More than 370 km of marked and carefully maintained trails give bikers total freedom to stay in contact with nature.
It doesn't really matter much if you go up rough mountain paths or follow well marked circuits, every single Bike itinerary will satisfy you're highest expectations.
There are several itineraries of average difficulty on forest and dirt roads, which require a minimum of fitness.
One of the most attractive single trails in the Ticino winds its way as a high trail around the Val Colla above Lugano and leads through the hilly forests of Malcantone to the imposing Monte Tamaro. A fantastic tour with spectacular panoramic views.
|Height difference||4191 m|
This is an excursion that takes you to the discovery of the fascinating peninsula on the outskirts of Lugano. It's a tour that combines naturalistic and cultural aspects and is within every biker's reach.
|Duration||3 h 40'|
|Height difference||852 m|
This tour conjugates sports, culture and natural surroundings in one unique excursion. It departs from an idyllic little lake and passes through the woods of the Collina d'Oro (the Golden Hill). It then reaches another water element, the Lake of Lugano, which is on the other side of the hill.
|Duration||2 h 25'|
|Height difference||530 m|
Explore the nature, history and culture of Malcantone on the Tresa Bike trail. The route leads you through the region's typical hill country.
|Duration||2 h 30'|
|Height difference||491 m|
This tour offers a chance to explore the green hills and mountains of Malcantone: an encounter with nature that allows you to observe different ecosystems and their development.
|Duration||4 h 45'|
|Height difference||1070 m|
Discover the beauty of the verdant Alto Malcantone in the vicinity of Lugano. The vast chestnut forests are particularly memorable.
|Duration||5 h 30'|
|Height difference||1477 m|
Itinerary on the outskirts of Lugano sheltered from the noises of the city. You can take a pleasant ride from the town taking the funicular railway up the majestic 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.
|Duration||2 h 15'|
|Height difference||637 m|
An undemanding excursion and within everyone’s reach. It takes in mainly the woodland of San Clemente and the small lake of Origlio, two much appreciated tourist destinations. It is a naturalistic but at the same time cultural itinerary where you can admire the symbiosis between what nature and man have created.
|Duration||2 h 25'|
|Height difference||501 m|
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.
|Duration||4 h 15'|
|Height difference||916 m|
This tour is designed to exploit some of the peculiarities that Capriasca offers. The itinerary touches il Motto della Croce, one of the best panoramic views of Lugano. It crosses a varied territory immersed in lush greenery where the works of man mix with those created by nature.
|Duration||3 h 15'|
|Height difference||856 m|
This is a circular panoramic itinerary, a classic and much loved by mountain bikers! It reaches a typical mountainous region with an astonishing array of flora, fauna and geology. The route is well provided for by three refreshment facilities.
|Duration||4 h 15'|
|Height difference||1181 m|
The discovery of the mountains that surround the Val d'Isone, an area not particularly known but one that deserves to be visited. The excursion enhances the most fascinating places of the area accessible by Mountain Bike. From wooded slopes to pastures, from panoramic viewpoints to a peat bog.
|Duration||4 h 20'|
|Height difference||1091 m|
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