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Cycling holidays Centre tour Lago Maggiore

Cycling: Centre tour Lago Maggiore

Swiss Dolce Vita

The waters of Lago Maggiore are sparkling in the sun, couples roam down the Piazza Grande and palm trees grow on the lake promenade: when staying in Ticino, you could easily forget that you are still in Switzerland. When going on this tour you discover one of the longest swiss valleys and visit Ticinos capital, the medieval city Bellinzona.

You get to know many sides of the southernmost Swiss canton: close to the Lago Maggiore the landscape is charming and tender, in the Maggia Valley Ticino is wild and defiant. But no matter how you discover this region: Ticino and its Lago Maggiore will put a spell on you!


Starting at the hotel direction Locarno along the lake promenade you cycle to the flat Magadino area and go past small forests and big farming areas until you reach the city walls of Ticinos capital: Bellinzona.

In this town you find many old castles, hidden places and the old city wall. After a short break you go past romantic towns back to Losone.

approx. 55 km

Today’s discoveryleads to the the center of Ascona. You can leave your bicycle there and take the ship to the iles of Brissago. The Botanical Gardens house around 1'700 plant species.

Back in Ascona the route leads you from the hectic city centre on small roads to the branchs of the valley Centovalli. Here you have to face one short uphill before visiting sleepy villages. The route then brings you on an easy path back to Losone.

approx. 25 km

More than 50 kilometres the river Maggia runs through the alps before finally flowing into the Lago Maggiore.

You go past the waterfall at Monte Brolla until you reach the lovely town Maggia. There you have time for a short break and to visit the chapel Santa Maria with its wonderful frescos.

approx. 30 km

By bicycle to Locarno. The train brings you to Melide. Lake Lugano can definitely compete with Locarno and Ascona. Italien Dolce Vita, colourful villages with the typical stone church towers and even palms can be discovered today! A wonderful trip completes your cycle holiday in this region.

approx. 35 km

Tour characteristic

The tours lead on tarmac and sometimes on gravel roads.. In the city centres of Locarno or Ascona the cycle paths lead through pedestrian areas. Pushing the bicycle might be necessary here. Every day you have to deal with small uphills, but these should be no obstacles even for unexercised guests. An easy tour, even for beginners.

Prices & Dates

All data for 2020 at a glance
Season 1
Apr 5, 2020 - Oct 18, 2020
Centre tour Lago Maggiore, 6 days, Albergo 4*, CH-TSRAA-06A
Base price
Surcharge Single Room
Centre tour Lago Maggiore, 6 days, Parkhotel Emmaus, CH-TSRAA-06B
Base price
Surcharge Single Room

Category A: Albergo 4*

Category B: Parkhotel Emmaus 3*

Season 1
Apr 5, 2020 - Oct 18, 2020
Losone A Komfort
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
Losone B Standard
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
Rental bike 74-speed

Our rental bikes

Services & information


  • 5 nights with breakfast
  • train journeys Locarno - Melide, Lugano - Locarno incl. bike
  • excursion to the isles of Brissago on the 3rd day
  • Entrance to the castles of Bellinzona
  • Daily entrance to the spa incl. Hammam (category Albergo)
  • Detailed travel documents (1 x per room)
  • Personal tour information
  • Carefully elaborated route
  • Service hotline

Not included:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!


  • By car: The hotel offers free parking places,no reservation necessary
  • By train: Regular connections from Zurich via Bellinzona to Locarno. From the train station you can reach the hotel by bus in only 15 minutes.

Travel documents "analogous"

By default, your travel package includes a set of travel documents, which we will transmit  you in advance. The following documents will inform you about your tour:

  • Travel program with all organizational details.
  • Official guidebook « Cycling Switzerland»
  • maps for your biking and/or hiking routes
  • Detailed maps about your stage locations
  • Detailed programme day-by-day

Travel documents "digital"

If you select the option "digital travel documents" when booking, we will provide you with all documents for your trip in a digital form. You will receive a small set of documents with the following content:

  • Manuals for the use of necessary apps
  • luggage tags
  • eventual vouchers

En route you will inform  yourself easily with the app of SwitzerlandMobility and other free  apps. Background information and all other documents are electronically assigned and can be downloaded to your mobile phone in advance.

Since this option saves resources and costs, a discount of CHF 30.- per room is offered.

Your hotel


4.3 of 5 Stars (3 Ratings)
4 stars
Katrin Fuster-BUrger CH | 19.06.2020
Flyern durchs Tessin
Wunderbare Ferien trotz Wetter, welches nicht "à la Ticino" war. Dank dem tollen Hotel, der superfeinen Küche, dem gemütlichen Zimmer und den abwechslungsreichen Touren waren die freien Tage trotzdem ein voller Erfolg. Wir haben die vorgegebenen Ausflüge nicht alle unternommen und auch nicht an den vorgeschlagenen Tagen. Die Maggia-Tour verlängerten wir bis nach Foroglio was sich sehr gelohnt hat. Die Bellinzona-Tour haben wir mit dem Besuch der Burg wie vorgesehen genossen. Da diese beiden Ausfahrten offizielle Schweiz. Mobil Routen sind waren sie sehr gut ausgeschildert. Auf der Ascona-Rundtour haben wir im starken Regen eine Abzweigung verpasst und sind deshalb auf der Hauptstrasse zurück nach Ascona gefahren. Zudem sind wir nicht auf die Brissago-Inseln, da der Fahrplan der Schifffahrt nicht sehr passend ist. Am nächsten Tag wiederholten wir die Ascona-Rundreise und haben die sehr kleinen Wegweiser dann doch noch gesehen. E auf weiss ist sehr schlecht sichtbar. Die Eurotrek-Eigenen Wegweiser dürften gerne etwas grösser sein. Die Melide-Lugano-Tour haben wir nicht nur wegen dem Wetter, sondern auch wegen der Anreise und der dann doch sehr kurzen Velotour, nicht gemacht. Die Leihräder haben wir am 5. Tag noch behalten und das hat sich sehr bewährt. Alles in allem Ferien, wie ich sie sofort wiederholen würde.
5 stars
Kevin Krespi CH | 23.09.2019
Excellent service
Perfect balance between activity, sightseeing, views, culture and Ticino food and drink!
4 stars
K.P. D DE | 05.09.2017
Lago Maggiore-Sternfahrt
Besonders das Maggiatal hat es uns angetan

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