Bre-Sonvico section on wooded single trails, to Pairolo on unpaved roads, mostly in open country. From M. Bar and M. Roveraccio fantastic views of the Luganese (Lugano District) and the valleys.
7.4 km (7.4 of 23.1)
6 km (6 of 7.4)
Lugano (Monte Brè)–Pairolo: 1337 m
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Lugano (Monte Bré)-Pairolo: 4 h 20'
Lugano – Pairolo approx. 30 min.
Arrival Lugano (Monte Brè)
The Monte Brè funicular rail transports mountain bikes only from the mid Ruvigliana 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.
Arrival / return travel Monte Brè
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This route is only signposted in one direction: Lugano (Monte Brè) – Pairolo
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!
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.
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.