In our hunt for new cablecars we discovered Monte Comino in Centovalli. The cute funicular leaves from Verdasio and it takes 6 min. to whisk you up the mountain.
Right next to the upper station there is a great playground.
We did not anticipate how much time we would spend there, so unfortunately we could not do much hiking. We took a lovely 30 min. walk to the church of Madonna della Segna.
I recommend restaurant Alla Capanna with a killer outdoor terrace only 10 min. walk from the cablecar