The densely forested border area south of the vantage point of Monte Lerna is equally attractive to bikers and hikers. Lovely, tranquil villages define the Malcantone region. Here you will find none of the hustle and bustle of the tourism centers in Ticino. Parts of the tour follow smugglers' trails wending their way from Switzerland to Italy and back. Stunning vistas open up to the wonderful world of the Ticinese lakes. Here sparkles the sublime Lago Maggiore, and there the branches of Lago di Lugano are stretched out. Simply fantastic.