Begin and end of tour: Valley station of Monte Tamaro cableway
Technical requirements: extreme
Physical fitness: extreme
Distance: 41.9 km
Total altitude meters: 1640 m
Biking time: 03:30 - 05:00 (hours, minutes)
Elevation start and end of tour: 471 m
Season: June - October
Panorama: Spectacular views of the Leventina and the Sotto Ceneri
Gastronomy: Alpe Foppa, Arosio, Bedano, Taverne, Rivera
Overnight: Alpe Foppa, Tamaro, Arosio, Taverne, Rivera
Various: The chapel of Chiesa di S. Maria degli Angeli on Alpe Foppa mountain. The chapel was designed by Mario Botta.
Access starting point: By train to Rivera
Access point of arrival: Valley station of Monte Tamaro cableway
Rivera - Monte Ceneri - Alpe Foppa - Capanna Monte Tamaro - Alpe di Torricella - Arosio - Gravesano - Taverne - Torricella - Rivera
From the valley station of the mountain cableway Mt. Tamaro, take the forest trail leading up to Monte Ceneri. This is where the long, stony Alpine path to Mt. Tamaro begins. The upper portion of this path is particularly strenuous. Your efforts will be rewarded at Capanna Mt. Tamaro with one of the most beautiful views of southern Tessin. The actual highlight of the tour begins after the ascent (during which you increased your altitude by over 1700 meters!): the highlight is the long and technique-wise challenging descent down to Arosio. The mountain road with its many curves leads down to Gravesano. You return to your starting point, Rivera, by taking the biking trail through the Valle del Vedeggio.