• Monte Tamaro MTB
  • Monte Tamaro MTB
  • Monte Tamaro MTB
  • Monte Tamaro MTB
  • Monte Tamaro MTB
  • Monte Tamaro MTB
  • Monte Tamaro MTB

Change of schedule and possible cancelled activities

Events, exhibitions, shows and entertainment activities may be postponed or even cancelled.

Given the ever-changing situation, we would advise you to always check opening times in advance as well as any restrictions applying to the event directly with the contact people indicated.

We do our best to keep you constantly updated but apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Monte Tamaro MTB

Monte Tamaro is one of the region’s most popular spots, providing thrilling Alpine experiences just a stone’s throw from the city. Amongst the many good reasons for visiting, we should mention the great routes for MTB enthusiasts, starting directly from the cable car arrival point at Alpe Foppa (1532 m).

Take advantage of this panoramic ropeway to considerably reduce the climb!

From Monte Tamaro, various MTB trails lead towards Malcantone from where they branch off. This is typical Sottoceneri Ticino terrain with its gently undulating hills and dense vegetation, picturesque villages and extensive chestnut woods. The trails proposed take advantage of the official MTB trail network which wends its way across this wonderful region.

These six trails all share the first section between the cable car arrival point at Alpe Foppa and Arosio, but each route has its own special characteristics which we would encourage you to discover in the relevant information sections.

The proposals cover circular routes starting and finishing at the Rivera cable car departure station. Some routes may be interrupted when you get down to the valley bottom, for example at Ponte Tresa (local public transport: boat/light railway), Caslano (boat/light railway), Magliaso (light railway) or Agno (light railway). The light railway runs between Ponte Tresa and Lugano and transports MTB at staff discretion. Between Lugano and Rivera there are many trains offering limited MTB transport services; find out in time what restrictions apply!

Information for e-MTB: link to the map containing the positions of the charging stations along the route!
With indicative times adapted to the electric MTB.

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    You are free to interrupt/deviate from the route as you wish but bear are in mind that not all the public transports lines transport MTB throughout the day. For the longer routes we advise you to consider staying overnight in the various lodgings scattered across the area, some of which are equipped with ad hoc services for the lovers of the two wheels.

    Note: the Arosio-Bedano path is not recommended as it is assessed as "double black", subject next year to renovation works, we recommend using the Arosio-Gravesano road.  

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