397 Cardada Bike
397 Cardada Bike

Mountainbiking

Cardada Bike

Cardada Bike

Locarno–Locarno

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Cardada Bike

Cardada Bike

An adventurous circuit route in the surroundings of Cardada and Val Resa that starts and finishes in Locarno and presents for most parts a breath-taking view over the Lake Maggiore and the surrounding region.
The tour starts at the SBB train station in Locarno-Muralto and the first part leads up to Monte Brè along a pleasant ascent on an asphalted road and is followed by a somewhat steeper path with a spectacular view into the Centovalli. Approximately 3 km after the village Brè, the first part of the singletrack begins, at first slightly ascending then flat and flowing until the track leads to a final climb up to the Alpe Cardada.

The singletrack to Val Resa is fast and leads along technically challenging serpentine twisty trails. After leaving the dense forest the road proceeds along a beautiful route with panoramic views of Lake Maggiore and the town, back to the starting point. The Cardada-Val Resa route is a medium difficulty route. There are passages of varying difficulty. There are both sections with varying degrees of difficulty as well as easy and flowing sections.

As an alternative one can reach Orselina by funicular from Locarno and then Cardada by cable car in just 5 minutes, leaving from Orselina (395 m.a.s.l.). This variation is recommended to all those who want to avoid the first climb of the tour and prefer to tackle only the route to Val Resa.
An adventurous circuit route in the surroundings of Cardada and Val Resa that starts and finishes in Locarno and presents for most parts a breath-taking view over the Lake Maggiore and the surrounding region.
The tour starts at the SBB train station in Locarno-Muralto and the first part leads up to Monte Brè along a pleasant ascent on an asphalted road and is followed by a somewhat steeper path with a spectacular view into the Centovalli. Approximately 3 km after the village Brè, the first part of the singletrack begins, at first slightly ascending then flat and flowing until the track leads to a final climb up to the Alpe Cardada.

The singletrack to Val Resa is fast and leads along technically challenging serpentine twisty trails. After leaving the dense forest the road proceeds along a beautiful route with panoramic views of Lake Maggiore and the town, back to the starting point. The Cardada-Val Resa route is a medium difficulty route. There are passages of varying difficulty. There are both sections with varying degrees of difficulty as well as easy and flowing sections.

As an alternative one can reach Orselina by funicular from Locarno and then Cardada by cable car in just 5 minutes, leaving from Orselina (395 m.a.s.l.). This variation is recommended to all those who want to avoid the first climb of the tour and prefer to tackle only the route to Val Resa.
31 km | 1 Stage
Asphalted: 23 km
Natural surface: 8 km
of which Singletrail: 7 km
1450 m | 1450 m
medium | difficult

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Locarno
SBB Timetable Show stop and route on map

Signalization

Signalization
This route is only signposted in one direction: Locarno – Cardada – Orselina – Locarno

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Ascent Cardada
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Ascent Cardada
Rail, bus, boat recommendation
Orselina Funicolare–Cardada (Funivia)
Reason: metres in height saved approx. 950m.
Cycle transport: limited space, special ticket required.
SBB Timetable

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Locarno
SBB Timetable Show stop and route on map

Contact

Ascona-Locarno Turismo
c/o Stazione FFS
6600 Locarno-Muralto
Tel. +41 (0)848 091 091
info@ascona-locarno.com
www.ascona-locarno.com

Services

Accommodation

Hotel Geranio Au Lac
Hotel Geranio Au Lac
Locarno
La Palma au Lac Hotel & Spa
La Palma au Lac Hotel & Spa
Locarno
H4 Hotel Arcadia
H4 Hotel Arcadia
Locarno
Hotel dell'Angelo
Hotel dell'Angelo
Locarno
Ostello per la Gioventù Locarno
Ostello per la Gioventù Locarno
Locarno
Casa DaVinci
Casa DaVinci
Locarno
Hotel America
Hotel America
Locarno
Hotel Belvedere Locarno
Hotel Belvedere Locarno
Locarno
Parkhotel Delta
Parkhotel Delta
Ascona
Albergo Casa Berno
Albergo Casa Berno
Ascona
Hotel Ascona
Hotel Ascona
Ascona
Hotel-Restaurant Monte Verità (offen Apr-Okt)
Hotel-Restaurant Monte Verità (offen Apr-Okt)
Ascona
Seeherberge Casa Moscia
Seeherberge Casa Moscia
Ascona
Parkhotel Emmaus
Parkhotel Emmaus
Losone
Garni Villa Siesta Park
Garni Villa Siesta Park
Losone
Casa Gialla
Casa Gialla
Tegna
Camping Piccolo Paradiso
Camping Piccolo Paradiso
Avegno
Casa Ambica
Casa Ambica
Avegno-Gordevio
Capanna Monti di Lego
Capanna Monti di Lego
Mergoscia
Cantina Carrara
Cantina Carrara
Gordola
Campofelice Camping Village
Campofelice Camping Village
Tenero
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Places

Locarno
Locarno
Ascona
Ascona
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Places of interest

Falconeria Locarno
Falconeria Locarno
Cardada Cimetta
Cardada Cimetta
The Camellia Park in Locarno
The Camellia Park in Locarno
Visconti Castle - Locarno
Visconti Castle - Locarno
Monte Verità - Ascona
Monte Verità - Ascona
Municipal Museum of Modern Art - Ascona
Municipal Museum of Modern Art - Ascona
The Verzasca dam
The Verzasca dam
The mires of the Magadino Plain
The mires of the Magadino Plain
Sanctuary Madonna del Sasso - Orselina
Sanctuary Madonna del Sasso - Orselina
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Swimming

Termali Salini & Spa Lido Locarno
Termali Salini & Spa Lido Locarno
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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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