Upon arrival in Ponte Tresa, with the FLP train, proceed by road to Monte Mondini. In Pura enter the woods as far as Curio, then through villages and vineyards descend to Madonna del Piano. Varied routes wind through Sessa, Astano and Novaggio, then up to Miglieglia, where the cable car departs for the summit of Monte Lema, giving an all-round view as far as the mountains of Canton Valais.
On the mountain bike we proceed on paved road to Monte Mondini, then from Pura we continue through the woods along a dirt road followed by a single-track. From Curio descend to Madonna del Piano passing through some characteristic villages and vineyards. Go up to Sessa alternating dirt and paved roads through woods and pastures. We continue towards Astano along a varied route, single-trail, dirt and paved road, always in a wooded or pasture area. Between Beredino-La Costa there is the gold mine, where it is necessary to book in advance the visit. Astano offers a small lake and an intriguing centre. The road continues without great differences in height until Novaggio, where you descend and then climb up to Miglieglia, along a dirt road through woods. Miglieglia is a very characteristic village from which the cable car leaves to Monte Lema, which offers an all-round view as far as Italy and the Valais mountain range, not to be missed!
Copyright photos: Luca Crivelli, Milo Zanecchia e Exploratorio.ch
- Croglio-Castelrotto: B&B Vallombrosa
- Comune di Astano
- Comune di Novaggio
- Miglieglia (bring your own cables)
E-bike charging points: PDF
Tip: Sunrise/Sunset overnight stay at the top of Monte Lema at the Monte Lema Hostel (leave the e-MTB in Miglieglia).