This itinerary is not very long yet rather challenging, with more than 800 meters of altitude gap. From the shores of Lake Maggiore the route climbs above Locarno to the small village of Brè, where you will be rewarded with a breathtaking view. From the Lido Locarno swimming complex, follow the lakeside towards the center for about 300 meters. Turn left on Via Bramantino and continue straight ahead until the big Piazza Castello roundabout. Here, take the third exit (direction Orselina/Locarno Monti) and continue straight ahead following the signs for Orselina/Locarno Monti. At the end of the road turn right and then left just before the church of Sant'Antonio, in the direction of Monti Trinità/Monte Brè. Once you reach Locarno Monti, just after the village church, turn left towards Monte Brè/San Bernardo. After a few turns, turn left again following the signs for Monte Brè/San Bernardo. Continue on this road until you reach Monte Brè. On the way back, follow the same route and approach the long descent with caution.
Recommended period: April-October
The road from Locarno to Locarno Monti is quite busy.
From Locarno Monti up to Monte Brè you will be cycling through woods.
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Tour history (B01511)
First published: Donnerstag, 22. Mai 2008
Last updated: Dienstag, 28. Januar 2014
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