A track in the woods leads to Brè village; go up to the panoramic peak and then down to Lugano, passing through Parco Ciani then follow the lake to Melide. Thereafter proceed to Alpe Vicania, Parco San Grato and the village of Carona. Towards Ciona you once again take a dirt road that leads to Morcote, one of the most beautiful villages in Switzerland, from where you can return to Lugano by boat.
Upon reaching Brè, pedal uphill towards the panoramic Monte Brè and descend on the other side of the mountain again in the direction of Brè, where an unpaved road on the western slopes leads to Lugano. Here cross the renowned Parco Ciani and ride alongside the lake to Melide, with an intermediate stage in the small bay or at the Swissminiatur attraction. Thereafter continue towards Alpe Vicania where dirt roads mainly prevail, first to reach Parco San Grato, with varied and panoramic views, and then to cross the famous village of Carona with its characteristic narrow streets. Continue towards Ciona where a dirt road leads to Morcote, a must in the region, which was awarded the title of the most beautiful village in Switzerland in 2016. Here you can return to Lugano by boat, taking advantage of a new perspective on the area, or by bus or train from Melide.
Copyright photos: Luca Crivelli, Milo Zanecchia e Exploratorio.ch
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