Ferrovia Monte Generoso SA

Partner since



tonnes of CO2 reductions financed


bookings with a contribution to climate protection


francs mobilised for local sustainability

This is how it works:

With a contribution of CHF 1.00 per train ticket (return journey), CHF 1.00 per night/plot and CHF 60.00 per year/plot, customers of Ferrovia Monte Generoso have the opportunity to invest the CO₂ emissions of their experience in climate protection projects with myclimate and make a contribution to local sustainability. At the same time, the mountain railways double your contribution and invest it in their own sustainability. In this way, you achieve a double effect.

How does «Cause We Care» work?

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Monte Generoso rises prominently in the middle of a well-known nature reserve. Standing majestically on the mountain’s rugged plateau is the new «Fiore di pietra» (stone flower). The building was created by the famous architect Mario Botta. Two restaurants flooded with light and a conference room with magnificent mountain views provide the ideal setting for fine dining, unforgettable family celebrations and exceptional corporate events. Since 1890, a rack railway has provided transport along a picturesque nine-kilometre stretch of mountain scenery carrying passengers from Capolago on Lake Lugano to the mountain summit at 1,704 m altitude. Monte Generoso offers visitors plenty of opportunities for relaxing strolls, more demanding hikes and for delving into history.

Camping Monte Generoso is located in a beautiful and shady natural park on an area of about 20'000 m² on the shore of Lake Lugano (270 m.a.s.l.) in the municipality of Melano. It is an ideal vacation resort for water sports fans and for outdoor recreation. It is situated barely 10 km south of Lugano, just 20 km from Como and a little more than 50 km from Milan, making interesting excursions possible.

We are at the beginning of a long journey, that nowadays is fundamental: sustainability is an integral part of Monte Generoso’s corporate. It is not just a commitment; it is part of Monte Generoso’s corporate culture.

«Cause We Care» Measures

Installation of solar panels for power supply in Capolago

Monte Generoso has installed solar panels on an area of 161.5 m2. From January 2021 to the end of 2022, this saved 24,523.6 kg of CO2 emissions, which is equivalent to planting 732 trees.

Replacement of the heating system at the Monte Generoso campsite 

In order to achieve greater energy efficiency and thus reduce CO2 emissions, the heating system of the Monte Generoso campsite was renewed in 2022.

Biodiversity Garden on Monte Generoso

In 2021, in collaboration with Azienda Agricola Bianchi and Erbe Ticino, edelweiss was planted in the biodiversity gardens in Rovio in Mendrisiotto, the main ingredient of the Monte Generoso herbal tea. In addition, 100 edelweiss were planted next to the Fiore di pietra on the summit of Monte Generoso. As part of the myclimate initiative, the price of each pack of Tisana Monte Generoso includes a contribution of CHF 1 to offset the CO2 emissions of the journey on the rack railway. For its part, the Ferrovia Monte Generoso doubles the amount, which is used to finance the biodiversity garden in Rovio and other Migros sustainability projects.

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