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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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Itinerary

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 (Single-Trails: 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 (Single-Trails: 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 (Single-Trails: 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.

approx. 30 km (Single-Trails: 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.  

The Lugano Bike at SwitzerlandMobility

Prices & Dates

All data for 2023 at a glance
Place of arrival: Lugano
  Season 1
09.09.2023 - 24.09.2023

every day
Season 2
13.05.2023 - 08.09.2023

every day
Lugano Bike, 6 days, CH-TSALP-06X
Base price
779.-
815.-
Surcharge Single Room 239.- 239.-

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

Season 1
Sep 9, 2023 - Sep 24, 2023
every day
Season 2
May 13, 2023 - Sep 8, 2023
every day
Lugano Bike, 6 days, CH-TSALP-06X
Base price
Surcharge Single Room
779.-
239.-
815.-
239.-

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

Season 1
Sep 9, 2023 - Sep 24, 2023
Season 2
May 13, 2023 - Sep 8, 2023
Lugano
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
Lugano/Ponte Tresa
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
115.-
200.-
115.-
200.-
115.-
200.-
115.-
200.-
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Lugano
  Season 1
Sep 9, 2023 - Sep 24, 2023

every day
Season 2
May 13, 2023 - Sep 8, 2023

every day
Lugano
Extra night double room (BB) 115.- 115.-
Extra night single room (BB) 200.- 200.-
Lugano/Ponte Tresa
Extra night double room (BB) 115.- 115.-
Extra night single room (BB) 200.- 200.-
Filter
Mountain bike Fully
E-MTB
245.-
295.-
Prices per person in CHF

Our rental bikes

Services & Information

Services

Included:

  • Overnights stays according to the itinerary incl. breakfast 
  • 1 x Halfboard (Pairolo hut)
  • Daily luggage transfers (except Pairolo hut)
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Ticino Ticket with numerous inclusive services and discounts (on request at the hotel) 
  • Travel documents (1 x per room) incl. SwitzerlandMobility Plus subscription
  • Service hotline

Note:

  • Rides with funicular, cable car and train (Monte Brè, Monte Tamaro, Ponte Tresa – Lugano) is not included in the price! 
  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
  • Reservation fee of CHF 15 per adult (incl. legally required customer money protection) 
Information

Arrival/Departure:

  • Parking at the railway station of Lugano. CHF 12.- per day.

Other important information: 

  • The distance travelled is approximate and may differ from the actual distance.  

  • Travel cancellation insurance, including travel interruption insurance is recommended. 

Travel Documents

Travel documents "digital” 

In future we will reduce the amount of printed documents. You will receive instructions to help you find your way around using the SwitzerlandMobility app.  We will provide you with further information online. In advance you will receive a small package of documents with the following contents: 

  • Description of how to use the necessary apps 
  • Detailed programme for the individual stages 
  • Annual subscription to SwitzerlandMobility Plus 
  • Luggage tags 
  • Any vouchers 

On the way, you can easily find your way with the SwitzerlandMobility app and other freely accessible aids. Background information and all other documents are delivered electronically and can be downloaded to your mobile phone in advance. 

Let us know if you don't want to do without maps. We will send them to you free of charge. 

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Do you still have questions about the tour? We are happy to help and look forward to your inquiry.