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10 Lago di Lugano, Malcantone


Lake Lugano and the south-western spur of Lake Como at 1:50,000 in a series from Hallwag covering Switzerland’s popular hiking regions on light, waterproof and tear-resistant maps highlighting long-distance paths: the nine national routes plus special regional routes, as well as other local hiking trails.

Cartography is similar to that used both in Hallwag’s hiking atlases and in the walking series from Kümmerly + Frey at 1:60,000 covering the whole country. The maps have contours at 50m or 25m intervals according to the terrain, enhanced by graphic relief and shading. A special feature of this series is an overprint indicating the nine national long-distance routes, plus regional long-distance trails.

The overprint also shows other local paths, distinguishing between sign-posted hiking paths, mountain paths where proper walking shoes are necessary, and alpine paths requiring special equipment for glacier traverses and light climbing. Mountain huts are marked, plus various types of accommodation: campsites, youth hostels, “Friends of Nature” houses, and secluded hotels and restaurants. Road network indicates local bus routes with stops. Railways, narrow gauge mountain railways, cable car lines, and chair lifts are shown, with various symbols highlighting places of interest, viewpoints, picnic sites, swimming pools, etc.

The maps have a 1km grid for Swiss national coordinates (datum CH1903 Bessel), with latitude and longitude shown as margin ticks at 5’. *Map legend includes English.* 

On the reverse, an index of towns and villages includes names of geographical features such as mountains, alpine passes, glaciers, lakes, rivers, as well as places of interest. Also provided is a small road map at 1:301,000 of a wider region around the area covered by each title.

*In this title:* part of the national route Trans Swiss Trail (2), plus regional route No. 52 - Sentiero di Lago Logano (in Switzerland only). Overprint for local paths and huts extends across the Italian border.

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