An extreme tour which climbs to Monte Tamaro with its wonderful panoramic view over the south part of Ticino and Lake Maggiore.
On the main road we go from Vira/Magadino to Quartino, from where we arrive at Monte Ceneri on a steep old mule track. The path that climbs to Monte Tamaro is very tough, especially the higher section. To compensate for the effort, one of the best views in all Ticino awaits us at the Capanna (mountain hut) Monte Tamaro. After more than 1,700 metres of descent, the first technically very difficult descent to Indemini starts. A short, asphalted section of road leads us to the border into Italy, and near Biegno the last climb begins, to the Passo Forcora. Here there is another marvellous view over Lake Maggiore and the Veddasca Valley, before the very steep descent to Zenna. With sections at over 30% angle, this descent is only for expert mountain bikers. The lake road takes us back to the starting point.
Botanical gardens of Gambaragno, 17,000m2 with different varieties of camellia, rhododendron, azalea and magnolia.
Cable car Rivera – Alpe Foppa (1500 m)
Church of S Maris degli Angioli (designed by Mario Botta)
Madonna del Monte sul Colle di S Anna
Bolle di Magadino, wetland area of international importance for flora and fauna
Variante A: It is possible to avoid this descent by going from Monti Idacca to the Alpe di Neggia and returning to Vira/Magadino.
Variante B: By taking the cable car to Monte Tamaro, the climb can be reduced by 1060 metres.
Period advised: june - october
Please note: In autumn, woodland footpaths can be covered with large quantities of vegetation!
Please note: Watch out for walkers (Pkt. 021 - 027)!
Please note: Descents from Monte Tamaro are in a very steep area (Pkt.024 - 032)!
Please note: The descent from Monte di Pino to Zenna is very steep and not passable in wet conditions. (Pkt. 045 - 048)!
Info: Do not forget personal documents for the section in Italy!
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Tour history (B00982)
First published: Donnerstag, 1. März 2007
Last updated: Mittwoch, 3. Juni 2015
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