Winter hiking tour Caslano–Monte Caslano–Magliaso

To the Christmas roses on Sassalto (TI)

The promising winter hiking trail leads from Caslano to Monte Caslano and back and continues to Magliaso.

In Switzerland, Christmas roses grow in the wild only in southern Ticino. As their name suggests, they often bloom as early as Christmas time. One location where they are abundant is Monte Caslano. Its highest point is only about 250 meters above the lake level. Nevertheless, with some steep slopes, creeks and narrow paths, it has an all-round mountainous character. As a rule, it can be climbed without any problems - unless there is a lot of snow in the area for once. The pretty old part of the village of Caslano lies at the foot of Monte Caslano. The ascent to the summit crest runs in a semicircle through the southern slope. At the very top there is a small chapel that stands on the edge of a cliff. The view of the lake and the Sottoceneri is great. From the west side of the Sassalto, a short but steep descent leads through a deciduous and palm forest to Torrazza. The village lies at the narrowest point on Lake Lugano. Across the water you can see the Italian neighboring village of Lavena. You get back to Caslano on a riverside path.

Journey Details

Duration 3 hours
Difficulty medium
Distance 9.4 Kilometres
Altitude difference 400 Metres
Arrival By train till Caslano
Return travel PostBus route 423 or 427 from Magliaso

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