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358 Monte Bar Bike
358 Monte Bar Bike

Mountainbiking

Monte Bar Bike

Monte Bar Bike

Bidogno–Bidogno

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Monte Bar Bike

Monte Bar Bike

A panoramic tour in the hills where you come across pastures, a typical Alpine hut, a lodge, a farm and a mountain meadow. This is one of the classic mountain bike paths of the Lugano region situated on the slopes of Monte Bar, where there's an alpine hut with the same name, with «Bike Friendly» services.
The itinerary begins at Bidogno. Following the asphalt road that climbs a height difference of 600 meters uphill along a 6.7 km route up to the wonderful viewpoint: il Motto della Croce.

1,4 km away from the halfway point of il Motto della Croce is the farmhouse, the agriturismo Alpe Rompiago, the first possible stop of this excursion. Shortly after is the beginning of the unpaved road that passes by the aforementioned Monte Bar alpine hut and which leads to Piandanazzo, a place for an ideal break.

From here you take a single trail that leads down to the road below which you follow under Alpe Musgatina then back on track towards il Motto della Croce and return to Bidogno.

The destination of the route, the Monte Bar alpine hut, is located on a rounded mountain of exceptional beauty. The hut enjoys a magnificent 180-degree view that sweeps from Mount Gazzirola, Denti della Vecchia, the Lugano basin and then to the mountains of Malcantone to Monte Tamaro. To the west the view falls upon the imposing 4000 metre Valais Alps, the Mischabel range and Monte Rosa.
A panoramic tour in the hills where you come across pastures, a typical Alpine hut, a lodge, a farm and a mountain meadow. This is one of the classic mountain bike paths of the Lugano region situated on the slopes of Monte Bar, where there's an alpine hut with the same name, with «Bike Friendly» services.
The itinerary begins at Bidogno. Following the asphalt road that climbs a height difference of 600 meters uphill along a 6.7 km route up to the wonderful viewpoint: il Motto della Croce.

1,4 km away from the halfway point of il Motto della Croce is the farmhouse, the agriturismo Alpe Rompiago, the first possible stop of this excursion. Shortly after is the beginning of the unpaved road that passes by the aforementioned Monte Bar alpine hut and which leads to Piandanazzo, a place for an ideal break.

From here you take a single trail that leads down to the road below which you follow under Alpe Musgatina then back on track towards il Motto della Croce and return to Bidogno.

The destination of the route, the Monte Bar alpine hut, is located on a rounded mountain of exceptional beauty. The hut enjoys a magnificent 180-degree view that sweeps from Mount Gazzirola, Denti della Vecchia, the Lugano basin and then to the mountains of Malcantone to Monte Tamaro. To the west the view falls upon the imposing 4000 metre Valais Alps, the Mischabel range and Monte Rosa.
22 km | 1 Stage
Asphalted: 13 km
Natural surface: 9 km
of which Singletrail: 3 km
950 m | 950 m
medium | difficult

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Bidogno, Paese
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Signalization

Signalization
This route is only signposted in one direction: Bidogno – Motto della Croce – Capanna Monte Bar – Bidogn

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Bidogno, Paese
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Consideration
Area with livestock guardian dogs: On the mountain pasture Rompiago you may encounter livestock guardian dogs. Respecting certain rules helps avoid problems.
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Contact

Ente Turistico del Luganese
Piazza Stazione
6950 Tesserete
Tel. +41 (0)58 220 65 03
info@luganoregion.com
www.luganoregion.com

Services

Accommodation

Capanna Baita del Luca
Capanna Baita del Luca
Lugano
Capanna Ginestra
Capanna Ginestra
Agno
Capanna Monte Bar – CAS Ticino
Capanna Monte Bar – CAS Ticino
Tesserete
Hotel Tesserete
Hotel Tesserete
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Places

Tesserete
Tesserete
Medeglia
Medeglia
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Places of interest

Tesserete–Bigorio–Santa Maria Convento
Tesserete–Bigorio–Santa Maria Convento
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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.
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