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Mountainbiking

Lugano Bike

Lugano Bike

Lugano (Monte Brè)–Ponte Tresa

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Lugano Bike

Lugano Bike

One of the most attractive trails in the Ticino winds its way as a high trail around the Val Colla above Lugano. It leads to the imposing Monte Tamaro and through the hilly forest of Malcantone. A fantastic tour with spectacular panoramic views.
The individual sections offer wide diversity. As an example, along the stretch between the Monte Bre and Rivero and in Malcantone. The entire tour is characterized by varied and interesting countryside with fairy-tale forests and lush Alpine meadows. The first part of the ridge between the Pairolo and Gola di Lago, a biking classic, is spectacularly scenic and lined with three cosy huts. In contrast however, the Malcantone lies on a valley slope at the foot of the mountain, with lush forests and picturesque villages bearing witness to past activities and monuments of historical and artistic importance.

The first half of the tour is marked by an impressive panorama, green Alpine meadows and babbling streams. The second leads through an enchanting natural oasis. Forests of birch, chestnut and oak, both local and introduced species of trees, alternate along the entire route.

The route leads through the area of the region's most famous mountains: the Monté Brè, Monte Bar and Monte Tamaro. However, it is best to take the aerial gondola up the Monte Lema. From the four peaks you are treated to impressive views of the city of Lugano and its large lake, the imposing backdrop of the Bernese and Valais Alps, Lago Maggiore and neighbouring Italy. A perfect panorama route dotted with regional discoveries.

Flowing single trails on natural surfaces alternate with links on asphalt roads.
A tour combining nature, panoramic views, history and culture. The route uses the development potential of the regional bike network. Only a few of Switzerland's bike routes can offer such variety.
One of the most attractive trails in the Ticino winds its way as a high trail around the Val Colla above Lugano. It leads to the imposing Monte Tamaro and through the hilly forest of Malcantone. A fantastic tour with spectacular panoramic views.
The individual sections offer wide diversity. As an example, along the stretch between the Monte Bre and Rivero and in Malcantone. The entire tour is characterized by varied and interesting countryside with fairy-tale forests and lush Alpine meadows. The first part of the ridge between the Pairolo and Gola di Lago, a biking classic, is spectacularly scenic and lined with three cosy huts. In contrast however, the Malcantone lies on a valley slope at the foot of the mountain, with lush forests and picturesque villages bearing witness to past activities and monuments of historical and artistic importance.

The first half of the tour is marked by an impressive panorama, green Alpine meadows and babbling streams. The second leads through an enchanting natural oasis. Forests of birch, chestnut and oak, both local and introduced species of trees, alternate along the entire route.

The route leads through the area of the region's most famous mountains: the Monté Brè, Monte Bar and Monte Tamaro. However, it is best to take the aerial gondola up the Monte Lema. From the four peaks you are treated to impressive views of the city of Lugano and its large lake, the imposing backdrop of the Bernese and Valais Alps, Lago Maggiore and neighbouring Italy. A perfect panorama route dotted with regional discoveries.

Flowing single trails on natural surfaces alternate with links on asphalt roads.
A tour combining nature, panoramic views, history and culture. The route uses the development potential of the regional bike network. Only a few of Switzerland's bike routes can offer such variety.
120 km | 4 Stages
Asphalted: 36 km
Natural surface: 84 km
of which Singletrail: 40 km
5000 m | 5700 m
difficult | medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Monte Brè
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Arrival Lugano (Monte Brè)
The Monte Brè funicular rail transports mountain bikes only from the mid Suvigliana station to Monte Brè. The distance from the Lugano station to the Ruvigliana stop is approx. 3.5 km and a 100-meter climb in altitude.
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Signalization

Signalization
This route is only signposted in one direction: Lugano (Monte Brè) – Ponte Tresa

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Ponte Tresa
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Services

Accommodation

Guesthouse Lugano Center
Guesthouse Lugano Center
Lugano
Albergo Acquarello
Albergo Acquarello
Lugano
Capanna Baita del Luca
Capanna Baita del Luca
Lugano
Capanna Pairolo
Capanna Pairolo
Sonvico
Capanna San Lucio
Capanna San Lucio
Lugano
Hotel Pestalozzi Lugano
Hotel Pestalozzi Lugano
Lugano
International au Lac Historic Lakeside Hotel
International au Lac Historic Lakeside Hotel
Lugano
Ostello per la Gioventù Lugano
Ostello per la Gioventù Lugano
Savosa
Capanna Ginestra
Capanna Ginestra
Agno
Capanna Monte Bar – CAS Ticino
Capanna Monte Bar – CAS Ticino
Tesserete
Hotel Tesserete
Hotel Tesserete
Tesserete
B&B Barbara Pongelli
B&B Barbara Pongelli
Rivera
Capanna Tamaro
Capanna Tamaro
Rivera
Capanna Pianturin
Capanna Pianturin
Cadenazzo
Kurhaus Cademario Hotel & Spa
Kurhaus Cademario Hotel & Spa
Cademario
Agriturismo Ponte di Vello
Agriturismo Ponte di Vello
Breno
Albergo Casa Santo Stefano
Albergo Casa Santo Stefano
Miglieglia
Albergo I Grappoli
Albergo I Grappoli
Sessa
Osteria Chiave d’Oro
Osteria Chiave d’Oro
Sessa
Hotel Villa del Sole Garni
Hotel Villa del Sole Garni
Ponte Tresa
Centro Magliaso
Centro Magliaso
Magliaso
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Bookable offers

66 Lugano Bike
66 Lugano Bike
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Places

Lugano
Lugano
Tesserete
Tesserete
Medeglia
Medeglia
Rivera
Rivera
Monte Tamaro
Monte Tamaro
Miglieglia
Miglieglia
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Places of interest

Funicular Monte Brè
Funicular Monte Brè
Tesserete–Bigorio–Santa Maria Convento
Tesserete–Bigorio–Santa Maria Convento
Mount Pioda’s chestnut grove
Mount Pioda’s chestnut grove
Monte Tamaro
Monte Tamaro
Alpe Agra - Alto Malcantone
Alpe Agra - Alto Malcantone
Monte Lema Cableway
Monte Lema Cableway
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Swimming

Splash & Spa Tamaro
Splash & Spa Tamaro
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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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