When words like sweat, effort, sun, cold, wind, rain, slopes, suffering, finish line, remember moments, hours, years riding a bicycle.
The awareness of having spent part of our precious lifetime, to receive in exchange moments of joy, in the most absolute freedom. Joy lived in solitary intimacy or often shared with unforgettable friends, on endless roads articulated in changing landscapes... This is “La Belvedere”, the spark that revives the passion that never drowsed for cycling that lives in you.
Professional cyclists, amateur’s o just bicycle aficionado: we will come all together for the second edition of La Belvedere, to discover Mendrisiotto.
Ready for the start, let’s go!
There are three routes available, from which you can choose the one that best suits you:
It is a route suitable for those who have a minimum of training. Very interesting to discover thanks to passages in places that have made the history of cycling. It offers a panoramic tour of the area with short stretches on dirt roads and passages between the most beautiful vineyards of Mendrisiotto
Distance: 36 km
Ascents / descents: 879m / 879m
Min/Mas height: 243m / 585m
It represents a quite demanding itinerary, dedicated to the most sporty. It needs an athletic preparation appropriate to the effort required. The first part follows the same route as the Belvedere Classica, then continues towards the Serpiano from where you can enjoy a breathtaking view of Lake Ceresio: not to be missed! Going back along the same road you return to Meride and then continue along the route of the Classica until you arrive in Mendrisio.
Distance: 44 km
Ascents / descents: 984 m / 984 m
Min/Mas height: 241 m / 671 m
Monte Generoso is a popular destination for all lovers of two wheels on and off the road. In the past it was already the arrival point for stages of the Giro d'Italia and the Tour de Suisse. The route of the Belvedere Epica starts with the hard climb of 10 km that leads to Monte Generoso. Going down the mededisma road, in Mendrisio you will take the route of the Belvedere Panoramica that provides the climb up to the panoramic viewpoint of the Serpiano.
Distance: 66 km
Ascents / descents: 1554 m / 1556 m
Alt. min/mas: 272 m / 1158 m
The route follows that of the Belvedere Classica but, as soon as the opportunity arises, leaves the asphalt to continue on dirt roads and paths. Another fun way to discover Mendrisiotto.
Distance: 40 km
Ascent / descent: 1161 m / 1161 m
Alt. min/mas: 272 m / 614 m
Belvedere Sterrata Panoramica
The route follows that of the Belvedere Classica but, as soon as the opportunity arises, leaves the asphalt to continue on dirt roads and paths. In Meride it continues towards the panoramic viewpoint of the Serpiano in Mendrisio following the route of the Belvedere Sterrata.
Distance: 48 km
Ascent / descent: 1409 m / 1410 m
Alt. min/mas: 272 m / 701 m
Sat: 10:00 - 24:00
Sun: 07:00 - 18:00
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