Generoso Trail

Date 10/20/2019

Country Switzerland

Distance 10.1 km

Elevation 1348 m  


The Generoso Trail  is an amazing uphill run that will take you from the town of Mendrisio, Tessin to the summit of Monte Generoso, at 1704 m.

A magnificent trail through the woods surrounded by the beautiful colours of autumn will invoke intense emotions.

After an initial, somewhat challenging, section on asphalt in the town, the remaining three quarters of the distance is in close contact with nature. Slowly slowly, unique views will unfold before your eyes, culminating at the summit with a spectacular 360 degree view to the snow-capped Alps and Apennines, the lakes and the Po Valley.

The awards ceremony and party are held at the Fiore di Pietra (flower of stone) summit restaurant, designed by the internationally-renowned architect Mario Botta.

For 125 years now, the rack railway has been running the 9 km stretch through the magnificent mountain landscape of the nature park, from Capolago on Lake Lugano to the Generoso summit. The steam train dating back to 1890 is the oldest in operation in Switzerland, while the trains from the 1950s transport passengers back to the days of the Belle Époque.

Come ahead of the race to enjoy the entertainment in the Piazzale alla Valle on Saturday afternoon. End the day at the Generoso Trail party with fine wines and foods Mendrisiotto region on Saturday evening.


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