351 Vicania Bike
351 Vicania Bike
380 Pazzallo-Alpe Vicania Bike
380 Pazzallo-Alpe Vicania Bike

Mountainbiking

Vicania Bike

Vicania Bike

Paradiso–Paradiso

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Vicania Bike

Vicania Bike

This is an excursion that takes you to the discovery of the fascinating peninsula on the outskirts of Lugano. It's a tour that combines naturalistic and cultural aspects and is within every biker's reach.
Along this trail it’s impossible not to be enchanted by the beauty of the area of Torello (including the church with its convent, the old farmhouse and the surrounding meadows), by the Church of Ongero with its Way of the Cross, by the Alpe Vicania with its pasturelands and the inviting restaurant (seasonal opening) and just before reaching Carona, by the botanical park of San Grato; the latter, with the diversity of its flora, its thematic paths and restaurant, represents the ideal spot to take a break and rest.

At Carona, make sure you don't miss visiting the characteristic town centre and the Parish Church of San Giorgio. Also worth mentioning is the fact that there is a fantastic outdoor pool here. Along this trail, there are a good number of lookout points where it's possible to get a breathtaking view of the lake and surrounding mountains.

The proposed excursion is almost entirely set in wooded areas where bikers travel on dirt roads; the altitude difference is minimum and peace and quiet is guaranteed. It's like a garden with a view… at just a stone's throw from the city. There's also the possibility of reaching the top of the majestic Mount San Salvatore by cable car from Pazzallo.
This is an excursion that takes you to the discovery of the fascinating peninsula on the outskirts of Lugano. It's a tour that combines naturalistic and cultural aspects and is within every biker's reach.
Along this trail it’s impossible not to be enchanted by the beauty of the area of Torello (including the church with its convent, the old farmhouse and the surrounding meadows), by the Church of Ongero with its Way of the Cross, by the Alpe Vicania with its pasturelands and the inviting restaurant (seasonal opening) and just before reaching Carona, by the botanical park of San Grato; the latter, with the diversity of its flora, its thematic paths and restaurant, represents the ideal spot to take a break and rest.

At Carona, make sure you don't miss visiting the characteristic town centre and the Parish Church of San Giorgio. Also worth mentioning is the fact that there is a fantastic outdoor pool here. Along this trail, there are a good number of lookout points where it's possible to get a breathtaking view of the lake and surrounding mountains.

The proposed excursion is almost entirely set in wooded areas where bikers travel on dirt roads; the altitude difference is minimum and peace and quiet is guaranteed. It's like a garden with a view… at just a stone's throw from the city. There's also the possibility of reaching the top of the majestic Mount San Salvatore by cable car from Pazzallo.
22 km | 1 Stage
Asphalted: 7 km
Natural surface: 15 km
of which Singletrail: 7 km
740 m | 740 m
medium | medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Lugano-Paradiso
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Signalization

Signalization
This route is only signposted in one direction: Lugano-Paradiso (Pazzallo) – Carrabia – Torello – Carona – Lugano-Paradiso (Pazzallo)

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Tours with an e-mountain bike
The tourism organisations had these routes registered specifically as e-mountain bike routes. Technically, they are not too difficult, no passages where the bike has to be carried, short sections where it needs to be pushed, and doable with one battery charge (max. 1000 -1200 m altitude difference). Details about e-mountain biking are available at
www.ticino.ch

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Lugano-Paradiso
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Contact

Ente Turistico del Luganese
Palazzo Civico - Piazza della Riforma
6900 Lugano
Tel. +41 (0)58 220 65 00
info@luganoregion.com
www.luganoregion.com

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Guesthouse Lugano Center
Guesthouse Lugano Center
Lugano
Albergo Acquarello
Albergo Acquarello
Lugano
Albergo Delfino
Albergo Delfino
Lugano
Hotel City Lugano
Hotel City Lugano
Lugano
Hotel Pestalozzi Lugano
Hotel Pestalozzi Lugano
Lugano
International au Lac Historic Lakeside Hotel
International au Lac Historic Lakeside Hotel
Lugano
TCS Camping Lugano
TCS Camping Lugano
Muzzano
Centro Magliaso
Centro Magliaso
Magliaso
Hotel Serpiano
Hotel Serpiano
Serpiano
Albergo La Palma
Albergo La Palma
Bissone
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Places

Lugano
Lugano
Morcote
Morcote
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Places of interest

Funicular Monte Brè
Funicular Monte Brè
San Salvatore
San Salvatore
The San Grato Botanical Park
The San Grato Botanical Park
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Signalization

Signalization
For mountain biking, follow the logo indicated on the red signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your tour for safety's sake.
Signalization