Valle Maggia


The romantic wilderness of the Maggia Valley forms the backdrop of this mountain bike tour, which will make even technical experts among the bikers perspire.

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Technical information

Begin and end of tour: Maggia
Technical requirements: challenging
Physical fitness: easy
Distance: 19.6 km
Total altitude meters: 205 m
Biking time: 2:00 - 3:00 (hours, minutes)
Elevation start and end of tour: 335 m
Culmination point: 400 m
Season: März - November
Gastronomy: Maggia, Coglio, Someo
Overnight: Maggia
Various: Flusslandschaften der Maggia, Dorfkern von Maggia
Access starting point: Busse ab Locarno oder mit Privatauto
Access point of arrival: Busse nach Locarno


While the fantastic landscape and picturesque villages may seduce you with their typical stone houses on the first part of the tour, the second part will demand your full concentration. The challenging singe trail from Someo down to Lodano leaves no room for mistakes and is actually suitable only for experienced bikers. Whoever decides to undertake the tour anyway can get off his bike and walk it down, if necessary.

Tour Overview

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Maggia - Coglio - Giumaglio - Someo - Lodano - Moghegno - Aurigeno - Maggia

The tour starts at the village of Maggia and runs at first along the hiking trail and then along the old road up to Someo. You will cross the Maggia River on a 380-meter long suspension bridge. On the other side of the river, biking becomes very technical. Ride the single trail down to Lodano. A less traveled road takes you back to Maggia.


The careful planning of a tour will ensure that you also derive the maximum pleasure and enjoyment from it. Please take the time to contact the local information centre and enquire about route and weather conditions before setting off. Your intended trail may be fully or partially closed, depending on the time of year and weather conditions.

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