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Lido Locarno

Lido Locarno

Visconti Castle - Locarno

Visconti Castle - Locarno

Terre di Pedemonte

Terre di Pedemonte







Piazza Motta - Ascona

Piazza Motta - Ascona

Tour description

This challenging itinerary is recommended for expert cyclists as it follows mostly narrow and busy main roads in breathtaking natural surroundings. Start in Locarno and go through the large roundabout in Piazza Castello, at the edge of the old town center (Città Vecchia), following the signs for Centovalli/Vallemaggia. In Ponte Brolla, turn left and cross the bridge towards Centovalli Valley. Continue on the main road, passing several typical villages. In Camedo cross the border into Italy and continue until the village of Malesco. In Malesco turn left and ascend the challenging and undeveloped Cannobina Valley. Make sure you are extra cautious on the long and steep descent from Finero to Cannobio. Once you reach the town of Cannobio, turn left toward Brissago/Locarno. Continue on the coastal road, crossing back into Switzerland and passing Brissago and Porto Ronco until you reach Ascona. Go through the pedestrian piazza of Ascona and continue on back roads, following the official SwitzerlandMobility signs until you reach the Lido Locarno swimming complex.


Recommended period: April-October

Warning: the roads on this itinerary are mostly busy and narrow main roads. The descent from Finero to Cannobio is very steep and winding in some places. Be very careful.

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Places along the route: Locarno (Lido) - Ponte Brolla - Intragna - Camedo (national border) - Re - Malesco - Finero - Cannobio - National border - Brissago - Ascona - Locarno (Lido)


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Tour history (B01516)

First published: Donnerstag, 22. Mai 2008

Last updated: Montag, 8. Juni 2015

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

Tour characteristics

Distance: 74.5 km | Time requirement: 4 h
Ascent: 905 m | Descent: 905 m
Highest point: 963 m.a.s.l.

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See also

Ascona-Locarno Tourist Office
Infodesk Locarno
Largo Zorzi 1
CH - 6600 Locarno
Tel.: +41 (0)848 091 091
Fax: +41 (0)91 759 76 94