Lugano’s magical setting surrounded by lush, medium-sized mountains makes for ample opportunities for sport or pleasure hiking. The surrounding mountains have more than 300 km of well-kept mountain biking trails and hiking trails and route maps are available from the local tourism office. For the quicker route up the mountains, take one of the many funiculars. Monte San Salvatore just outside the city has a funicular that will take you up 912 meters for spectacular views of the city and the lake. Monte Brè is slightly taller (925 meters), home to the old village of Brè, and claims to be the sunniest spot in Switzerland. You could easily spend a week hiking and biking through all the surrounding mountains.