San Bernardo


Vaglio: Arena Sportiva Tesserete Capriasca

Vaglio: Arena Sportiva Tesserete Capriasca

The little-known Capriasca Mountain north of Lugano may be regarded as a genuine insider's tip. The 700-meter-high plateau offers fantastic views of the Gulf of Lugano and Val Colla.

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Technical information

Begin and end of tour: Tesserete Stazione
Technical requirements: medium difficulty
Physical fitness: easy
Distance: 14.5 km
Total altitude meters: 515 m
Biking time: 1:00 - 2:00 (hours, minutes)
Elevation start and end of tour: 520 m
Culmination point: 707 m
Season: Januar - Dezember
Panorama: Grandiose Ausblicke auf den Lago di Lugano
Gastronomy: Diverse Möglichkeiten entlang der Strecke
Overnight: Tesserete
Various: Waldkapelle San Bernardo
Access starting point: Bus von Lugano
Access point of arrival: Bus nach Lugano


Picturesque villages with imposing churches characterize the panorama. The chestnut forests all around are a veritable paradise for bikers. Single trails and forest paths for every level of skill are plentiful.

Tour Overview

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Tesserete - Vaglio - San Bernardo - Comano - Carnago - Lago d'Origlio - Origlio - Taverne - Ponte Capriasca - Sala Capriasca - Tesserete

From Tesserete the route follows the hiking trail in the direction of San Bernardo. Splendid forest trails mark the ascent and give enough reason for feelings of elation. A fast descent leads to Comano. On the hiking trail towards Origlio you will reach the lake of the same name. From Origlio the route takes you down to Taverne. Here a paved road gently ascends to Ponte Capriasca. An ultra steep section of the route leads up to Sala Capriasca. Follow the hiking trail in the direction of Tesserete and you will be constantly accompanied by a beautiful panorama as you return to the starting point of the tour.


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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