Scenic route above Lake Lugano


The picturesque village on Lake Lugano with the Santa Maria church.

The picturesque village on Lake Lugano with the Santa Maria church.

The steep chestnut forests of the Sottoceneri region offer the ideal backdrop to a hard day's mountain biking.

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Technical information

Begin of tour:Morcote
Point of arrival:Morcote
Access starting point:Busses from Melide
Access point of arrival:Busses to Melide
Panorama:Gorgeous views of Lake Lugano
Physical fitness:medium difficulty
Difficulty:medium difficulty
Total altitude meters:655 m
Hiking time:2-3h
Length:25.8 km
Season:January - December
Gastronomy:Morcote, Carona, Carabbia
Various:Village center of Morcote and of Carona


Discover this for yourself by taking the scenic tour from picturesque Morcote across Monte Arbostora. Sensational views of Lake Lugano will compete with endless single trails for your attention on the second part of the tour. In a word, this tour is a byword for unparalleled biking pleasure in a fabulous landscape. What more could a biker want?

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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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