The waters of Lago Maggiore are sparkling in the sun, couples roam down the Piazza Grande and palm trees grow on the lake promenade: when staying in Ticino, you could easily forget that you are still in Switzerland. When going on this tour you discover one of the longest swiss valleys and visit Ticinos capital, the medieval city Bellinzona.
You get to know many sides of the southernmost Swiss canton: close to the Lago Maggiore the landscape is charming and tender, in the Maggia Valley Ticino is wild and defiant. But no matter how you discover this region: Ticino and its Lago Maggiore will put a spell on you!
Online booking: EUROTREK
1st day: Arrival to Losone
2nd day: Losone – Bellinzona – Losone, approx. 55 km
Starting at the hotel direction Locarno along the lake promenade you cycle to the flat Magadino area and go past small forests and big farming areas until you reach the city walls of Ticinos capital: Bellinzona. In this town you find many old castles, hidden places and the old city wall. After a short break you go past romantic towns back to Losone.
Details: approx. 55 km, uphill 180 m, downhill 180 m
3rd day: Circle tour Ascona, excursion to the iles of Brissago, approx. 25 km
Today’s discoveryleads to the the center of Ascona. You can leave your bicycle there and take the ship to the iles of Brissago. The Botanical Gardens house around 1'700 plant species. Back in Ascona the route leads you from the hectic city centre on small roads to the branchs of the valley Centovalli. Here you have to face one short uphill before visiting sleepy villages. The route then brings you on an easy path back to Losone.
Details: approx. 20 km, uphill 150 m, downhill 150 m
4th day: Into the Maggia Valley approx. 30 km
More than 50 kilometres the river Maggia runs through the alps before finally flowing into the Lago Maggiore. You go past the waterfall at Monte Brolla until you reach the lovely town Maggia. There you have time for a short break and to visit the chapel Santa Maria with its wonderful frescos.
Details: approx. 30 km, uphill 210 m, downhill 210 m
5th day: Excursion to Lugano approx. 35 km
By bicycle to Locarno. The train brings you to Melide. Lake Lugano can definitely compete with Locarno and Ascona. Italien Dolce Vita, colourful villages with the typical stone church towers and even palms can be discovered today! A wonderful trip completes your cycle holiday in this region.
Details: approx 25 km, uphill 150 m, downhill 150 m
6th day: Departure or extra nights
Partner hotel: Albergo Losone, Parkhotel Garni Emmaus Casa del Sole
- 5 nights with breakfast
- One set of detailed travel documents (maps, route description, places of interest, telephone numbers) per booked room
- train journeys Locarno - Melide, Lugano - Locarno incl. bike
- excursion to the isles of Brissago on the 3rd day
- Entrance to the castles of Bellinzona
- Daily entrance to the spa incl. Hammam
- Ticino Ticket
- Personal tour information
- Carefully elaborated route
- Service hotline