Above Lugano’s local mountain: this is how the Scenic Trail hikes

Denti della Vecchia, the white “teeth” are also called the Lugano Dolomites. The rocks are popular not only with climbers, but also with hikers. A tour leads to one of the most modern mountain huts in Switzerland with the best cuisine at its peaked peaks . At the beginning, the more than 600 meters difference in altitude can be covered with the Brè funicular from the Cassarate district. From the mountain station it goes down through the small artist village of Brè and through forest and along a stream west around Monte Boglia to Alpe Bolla at 1129 meters. The benches in front of the hut are a nice place to stop for refreshments (4 hours). Soon the Scenic Trail begins, according to the signs, always following the ridge, which is mostly identical to the border between Switzerland and Italy. The path leads around the cliffs of the Sasso Grande, without having to be afraid of heights, to Capanna Pairolo, a hut at 1349 meters (1: 50h). If you still have enough energy, you can walk in two hours over wide and unwooded slopes to the San Lucio chapel at an altitude of 1542 meters. There are two accommodations there, the Capanna Alpe di Cottino on the Swiss side and the Refugio San Locio on Italian soil with significantly lower prices. Second day of the Ticino trip The next day, the first to climb the 2115 meter high Gazzirola, which dominates the area along the ridge (1: 50h). The hike can be continued more relaxed on the south-western slope of the mountain to Capanna Monte Bar (3h). The mountain hut, which only opened in 2017, is managed by Alessandro Müller. Lugano comes into view again through the large panoramic windows . Another 200 vertical meters through wide grass fields to the summit of Monte Bar (0:45 hrs). Or you can walk over the Caval Drossa to the Motto della Croce observation box and then on to Bidogno down into the valley (3 hours). The descent is much more lonely before reaching Capanna Monte Bar north to Isone (5:30 am). But here the descent can be blocked because of a military training area. Then there is the narrow path over the 1970 meter high pass, the Bocchetta di Revolte to Alpe di Leveno, with a descent to the mountain village of Monte Moneda and through dense deciduous forests to Vellano (6 hours). Prerequisites : good physical condition, surefootedness and elementary ability to orientate yourself. Those who continue to run to Vellano should be in a very good condition. 

Dream trip to Singita Lebombo

Glass dream holiday homes built into the cliff. Life in lofty higher places. Like an eagle in its nest, you overlook the picturesque rocks in an unspoiled natural setting. The animals come to drink down by the river. A lodge that not only deserves the title of top design hotel but lives it every day. Lebombo is unique – in every respect. The location alone is spectacular: a tram holiday in a 15,000 hectare private game reserve in South Africa . There Lebombo is located in the middle of the Kruger National Park near the Lebombo Mountains, which form the natural border between the Kruger Park and Mozambique. Experience South Africa up close Here you can experience one of the best safaris on the African continent, away from the hustle and bustle of tourists . The rangers know how to captivate and completely inspire your audience. In between safaris, you can indulge yourself with a stop at the spa.  Enjoy your dream vacation with a drink and watch the animals go by on the river. Or listen to the sounds of the wilderness around you. At the bush dinner under the African starry sky, you will have fallen in love with this place forever at the latest .