An amusing treasure hunt to discover the city of Lugano and its most picturesque corners. The teams, consisting of a minimum of two people, follow the tracks of a wily fox either on foot or by using public transport. The teams will be immersing in the culture of the city, with its magnificent sights and rich, historic background. To track the fox, participants must find and decipher secret messages or hidden clues and embark upon special missions. The trail starts from the Lugano Railway Station and is particularly suitable for families.
Participants set off along the trail equipped with material provided by the organizer, tickets and a cell phone. Right after leaving the station, they are rewarded with a magnificent view over Monte Brè and San Salvatore. As the trail continues, the ‘hunters’ will find themselves tackling tasks based on puzzle-solving and courage. For example, in order not to lose the fox’s tracks, they must decipher the meaning of ancient inscriptions, follow a specific clue or ask for information via SMS. An unpublished postcard by Herman Hesse, the famous Nobel Prize winner who lived in the region, invites visitors into the palm-filled garden of the hotel where the author of “Siddharta” stayed. If participants find themselves in difficulty while following the trail, they can always contact the organizer’s helpline, which will help them get back on track. The exciting experience through Lugano ends in the of Piazza della Riforma, the so-called ‘living room’ of the city.
How to Purchase Tickets
Book online, on the website Foxtrail.ch. Print your booking confirmation, barcode and travel documentation. Show this material at the ticket office of the Lugano station, pay the fee and pick up your tickets.
The FoxApp, which can be purchased either from the iTunes or Google Play Stores, serves as a useful aid to prepare yourself in advance and solve the challenging puzzles that await you on the trail.