One of the most attractive trails in the Ticino area, winds its way as a high trail around the Val Colla above Lugano and leads through the imposing Monte Tamaro to the hilly forest of Malcantone. A fantastic tour with spectacular panoramic views
The individual sections offer wide diversity. As an example, along the stretch between the Monte Bre and Rivera and in Malcantone. The entire tour is characterized by varied and interesting countryside with fairy-tale forests and lush Alpine meadows. The first part of the ridge between the Pairolo and Gola di Lago is a biking classic, with its spectacular scenery and lined with three cosy mountain huts. In contrast however, the Malcantone lies on a valley slope at the foot of the mountain, with lush forests and picturesque villages bearing witness to past activities and monuments of historical and artistic importance.
The first half of the tour is marked by an impressive panorama, with wide green Alpine meadows and babbling streams. The second leads through an enchanting natural oasis, with forests of birch, chestnut and oak, both local and introduced species of trees, alternate along the entire route.
The route leads through the area of the region’s most famous mountains: the Monté Brè, Monte Bar and Monte Tamaro. However, it is best to take the aerial gondola up the Monte Lema. From the four peaks you are treated to impressive views of the city of Lugano and its large lake, the imposing backdrop of the Bernese and Valais Alps, Lago Maggiore and neighbouring Italy. A perfect panorama route dotted with regional discoveries.
Flowing single track trails on natural surfaces alternate with links on asphalt roads,taking you to adventures. It’s a fantastic tour, combining nature, panoramic views, history and culture. The route uses the development potential of the regional bike network. Welcome to Lugano and the terrific mountain bike trails.