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Castelgrande - Bellinzona

Castelgrande - Bellinzona

Piazza Motta - Ascona

Piazza Motta - Ascona

Lido Locarno

Lido Locarno

Piazza Grande - Locarno

Piazza Grande - Locarno

Lakefront - Muralto

Lakefront - Muralto

Rivapiana

Rivapiana

National sport center - Tenero

National sport center - Tenero

Piano di Magadino

Piano di Magadino

Piano di Magadino

Piano di Magadino

Tour description

This is a very well marked bike route that connects via the Magadino Plain (Piano di Magadino) two of the most interesting and charming towns in Ticino, Ascona and Bellinzona. Leaving the picturesque town of Ascona, on the shores of Lake Maggiore, you cross the Maggia River and reach the bustling town of Locarno. Follow the beautiful lakeside promenade towards Muralto and Minusio, whose natural beaches are ideal for a refreshing swim. Once in Tenero, pass the National Sports Center (Centro Sportivo Nazionale) and enter Piano di Magadino. Nearby is one of the access points to the Bolle di Magadino nature reserve, a protected area with ecosystems unique in Switzerland. In the heart of Piano di Magadino you find agricultural fields mixed with vineyards, homes with farms and agriturismi, where you can taste and purchase local agricultural products. In Bellinzona don't miss the famous castles. Given the low altitude gap along the way, this route is a perfect outing for families and those seeking a casual workout.


Note(s)

Recommended period: January-December

Caution: in Gudo and in Giubiasco you will have to cross and cycle on quite heavily trafficated roads.


Further stages

Etape before: Ascona - Golino - Ascona
Next etape: Ascona - Locarno - Sonogno


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Places along the route: Municipal Museum of Modern Art - Piazza G. Motta Ascona - Terreni alla Maggia - Lido Locarno - Boats pier Muralto - Rivapiana - Municipal port of Minusio - National Sports Center Tenero - Cugnasco - Bridge of Gudo - Giubiasco - Bellinzona (train station)


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Tour history (B00691)

First published: Mittwoch, 7. Juni 2006

Last updated: Mittwoch, 3. Juni 2015

Tour published by: Presented by www.ascona-locarno.com

Tour characteristics

Distance: 26.5 km | Time requirement: 2 h
Ascent: 58 m | Descent: 58 m
Highest point: 241 m.a.s.l.

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See also

Ascona-Locarno Tourist Office
Infodesk Ascona
Viale Papio 5
CH - 6612 Ascona
Tel.: +41 (0)848 091 091
Fax: +41 (0)91 759 76 94
info@ascona-locarno.com
www.ascona-locarno.com