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Capanna Monte Tamaro

Capanna Monte Tamaro

The climb to Monte Tamaro

The climb to Monte Tamaro

Below Monte Tamaro

Below Monte Tamaro

Descent to Arosio

Descent to Arosio



Tour description

We start from the valley station of the Monte Tamaro cable car, and climb to Monte Ceneri on a wooded road. The climb to Monte Tamaro starts here on a mountain road which is tough and demanding, especially in the higher sections.
In return, a spectacular 360° view awaits us at the Capanna Monte Tamaro. After 1,700m of climb we reach the real highlight of the tour: the long, technically demanding descent to Arosio. We follow the winding mountain road down to Gravesano, from where we return to Rivera on an unmetalled road via the Vedeggio Valley.


Vecchio Mulino (old mill)
Cable car Monte Tamaro Rivera-Alpe Foppa (1500m)

Monte Tamaro
Chiesa Santa Maria degli Angeli (arch Mario Botta) 1994

Chiesa San Michele (1217), frescoes by Antonio da Tradate, 1508

Chiesa San Mamete, XIII


Variante A: Taking the cable car to Monte Tamaro will save 1040m of climb.


Period advised: june - october

Please note: In autumn, woodland footpaths can be covered with large quantities of vegetation.
Please note: Descents from Monte Tamaro are in a very steep area (Pkt.017 - 019).
Please note: Section not suitable for cycles (Pkt. 016 - 018).
Please note: Watch out for walkers (Pkt. 015 - 028).

Info: Most of the route is signposted for Bike tours.

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Places along the route: Rivera - Monte Ceneri - Alpe Foppa - Capanna Monte Tamaro - Alpe di Torricella - Arosio - Gravesano - Taverne - Torricella - Rivera


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Tour history (B00985)

First published: Donnerstag, 1. März 2007

Last updated: Donnerstag, 6. August 2015

Tour published by: Presented by www.luganoturismo.ch

Tour characteristics

Distance: 41.9 km | Time requirement: 4 h
Ascent: 1640 m | Descent: 1640 m
Aufstieg bei OeV-Benutzung!: 582 m
Highest point: 1867 m.a.s.l.

Difficulty S2

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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

Il Ticino in Mountain Bike; Lugano and Mendrisiotto; Nr. 1