356 Brè Bike
356 Brè Bike

Mountainbiking

Brè Bike

Brè Bike

Monte Brè–Monte Brè

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Brè Bike

Brè Bike

Itinerary on the outskirts of Lugano sheltered from the noises of the city. You can take the funicular railway up the Monte Brè. From there you'll pass through both its woods and those of Monte Boglia. The tour takes place mainly on wide footpaths or on unpaved roads.
Monte Brè constitutes an excellent start to the excursion thanks to the panoramic view which embraces the whole Lugano area. The lovely village of Brè harmoniously combines the typical traditional Ticinese character with modern art: its centre is in fact characterised by an «artistic decor» made up of modern art works of 22 artists recognised at both national and international level.

Leaving Brè village behind, warm up those muscles while heading towards the first stage of the tour: the woodlands; the scenery that will accompany us for almost the whole day. After a short and steep stretch the easiest part of the route begins, following the single trail leading to Alpe Bolla, a retreat located at the foot of Monte Boglia against a pleasant, cozy and sunny backdrop. This is the middle of the route. Adjacent to the retreat lies Alpe Bolla where you can buy local dairy products and see the local herd animals (hens, cows and pigs).

It departs once again for Cureggia, following the path formed mainly by unpaved roads. The descent arrives at Vallà and then rises up to the village of Cureggia from where you take the single trail to return to Brè and conclude this excursion on the slopes of Monte Boglia.

Advice for those who return by funicular railway: before leaving the summit, you might consider relaxing comfortably while seated on one of the terraces of the restaurants of Monte Brè and enjoy the light play that the sunset offers?
Itinerary on the outskirts of Lugano sheltered from the noises of the city. You can take the funicular railway up the Monte Brè. From there you'll pass through both its woods and those of Monte Boglia. The tour takes place mainly on wide footpaths or on unpaved roads.
Monte Brè constitutes an excellent start to the excursion thanks to the panoramic view which embraces the whole Lugano area. The lovely village of Brè harmoniously combines the typical traditional Ticinese character with modern art: its centre is in fact characterised by an «artistic decor» made up of modern art works of 22 artists recognised at both national and international level.

Leaving Brè village behind, warm up those muscles while heading towards the first stage of the tour: the woodlands; the scenery that will accompany us for almost the whole day. After a short and steep stretch the easiest part of the route begins, following the single trail leading to Alpe Bolla, a retreat located at the foot of Monte Boglia against a pleasant, cozy and sunny backdrop. This is the middle of the route. Adjacent to the retreat lies Alpe Bolla where you can buy local dairy products and see the local herd animals (hens, cows and pigs).

It departs once again for Cureggia, following the path formed mainly by unpaved roads. The descent arrives at Vallà and then rises up to the village of Cureggia from where you take the single trail to return to Brè and conclude this excursion on the slopes of Monte Boglia.

Advice for those who return by funicular railway: before leaving the summit, you might consider relaxing comfortably while seated on one of the terraces of the restaurants of Monte Brè and enjoy the light play that the sunset offers?
18 km | 1 Stage
Asphalted: 6 km
Natural surface: 12 km
of which Singletrail: 5 km
860 m | 860 m
medium | medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Monte Brè
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Signalization

Signalization
This route is only signposted in one direction: Monte Brè – Alpe Bolla – Cureggia – Monte Brè

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Closure, Valla–Cureggia
Duration
until further notice
Reason
Forestry work
The route is closed. There is no alternative route. Leave the route in Valla in the direction of Cadro.
Data source: SwitzerlandMobility / Cantonal office
Push section, Gere (above Brè)
Duration
until further notice
Reason
Forestry work
The route is being diverted. Mountain bikes must be pushed (approx. 500 m).
Data source: SwitzerlandMobility / Cantonal office

Hints

Hint
The Cassarate funicular station does not transport bicycles, therefore use the intermediate station of Suvigliana.

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Monte Brè
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Contact

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

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Funicular Monte Brè
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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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