Publibike – Bike Sharing

Below we propose some easy cycling itineraries, which will allow you to discover the Lugano region and its scenic beauty. From the Lugano lakefront, to the panoramic viewpoints such as Monte Brè and the most unspoilt and remote areas such as Capriasca and the fascinating Malcantone, discover the wonders of the area in harmony with the environment.



For unmarked itineraries along the routes, download/print the maps and/or GPX data. The free SwitzerlandMobility application, with active GPS tracking, allows you to always know where you are on a digital topographic map.


These routes are also particularly designed to be easily accessible to those who want to take advantage of the PubliBike bike sharing network. A practical bike rental service, it's the ideal solution to get around avoiding the problems of traffic and parking, and now also inviting to discover the natural beauty of the Lugano region.

These small and handy city bikes have an aluminium frame with structural limits, they are not damped and have limited power (be careful of the slow ascent).

Today the PubliBike network offers an increasing number of rental stations and bicycles, both electric and traditional. At the end of 2020 the network includes 52 stations scattered throughout the Lugano area and 450 bicycles (50% electric).


App PubliBike

How bike sharing works

You can use the PubliBike application to locate the location closest to you. Once you have found your bike, you can unlock it using your smartphone or SwissPass (provided the subscription is registered on your card). Once the journey is over, the bike can be returned to any location in the area. The bikesharing system is active 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

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Publibike - Bike Sharing network

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Publibike – Bike Sharing – Lugano – Paradiso – Lugano

City Itinerary - Pedal, smile and take a photo!

Discover the most beautiful corners of Lugano on two wheels and take a picture in the panoramic points of the city.

Length 5.5 km
Duration 55'
Height difference 24 m
Requirements easy
Conditions easy
Publibike – Bike Sharing – Lugano – Suvigliana (Monte Brè funicular) / Monte Brè – Brè – Castagnola – Lugano

Monte Brè itinerary

Enjoy one of the most beautiful views of the city of Lugano and its lake on two wheels.

Length 18.34 km
Duration 2 h
Height difference 245 m
Requirements medium
Conditions easy
Publibike – Bike Sharing – Lugano – Melide – Bissone – Melide – Morcote

Longlake itinerary

Reach the southernmost tip of the peninsula that characterizes Lake Lugano, starting from the city of Lugano, crossing Parco Ciani, and continuing along the Paradiso-Morcote cantonal road that runs alongside the lake.

Length 15.6 km
Duration 2 h
Height difference 119 m
Requirements difficult
Conditions easy
Publibike – Bike Sharing – Agno – Magliaso – Caslano – Magliaso

Around Caslano itinerary

From Agno to Caslano, passing along the banks of the Ceresio.

Length 13.9 km
Duration 2 h
Height difference 102 m
Requirements easy
Conditions easy
Publibike – Bike Sharing – Lugano – Canobbio – Tesserete

Lugano-Tesserete road bike connection

Si parte dalla stazione di Lugano, si prosegue fino a Canobbio lungo la strada cantonale e parzialmente panoramica.

Length 8.16 km
Duration 2 h
Height difference 207 m
Requirements medium
Conditions medium
Publibike – Bike Sharing – Tesserete – Sala Capriasca – Vaglio – Lugaggia – Cagiallo – Tesserete

Around Tesserete itinerary

A circular route that touches the characteristic villages that surround Tesserete, crossing the villages, fields and woods that characterize the area.

Length 6.7 km
Duration 1 h 10'
Height difference 161 m
Requirements easy
Conditions easy
Publibike – Bike Sharing – Tesserete – Maglio di Colla – Monte Roveraccio – Sonvico – Cadro – Lugano-Cornaredo

Monte Roveraccio itinerary

A challenging itinerary that has as its destination the little-known Monte Roveraccio, a 360° panoramic viewpoint located in the middle of Val Colla.

Length 25.55 km
Duration 3 h 40'
Height difference 551 m
Requirements medium
Conditions medium
Publibike – Bike Sharing – Montagnola – Agra – Figino-Casoro – Pambio – Montagnola

Collina d'Oro itinerary

A bike ride on Collina d'Oro.

Length 13.8 km
Duration 2 h 10'
Height difference 319 m
Requirements easy
Conditions easy
Publibike – Bike Sharing – Sorengo (Lago di Muzzano) - Paradiso - Castagnola - Ruvigliana - Viganello - Lugano

Around Lugano itinerary

An itinerary that connects some of the most fascinating places around Lugano.

Length 20.66 km
Duration 2 h 50'
Height difference 295 m
Requirements medium
Conditions medium
Publibike – Bike Sharing – Bioggio (Molinazzo) – Agno – Magliaso – Caslano

Down to the Lake itinerary

A comfortable and pleasant excursion by bike, which starts by crossing the Vedeggio River and then ends at its mouth in Lake Lugano.

Length 9.85 km
Duration 2 h 20'
Height difference 64 m
Requirements easy
Conditions easy
Publibike – Bike Sharing – Melide – Bissone – Melide

The dam bridge: Melide – Bissone

The Melide dam bridge, an important communication route between northern and southern Europe, built on a natural moraine that approaches the opposite shore.

Length 4.46 km
Duration 35'
Height difference 45 m
Requirements easy
Conditions easy