Homepage: Free tour guide with over 7500 GPS tours and map overlays (MTB, alpine, ski, transalpine, biking, hiking, cycling, mountain bike etc.)

Tour description

Thrilling panorama trail. Pairolo Gola di Lago on the mountain ridge, alternating single trail and unpaved roads. Fairy-tale landscape, characterized by Alpine meadows and pastures, as well as three huts. S. Lucio, Cap. M. Bar and M. della Croce, fantastic vantage points.

Lugano Bike

One of the most attractive single trails in the Ticino winds its way as a high trail around the Val Colla above Lugano and leads through the hilly forests of Malcantone to the imposing Monte Tamaro. A fantastic tour with spectacular panoramic views.

The individual sections offer wide diversity. As an example, along the stretch between the Monte Bre and Rivero and in Malcantone. The entire tour is characterized by varied and interesting countryside with fairy-tale forests and lush Alpine meadows. The first part of the ridge between the Pairolo and Gola di Lago, a biking classic, is spectacularly scenic and lined with three cosy huts. In contrast however, the Malcantone lies on a valley slope at the foot of the mountain, with lush forests and picturesque villages bearing witness to past activities and monuments of historical and artistic importance.

The first half of the tour is marked by an impressive panorama, green Alpine meadows and babbling streams. The second leads through an enchanting natural oasis. Forests of birch, chestnut and oak, both local and introduced species of trees, alternate along the entire route.

The route leads through the area of the region's most famous mountains: the Monté Brè, Monte Bar and Monte Tamaro. However, it is best to take the aerial gondola up the Monte Lema. From the four peaks you are treated to impressive views of the city of Lugano and its large lake, the imposing backdrop of the Bernese and Valais Alps, Lago Maggiore and neighbouring Italy. A perfect panorama route dotted with regional discoveries.

Flowing single trails on natural surfaces alternate with links on asphalt roads.
A tour combining nature, panoramic views, history and culture. The route uses the development potential of the regional bike network. Only a few of Switzerland's bike routes can offer such variety.


Identitätskarte mitnehmen.

Further stages

Vorgängeretappe: Lugano Bike Etappe 1: Lugano (Monte Brè) - Pairolo
Anschlussetappe: Lugano Bike Etappe 3: Rivera - Miglieglia

Create your own tour review

How pleased would you have been to receive tips or advice before a tour or on an area?

Be the first person to write a review of this tour! A review can be created in just 3 minutes — rate a tour and help others.

Places along the route: Pairolo - Monte Cucco (I) - San Lucio - Cima Moncucco - Cap. Monte Bar - Motto della Croce - Camignolo - Rivera


Key figures for the last 12 months (since Oktober 2015)



List view (without GEO map) of the tour together with other tours

Tour detail views

View of the detailed tour information (e.g. this page)


References to the tour sheet

Mobile look ups

With the GPS-Tracks app for iPhone or Android

Popularity index

Compared with all other Mountain bike tours in the Ticino region

Tour history (B04791)

First published: Mittwoch, 11. April 2012

Last updated: Dienstag, 6. September 2016

Tour published by: Presented by www.luganoturismo.ch

Tour characteristics

Distance: 30 km | Time requirement: 3 h
Ascent: 597 m | Descent: 1480 m
Highest point: 1620 m.a.s.l.

Difficulty S1

Printing, information

See also

Ente Turistico del Luganese
Riva Albertolli
Casella postale 6080
CH - 6901 Lugano
Tel: +41 (0)58 866 66 00
Fax: +41 (0)58 866 66 09
Internet: www.luganoturismo.ch
E-Mail: info@luganoturismo.ch