The region north of the Ticino's capital, Bellinzona, where the Moesa River and the Ticino River unite, can be explored by mountain bike in the most delightful and leisurely way. Here the north-south traffic speeds by, without appreciation of the scenery. But as is often the case, the true beauty of the landscape reveals itself when one takes a close look.

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Technical information

Begin and end of tour: Bahnhof Castione-Arbedo
Technical requirements: easy
Physical fitness: medium difficulty
Distance: 30 km
Total altitude meters: 255 m
Biking time: 2:00 - 3:00 (hours, minutes)
Elevation start and end of tour: 250 m
Culmination point: 390 m
Season: Januar - Dezember
Gastronomy: Arbedo, Roveredo, Claro
Overnight: Biasca, Bellinzona
Access starting point: Regionalzüge ab Airolo oder ab Bellinzona
Access point of arrival: Regionalzüge nach Airolo oder nach Bellinzona
Literature: www.bike-explorer.ch


Typical Ticinese villages line the route. Challenging single trails run along both banks of the river. Left and right of the route loom the steep mountain faces of the Leventina.

Tour Overview

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Molinazzo Al Ponte - Gnosca - Claro - Ca d'Ossola - F.Ticino - Lumino - San Vittore - Roveredo - Arbedo - Molinazzo Al Ponte

The tour starts in Arbedo and runs along the Ticino River up to Gnosca. After a short ascent you will cross the river. The bike route then takes you along the riverbank to Castione. Here is the confluence of the Moesa and Ticino rivers. And the tour turns towards the Valle Mesolcina. At Roveredo the route changes over to the other side of the valley. On a magnificent forest trail along the left banks of the Moesa you will return to the starting point of the tour near Arbedo.

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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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