Biking Holidays Lugano Bike

Biking: Lugano Bike

The hills of the "Malcantone"

This is one of the best bike-tours in Switzerland. Narrow paths lead you along the flanks of Val Colla and over the back of Monte Tamaro.

You will ascend to dizzying heights, experience crashing downhills and cycle past the most famous panoramic peaks of Ticino. Few tours can boast such a high proportion of singletrails as the Lugano bike and offer such diverse landscapes at the same time. Bike dreams come true in the hills of Malcantone.   

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Arrival in Lugano and luggage drop-off. From the city centre you cycle up to Suvigliana. From here with the furniculaire up to Monte Brè. Brè-Sonvico section on wooded singletrails, 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.

approx. 22 km (Singletrails: 6 km)
1'300 m
740 m

Thrilling panorama trail. Pairolo Gola di Lago on the mountain ridge, alternating single trail and unpaved roads. Fairy-tale landscape, characterized by alpine meadows and pastures, as well as three huts. S. Lucio, Cap. M. Bar and M. della Croce, fantastic vantage points.

approx. 30 km (Singletrails: 16 km)
535 m
1'480 m

Take the aerial cableway up to M. Tamaro and save energy. From the summit an unpaved road and a singletrail in the middle of the forest, followed by an unpaved road. Arosio-Miglieglia on a singletrail in the typical rolling hills of Malcantone. Don't miss the ascent to M. Lema!

approx. 27 km (Singletrails: 7 km)
725 m
1'550 m

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 Ponte Cremenage. Alongside the River Tresa to Ponte Tresa and from there back to Lugano by train. Luggage retrieval and departure.

approx. 30 km (Singletrails: 6 km)
815 m
1'250 m

Tour character

Bike pleasures await you here. Some of the long ascents can be shortened with the local infrastructure. Good technique and good physical condition are important. No luggage transfer on the trip to Pairolo hut.  

The Lugano Bike at SwitzerlandMobility

Prices & Dates

All data for 2024 at a glance
Place of arrival: Lugano
  Season 2
18.05.2024 - 13.09.2024

Arrival daily
Lugano Bike, 4 days, CH-TSALP-04X
Base price
Surcharge single room 69.-

Category: 3*-Hotels, 1 x mountain cabin (shower/toilet on the corridor)

Season 2
May 18, 2024 - Sep 13, 2024
Arrival daily
Lugano Bike, 4 days, CH-TSALP-04X
Base price
Surcharge single room

Category: 3*-Hotels, 1 x mountain cabin (shower/toilet on the corridor)

Season 2
May 18, 2024 - Sep 13, 2024
Double room p.P.
Surcharge single room
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Lugano
  Season 2
May 18, 2024 - Sep 13, 2024

Arrival daily
Double room p.P. 125.-
Surcharge single room 95.-
MTB Fully
E-MTB Fully
Prices per person in CHF

Our rental bikes

Services & Information



  • Accommodation as mentioned incl. breakfast
  • Daily luggage transfers (except Pairolo hut)
  • 1x Halfboard (Pairolo hut)
  • Costs for luggage pick-up at the station (for direct arrival and departure)
  • Subsidy for arrival by train
  • Ticino Ticket with numerous inclusive services and discounts (on request at the hotel)
  • Carefully elaborated route
  • Travel documents (1 x per room)
  • Navigation app and GPS data available
  • SwitzerlandMobility-Plus subscription for one year  
  • Service hotline


  • Rides with funicular, cable car and train (Monte Brè, Monte Tamaro, Ponte Tresa – Lugano) is not included in the price (approx. CHF 36.- with half fare incl. bike)
  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • Reservation fee of CHF 20.- per adult (incl. legally required customer money protection)


  • Arrival by public transport to Lugano. For direct arrival: Suitcases must be handed in at the luggage counter by 10:00 a.m. at the latest.
  • Departure by public transport from Lugano. For direct departure: Suitcases will be returned to the luggage counter by 5:00 p.m. at the latest.


Arrival by train:
Leave the car at home! For every bike, biking or hiking tour in Switzerland, you will receive an SBB coupon per participant, which you can use to deduct CHF 10 from the ticket price for traveling by train. The reduction can be obtained in the SBB online store or in the SBB app.

On many trips, we use the luggage counters at the stations at the beginning and at the end to hand over the suitcases. You can conveniently combine this right away when you arrive by train. If you are a GA owner, you can provide this information when booking. We will credit you the amount on the invoice. If you don't need the coupon for the trip itself, you can use it during the year. Unfortunately, a retroactive refund is not possible for administrative reasons.

Travel documents

Travel documents "digital"

We reduce the amount of printed documents. You will receive instructions to help you find your way around using the Eurotrek Travel Guide App. We provide you with further information online.

In advance you will receive a small package of documents with the following contents:

  • Your travel program
  • Luggage tags
  • Description of how to use the app
  • Any vouchers

The Eurotrek Travel Guide App will help you find your way around. In addition to your digital map, you will find further information about your booked trip. The app is also available offline, simply download the trip in advance.


4.2 of 5 Stars (4 Ratings)
5 stars
Samuel W. CH | 31.08.2020
Super Organisiert,hat alles prima geklapt
5 stars
Gabriele Argilli IT | 07.08.2019
Lugano bike 4 days - spettacolare
Tour bellissimo , suddiviso in 4 tappe è perfetto, in questo modo c'è la possibilià di avere del tempo libero per visitare i luoghi quando si è arrivati alla meta. Sentieri sempre puliti e ben indicati dai cartelli , non serve nemmeno avere il gps. Percorsi di tutti i tipi, ma sempre di livello medio-difficile , soprattuto le salite, qualcuna è molto impegantiva. La discesa dal monte Tamaro è spettacolare , la più bella di tutto il tour, meglio avere una bici bi-ammortizzata . Sarebbe meglio se si potesse organizzare il trasporto bagali anche a capanna Pairolo in modo da avere uno zaino un po' più leggero durante i primi due giorni. Inoltre dovreste fare delle convenzioni per le varie cabinovie che si trovano lungo il percorso, monte Brè , monte Tamaro , monte Lema , il prezzo pieno del biglietto è troppo caro .
3 stars
Marcel Stössel CH | 12.08.2018
Die Mitarbeiter der Firma Eurotrek (Frau Giuffrida und Frau Studer) waren sehr freundlich, kompetent und hilfsbereit. Was uns weniger gefiel, war die Strecke Nr. 66. Vorallem zwischen Pairolo und Rivera waren extrem viele Schiebepassagen mit drin, die Abfahrt im Wald kurz vor Rivera war mehr ausgewaschenes Flussbett als Weg. Die Übernachtung am zweiten Ort war eigentlich nicht akzeptabel. Von der Firma Eurotrek wurde uns für die Übernachtung in Miglieglia im La Pagliera bekannt gegeben. Als wir dann am Samstag dort ankamen, war niemand vor Ort (Kein Hotel, sondern einfach ein Haus). Aufgrund der Telefonnummer, die auf dem Reiseprogramm notiert war, erreichten wir dann den Chef, der uns mitteilte, dass er gleich komme. Als er dann 10 Minuten später vor Ort eintraf, teilte er uns mit, dass er nur noch ein Doppelzimmer zur Verfügung habe. Er habe die anderen Zimmer einer Familie gegeben, die halt mehr als eine Nacht bei ihm gebucht habe. Er habe für den Rest unserer Gruppe eine Übernachtungsmöglichkeit im Nachbarort organisiert. Dieser Ort (Navaggio) war aber mehr als 2 km entfernt! Auch wenn der Wirt uns für das Nachtessen und das Frühstück mit dem Auto abholte, unsere Reisegruppe wurde auseinandergerissen, was bei uns Kollegen noch eher möglich ist als bei einer Familie. Dort wäre das ganz sicher nicht möglich!! Am Frühstück wollten sie dann von uns wissen, wie da jetzt mit der Bezahlung funktioniere (?) Wir teilten dem Chef mit, dass wir ein Angebot gebucht und bezahlt hätten und sicherlich nicht bereit seien, Kosten für die Übernachtung und das Frühstück zu übernehmen. Also das Hotel La Pagliera in Miglieglia ist aus unserer Sicht NICHT geeignet.
4 stars
Niklaus Rohrbach CH | 29.05.2018
Sehr gut 😊
Schöne Tour Hotel Stefano, Migliglia 👍 Capana Pairolo, Hotel Elvezia 👎

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