Monte Carasso – Tibetan bridge

Monte Carasso – Tibet Bridge

Monte Carasso Tibet Bridge - Taxi Lugano

The Tibetan Bridge in the valley of Sementina, Tessin, Switzerland

The rope bridge in the valley of Sementina was today (31.5.2015) officially inaugurated as planned.

“Along 270 mts and weighing about 50 tons, the bridge built by the Tibetan Foundation Curzútt-S. Barnard will traverse the rugged valley that divides the towns of Monte Carasso and Sementina. The bridge connects Curzutt S. Bernardo and the Via delle Vigne, allowing everyone to make excursions in an area rich in historical presence, landscape, food and wine.

Anchored at a height of 696 m, the bridge’s point center rises to 130 m “over the river making it the longest suspension bridge in the Alps.” The walkway, has no more than one meter wide, scarce, and it is wood larch made. Touring it is a now a unique experience, thanks to tight security, involving experienced hikers, young and intrepid families that could allow it.

The main feature of the Bridge is it’s elasticity, (as expected!), otherwise how could it be possible to resist to the wind strength, or the heavy snow loads, and also the people’s weight crossing it.

“The bridge is easily accessible thanks to the Monte Carasso’s funicular to Mornera passing through Curzùtt. The ancient and picturesque hill town, is the ideal starting point to discover an area rich in historical facts.” Source: website –

It is expected that the bridge could attract 20 to 40 thousand tourists a year. It is surely a real nice attraction to be added to many other from Canton Ticino. But this will have undoubtedly a special meaning for the municipals, as it could encourage their “hearts” to forget some quarrels occurred in the past  😉.

To those interested in visiting the Monte Carasso tibetan bridge, we leave you a tip: If you suffer from vertigo, maybe it will be better not to cross it. We’ll show you when you finished reading this post.

If you want to go and fell the experience of crossing it, then we would be more than happy to take you there 😉.

We invite you to take a look at this video and see this amazing structure as well as the brave workers and all those involved in its construction:

Tibetan Bridge Monte Carasso

Monte Tamaro A Mountain Full Of Culture And Architecture

Monte Tamaro is a mountain of the Lugano Prealps. Gaining a summit of 1,962 meters above sea level, it is the highest peak of the chain located between Lake Maggiore and Lake Lugano, which also includes Monte Lema.

This mountain is very famous for having an amazing adventure park, which has got activities for both adults and kids. The activities include Tamaro jumping, Coaster bob, Flying fox, Paragliding and a play park. For those people who think that this isn’t enough, then don’t worry, Monte Tamaro has got the thrilling experience of mountain biking, you can chose from two trails available, one is the downhill trail and the other one is free ride trail, both these tracks are carefully designed and build to provide an unforgettable experience to the bikers.

The tracks are extremely safe; you can rely on the professionals present there to guide you. Wait there is still more, Hiking is another activity you can go to, this 04 30 hour hiking lead by a professional hiker plus tourist guide.

Beside these another attraction is the architecture, the heritage over there is in such original condition that it can take you hundreds of years back, you can also observe the tradition and culture which is wonderful to watch. To compliment all these The Alpe Foppa restaurants are there to blow you away with its diverse cuisine and mouth watering food. You can find almost all types of cuisines there, ranging from Chinese to western, Asian to African and etc.
This place receives a huge number of tourists from around the globe, not only because of the factors mentioned above but because of the mesmerizing and awe inspiring scenic beauty, sensational views of mountains touching the clouds, river making its way through and much more
If you are an adventure lover, nature lover, architecture lover or a food lover then this is the place to go.