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Mountain Bike - Lugano (Monte Brè) – Ponte Tresa

Lugano Bike - Nr. 66

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

4 STAGES

Length 120 km
Duration 16 h
Height difference 4191 m
Requirements difficult
Conditions difficult
Mountain Bike - Lugano Bike

Stage 1 - Lugano (Monte Brè)–Pairolo

In natural surroundings, yet close to town. Up the M. Brè by aerial cableway (from Suvigliana).

Length 23.1 km
Duration 4 h 20'
Height difference 1337 m
Requirements medium
Conditions difficult
Mountain Bike - Lugano Bike

Stage 2 - Pairolo–Rivera

Thrilling panorama trail.

Length 30.7 km
Duration 3 h 40'
Height difference 854 m
Requirements difficult
Conditions difficult
Mountain Bike - Lugano Bike

Stage 3 - Rivera–Miglieglia

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!

Length 39 km
Duration 6 h 10'
Height difference 1902 m
Requirements difficult
Conditions difficult
Mountain Bike - Lugano Bike

Stage 3 shortened - Alpe Foppa–Miglieglia

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.

Length 27.8 km
Duration 3 h
Height difference 1230 m
Requirements medium
Conditions medium
Mountain Bike - Lugano Bike

Stage 4 - Miglieglia–Ponte Tresa

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.

Length 29.4 km
Duration 3 h 25'
Height difference 800 m
Requirements medium
Conditions medium
Mountain Bike - Paradiso - Alpe Vicania - Paradiso

Vicania Bike - Nr. 351

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.

Length 25 km
Duration 3 h 40'
Height difference 852 m
Requirements medium
Conditions medium
Mountain Bike - Lago di Muzzano - Figino - Lago di Muzzano

Collina d'Oro Bike - Nr. 352

This tour conjugates sports, culture and natural surroundings in one unique excursion.

Length 18 km
Duration 2 h 25'
Height difference 530 m
Requirements easy
Conditions easy
Mountain Bike - Ponte Tresa - Bedigliora - Ponte Tresa

Tresa Bike - Nr. 353

Explore the nature, history and culture of Malcantone on the Tresa Bike trail. The route leads you through the region's typical hill country.

Length 21 km
Duration 2 h 39'
Height difference 454 m
Requirements easy
Conditions easy
Mountain Bike - Ponte Tresa - Miglieglia - Ponte Tresa

Malcantone Bike - Nr. 354

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.

Length 31.5 km
Duration 4 h 43'
Height difference 1112 m
Requirements medium
Conditions medium
Mountain Bike - Magliaso - Arosio - Magliaso

Castagno Bike - Nr. 355

Discover the beauty of the verdant Alto Malcantone in the vicinity of Lugano. The vast chestnut forests are particularly memorable.

Length 38.4 km
Duration 5 h 30'
Height difference 1477 m
Requirements medium
Conditions difficult
Mountain Bike - Monte Brè - Alpe Bolla - Brè

Brè Bike - Nr. 356

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.

Length 15.7 km
Duration 2 h 15'
Height difference 637 m
Requirements medium
Conditions medium
Mountain Bike - Taverne-Torricella - Tesserete - Taverne-Torricella

Origlio Bike - Nr. 357

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.

Length 16.6 km
Duration 2 h 25'
Height difference 501 m
Requirements easy
Conditions easy
Mountain Bike - Bidogno - Capanna Bar - Bidogno

Monte Bar Bike - Nr. 358

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.

Length 22.2 km
Duration 4 h 15'
Height difference 916 m
Requirements medium
Conditions medium
Mountain Bike - Signòra - Capanna Bar - Tesserete

Capriasca Bike - Nr. 359

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.

Length 23.8 km
Duration 3 h 15'
Height difference 856 m
Requirements difficult
Conditions difficult
Mountain Bike - Bogno - San Lucio - Bogno

Val Colla Bike - Nr. 360

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.

Length 27.6 km
Duration 4 h 15'
Height difference 1181 m
Requirements difficult
Conditions difficult
Mountain Bike - Rivera - Isone - Rivera

Isone Bike - Nr. 361

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.

Length 26.9 km
Duration 4 h 20'
Height difference 1091 m
Requirements difficult
Conditions medium
Mountain Bike - Alpe Foppa – Capanna Tamaro – Alpe Canigiolo – La Bassa – Alpe di Torricella – Arosio – Bedano - Rivera

Monte Tamaro Bike - Nr. 362

This loop trail is quite an experience: the ascent from Alpe Foppa to Capanna Tamaro is rough, but the fantastic views of the valley, Lake Lugano and Lago Maggiore are worth the effort. The long downhill ride through forests and across alps to the Vedeggio River in the valley is a technical challenge.

Length 31.7 km
Duration 3 h 20'
Height difference 756 m
Requirements difficult
Conditions easy
Mountain Bike - Rivera – Monte Ceneri – Rivera

Cross Country

Experience the emotions of unforgettable world-class competitions

Length 5.8 km
Duration 1 h
Height difference 200 m
Requirements medium
Conditions easy