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Tour description

The signposted cycle path from Bellinzona to Locarno begins with a visit to a child-friendly World Heritage site; takes you across the totally flat Magadino Plain and ends in lively Locarno. A perfect family outing.

This cycle tour begins with a visit to a World Heritage site. Castelgrande Castle and its walls, towers, ramparts and gates in Bellinzona will amaze adults and children alike. After leaving Bellinzona and its castles you will traverse the Ticino region's pancake flat vegetable garden - the Piano di Magadino. Remains of the water meadow landscape with its wealth of amphibian and bird wildlife can be seen in the Bolle di Magadino nature reserve. The holiday area of Tenero plays host to numerous tourists camping at sites on the shores of Lake Maggiore. The route takes you along the busy lakeside promenade to bustling Locarno. Once there, enjoy the «dolce far niente» on the Piazza Grande or a refreshing swim in Lake Maggiore.

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Places along the route: Bellinzona - Cugnasco - Tenero - Minusio - Locarno


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Tour history (B04795)

First published: Sonntag, 15. April 2012

Last updated: Montag, 25. April 2016

Tour published by: Presented by www.bellinzonese-altoticino.ch

Tour characteristics

Distance: 22.1 km | Time requirement: 1¼ h
Ascent: 1 m | Descent: 44 m
Highest point: 239 m.a.s.l.

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See also

Bellinzonese e Alto Ticino
Sede Bellinzonese
Palazzo Civico
CH-6500 Bellinzona
Tel.: +41 (0)91 825 21 31
Fax: +41 (0)91 821 41 20
E-Mail: bellinzona@bellinzonese-altoticino.ch
Internet: www.bellinzonese-altoticino.ch