From Alpe Tedesco (from Cuasso or from Ganna) to Monte San Bernardo

Distance: 9 km • Time: 4 hours • Difficult

An excursion for those who appreciate the ridge passes and climbs.

From Cuasso al Monte or from Ganna you reach the German Alps (750m), here you can easily find parking. From here take the path 3V Poncione di Ganna - Induno Olona. Continue to the sign of the paths from where the route starts. The first stage is the summit of Monte Poncione (992m) from which you can admire the lakes of Ganna and Ghirla, Lake Lugano, Monte Campo dei Fiori and Monte Martica, and Monte Orsa.

From the summit of the Poncione we continue to then go up in the direction of Monte Minisfreddo (1042m). You reach the summit of Monte San Bernardo (1020m) where stands the statue of the saint, patron saint of mountaineers, which offers a wonderful view of Lake Lugano, Monte Orsa, Monte San Giorgio and Generoso and the Lepontine Alps and the Rhaetian Alps.


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  • Duration: 4 hours 
  • Distance: 9 km 
  • Difficulty: difficult
  • Altitude: 450 mt.
  • Starting point: Alpe Tedesco
  • Arrival point: Monte San Bernardo
  • Parking: easy and free
    Lago Maggiore Meeting Industry
    Provincia di Varese
    Consorzio Qualità Miele Varesino