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Lugano Bike

Lugano (Monte Brè)–Ponte Tresa

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One of the most attractive single trails in the Ticino winds its way as a high trail around the Val Colla above Lugano and leads through the hilly forests of Malcantone to the imposing Monte Tamaro. A fantastic tour with spectacular panoramic views.
The individual sections offer wide diversity. As an example, along the stretch between the Monte Bre and Rivero and in Malcantone. The entire tour is characterized by varied and interesting countryside with fairy-tale forests and lush Alpine meadows. The first part of the ridge between the Pairolo and Gola di Lago, a biking classic, is spectacularly scenic and lined with three cosy huts. In contrast however, the Malcantone lies on a valley slope at the foot of the mountain, with lush forests and picturesque villages bearing witness to past activities and monuments of historical and artistic importance.

The first half of the tour is marked by an impressive panorama, green Alpine meadows and babbling streams. The second leads through an enchanting natural oasis. Forests of birch, chestnut and oak, both local and introduced species of trees, alternate along the entire route.

The route leads through the area of the region's most famous mountains: the Monté Brè, Monte Bar and Monte Tamaro. However, it is best to take the aerial gondola up the Monte Lema. From the four peaks you are treated to impressive views of the city of Lugano and its large lake, the imposing backdrop of the Bernese and Valais Alps, Lago Maggiore and neighbouring Italy. A perfect panorama route dotted with regional discoveries.

Flowing single trails on natural surfaces alternate with links on asphalt roads.
A tour combining nature, panoramic views, history and culture. The route uses the development potential of the regional bike network. Only a few of Switzerland's bike routes can offer such variety.
Facts
Stages:
4
Length:
120 km
of which unsurfaced: 80 km
of which Singletrail: 34 km
Requirements:
difficult
Conditions:
difficult
Height difference:
Lugano (Monte Brè)–Ponte Tresa: 4400 m
Ponte Tresa–Lugano (Monte Brè): 5100 m

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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.
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Arrival / return travel Monte Brè
 
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Signalization
 
This route is only signposted in one direction: Lugano (Monte Brè) – Ponte Tresa
Arrival / return travel Ponte Tresa
 
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Lugano
Lugano
Tesserete
Tesserete
Medeglia
Medeglia
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Rivera
Monte Tamaro
Monte Tamaro
Miglieglia
Miglieglia
S. Lucio
S. Lucio
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Funicular Monte Brè
Funicular Monte Brè
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Tesserete–Bigorio–Santa Maria Convento
Bike Park & Downhill Monte Tamaro
Bike Park & Downhill Monte Tamaro
Monte Tamaro
Monte Tamaro
Mount Pioda’s chestnut grove
Mount Pioda’s chestnut grove
Alpe Agra - Alto Malcantone
Alpe Agra - Alto Malcantone
Monte Lema Cableway
Monte Lema Cableway
Wine Press of Sessa (Malcantone)
Wine Press of Sessa (Malcantone)
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Bed and Bike Lugano
Bed and Bike Lugano
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Capanna Pairolo
Capanna Pairolo
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Hotel City Lugano
Lugano
Hotel International au Lac
Hotel International au Lac
Lugano
Hotel Pestalozzi Lugano
Hotel Pestalozzi Lugano
Lugano
Ostello per la Gioventù Lugano-Savosa
Ostello per la Gioventù Lugano-Savosa
Savosa
Alpe Zalto
Alpe Zalto
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Bed & Breakfast - Tesserete
Bed & Breakfast - Tesserete
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Capanna Monte Bar – CAS Ticino
Capanna Monte Bar – CAS Ticino
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Hotel Tesserete
Hotel Tesserete
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B&B Barbara Pongelli
B&B Barbara Pongelli
Rivera
Agriturismo Ponte di Vello
Agriturismo Ponte di Vello
Breno
Guesthouse Arosio B&B
Guesthouse Arosio B&B
Arosio
Albergo Casa Santo Stefano
Albergo Casa Santo Stefano
Miglieglia
Albergo I Grappoli
Albergo I Grappoli
Sessa
Azienda viti - vinicola Hostettler
Azienda viti - vinicola Hostettler
Termine
B+B Gallo di Rancina
B+B Gallo di Rancina
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Hotel Villa del Sole Garni
Hotel Villa del Sole Garni
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Splash & Spa Tamaro
Splash & Spa Tamaro
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