It is a naturalistic but at the same time cultural itinerary where you can admire the symbiosis between what nature and man have created.
From Taverne rising toward Capriasca using mostly a road that crosses the outskirts with little traffic and immersed in greenery. At the heart of Ponte Capriasca, a few tens of meters from the mountain bike track, is located the church of Sant'Ambrogio inside of which there is a copy of “The Last Supper”, the famous wall painting by Leonardo da Vinci. A short uphill trail, a stretch of unpaved road crossing fields and you reach Tesserete. In the spring and summer months you can take a break at the fantastic outdoor pool, immersed in the nature of Tesserete where, in addition, you can visit the Church Santo Stefano. From Tesserete, the main town of Capriasca, you depart for Vaglio, through the woods and passing in front of the farm "Alla Fonte", a place that hosts the "aromatic herb garden".
Between Vaglio and Comano you will follow mainly unpaved roads surrounded by vegetation. In the middle of this route are the Oratory of San Clemente and the Tower of Redde, a restored ancient medieval tower which also includes the traces of remains of the dwellings from the era.
The route crosses the inhabited centre of Comano and then heads toward Origlio. Coming to the protected, charming lake of Origlio, follow the road which surround it. From here you can reach the church of San Giorgio, which stands higher than the town, allowing you to have a pleasant view of the surrounding area. A single trail to Taverne concludes the route.
The route follows mainly streets with little traffic: half of it following unpaved roads and the remaining part on single trails between Origlio and the train station of Taverne.
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.
8 km (8 of 16.6)
1 km (1 of 8)
Taverne-Torricella – Taverne-Torricella: 501 m
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Taverne-Torricella – Taverne-Torricella: 2 h 25'