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 your highest expectations.
There are several itineraries of average difficulty on forest and dirt roads, which require a minimum of fitness.
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Get your fill in energy and be captivated by the ever-changing and enchanting landscape of the Region of Lugano.
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During the Urban short track competition of the PROFFIX Swiss Bike Cup, the best mountain bike cyclists of the Juniori, U23 and Elite categories will compete in the center of Lugano.
DATES NOT YET CONFIRMED. A Swiss event, which in its Luganese leg takes place in the city centre. It’s a challenge between the best bicycle, e-bike and Mountainbike athletes that’s bound to become a thrilling event to watch.
One of the most attractive trails in the Ticino winds its way as a high trail around the Val Colla above Lugano and leads through the imposing Monte Tamaro to the hilly forest of Malcantone.
A fantastic tour with spectacular panoramic views
|Height difference||4209 m|
In natural surroundings, yet close to town. Up the M. Brè by aerial cableway (from Suvigliana).
|Duration||4 h 20'|
|Height difference||1337 m|
Thrilling panorama trail.
|Duration||3 h 35'|
|Height difference||829 m|
Take the aerial cableway up M. Tamaro and save energy. From the summit an unpaved road and a single trail in the middle of forest, followed by an unpaved road. Arosio-Miglieglia on a single trail in the typical rolling hills of Malcantone. Don't miss the ascent to M. Lema!
|Duration||6 h 10'|
|Height difference||1902 m|
In comparison to the original itinerary, you can take the Monte Tamaro cable car from Rivera which allows you to avoid about 670 metres of difference in height and about 11 km of mostly dirt road. From Alpe Foppa you return to the main route.
|Height difference||1230 m|
A journey of discovery in lower Malcantone. On the M. Faeta and down towards Astano on a forest road. It's well worth taking a break in the picturesque village centre and at the lake of the same name. Sections along roads in varied landscape to P. Cremenage. After P. Tresa alongside the River Tresa.
|Duration||3 h 45'|
|Height difference||800 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.
|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 39'|
|Height difference||454 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 43'|
|Height difference||1112 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.
|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.
|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||1158 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|
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).
Experience the emotions of unforgettable world-class competitions
|Height difference||164 m|
Our tourist destination offers a range of routes for e-MTB divided into easy/medium and medium/difficult. Now everyone has the possibility to enjoy mountain biking thanks to assisted pedalling which allows you to have experiences that would be unthinkable with the mechanical version.
The trails are used by both hikers and cyclists! Hikers have right of way!