much rain before. Weather forecast Monte Tamaro

Switzerland, Rivera
Review and Tips 

The traverse from Monte Tamaro to Monte Lema has breathtaking views. It is a minimum 13 km - 5 hours up and downhill hike. First, you take the cable car to Corte di Sopro. A short walk leads to Alpe Foppa. To start the traverse, you hike to the summit of Tamaro (1962 m). Plan some extra time to visit several places of interest like Chapel Santa Maria Degli Angeli designed by the well-known architect Mario Botta during the 90's, a break at Capanna Tamaro and hike to the top of Monte Magno.

After reaching Monte Lema, you can take the cable car to Miglieglia. From June to October, there is an evening shuttle bus back to Rivera cable car station. It is well organized which guarantees a perfect day hike. We did this hike already twice and highly recommend this awesome trail.

What to Bring for the Hike
  • Carry an extra jacket; be prepared for changing weather
  • Plenty of water 
  • Energy food
  • Sunscreen and hat

Hiking map and description



Oct 20, 2015

Thanks Rene! What about the months before June?

Nov 05, 2015

Maggie no guarantee if it is possible before. With the climate change it might work but always check weather first. Be prepared weather can change fast. Before June there isn't a shuttle bus offered and you have to organize transport.