350 Piana del Laveggio Bike
350 Piana del Laveggio Bike

Mountainbiking

Piana del Laveggio Bike

Piana del Laveggio Bike

Capolago–Capolago

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Piana del Laveggio Bike

Piana del Laveggio Bike

It is an easy mountainbike route in the variegated, rich landscape in the plain area of the Mendrisiotto, which is marked by the presence of the lake and the vineyards.
The itinerary, of easy difficulty, develops on asphalted roads outside the urban traffic, along agricultural roads and paths easily practicable in MTB. This allows the cyclist to discover the plain of Mendrisiotto, from the shores of Lake Ceresio to Stabio.

The starting point is the railway station of Capolago. Cycling in the direction of Riva San Vitale you reach Rancate. The route stays near the river Laveggio. Beside the Monte San Giorgio, the river arrives in Stabio. It‘s also the Laveggio river that inspired the name of this route. Along the slopes of Monte San Giorgio and the vineyards that distinguish its foothills, you will discover a relatively flat territory. There are many opportunities to stop, especially in the villages.

On the back way, the itinerary crosses a short area of the Valle della Motta Park. Going through Corteglia, admiring other important vineyards, you reach Mendrisio. Before coming back to Capolago, we recommend a stop at the ancient wineries of Mendrisio, located right along the way. This track is suitable for families and MTB lovers and ideal for admiring the cultural heritage of the Mendrisiotto region or for tasting local products.
It is an easy mountainbike route in the variegated, rich landscape in the plain area of the Mendrisiotto, which is marked by the presence of the lake and the vineyards.
The itinerary, of easy difficulty, develops on asphalted roads outside the urban traffic, along agricultural roads and paths easily practicable in MTB. This allows the cyclist to discover the plain of Mendrisiotto, from the shores of Lake Ceresio to Stabio.

The starting point is the railway station of Capolago. Cycling in the direction of Riva San Vitale you reach Rancate. The route stays near the river Laveggio. Beside the Monte San Giorgio, the river arrives in Stabio. It‘s also the Laveggio river that inspired the name of this route. Along the slopes of Monte San Giorgio and the vineyards that distinguish its foothills, you will discover a relatively flat territory. There are many opportunities to stop, especially in the villages.

On the back way, the itinerary crosses a short area of the Valle della Motta Park. Going through Corteglia, admiring other important vineyards, you reach Mendrisio. Before coming back to Capolago, we recommend a stop at the ancient wineries of Mendrisio, located right along the way. This track is suitable for families and MTB lovers and ideal for admiring the cultural heritage of the Mendrisiotto region or for tasting local products.
33 km | 1 Stage
Asphalted: 20 km
Natural surface: 13 km
of which Singletrail: 3 km
680 m | 680 m
easy | medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Mendrisio
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Signalization

Signalization
This route is only signposted in one direction: Capolago – Riva S. Vitale – Stabio – Mendrisio – Capolago

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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
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Contact

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6500 Bellinzona
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Accommodation

B&B La Crisalide
B&B La Crisalide
Meride
Albergo Svizzero
Albergo Svizzero
Capolago
Hotel Serpiano
Hotel Serpiano
Serpiano
Hotel Conca Bella
Hotel Conca Bella
Vacallo
Capanna Caviano (Castel S.Pietro)
Capanna Caviano (Castel S.Pietro)
Castel S. Pietro
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Places

Mendrisio
Mendrisio
Riva S. Vitale
Riva S. Vitale
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Places of interest

Pumptrack Mendrisio
Pumptrack Mendrisio
Saurians on Mount San Giorgio
Saurians on Mount San Giorgio
Historic trail on Monte San Giorgio
Historic trail on Monte San Giorgio
Museo dei Fossili
Museo dei Fossili
Battistero Riva San Vitale
Battistero Riva San Vitale
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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