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Monte Bar

Pristine nature and breathtaking panoramas

A breathtaking view reaches on one side from Lugano to the Valais, the Bernese Alps and Monte Rosa, and on the other to Milan and the Apennines. An oasis of the senses accessible all year round to enjoy this natural beauty throughout the seasons.

Corticiasca, just a few kilometres from Tesserete, it is one of the many points of access - the easiest - to the top of Monte Bar in Val Colla. From the PostBus stop "Corticiasca, Paese", Monte Bar is about two hours' walk away, immersed in nature between fields and forests. The road is a little steep, but tiredness is rewarded by the surrounding environment which exudes a feeling of peace and well-being. As you reach the 1602 m high hut at the foot of the summit, you can enjoy a magnificent view of the bay of Lugano and a breathtaking panorama spread out all around you. Rebuilt in 2016, the Monte Bar hut is a modern and welcoming structure that replaces the first hut built more than eighty years ago. The Swiss Alpine Club SAC, who is the owner, defines it as "a house of the four seasons". In fact, it is always a very popular destination, both in the summer and in winter when, with the snow, it is an ideal starting point for idyllic walks on snowshoes or touring skis.

Duration 2 hours 
Level of difficulty easy

Additional information

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Timetable / travel information

You will find the entire Swiss public transport timetable online here.

Bus stop «Corticiasca, Paese»

Route open all year.


Groups of 10 persons or more: Reservation required at least two work days in advance (Monday–Friday before 15.00 h).


Bicycle transport

Bicycle transport fixtures available in/on the vehicle.
Further information on bicycle transport with PostBus is available in the Ticino Region section.

Wheelchair accessibility

Wheelchair access to the postbus not guaranteed. For information call 0840 852 852.

Contact details


PostBus Ltd
Sales office
Via Serafino Balestra 4
6900 Lugano