Monte Bar


Monte Bar, Lugano

Monte Bar, Lugano

Bikers and skiers have discovered the charms of Monte Bar. It appeals to nature-lovers who want to get away from crowds. Just like the smugglers used to in the olden days... The views in the border region are just overwhelming. They comprise Lake Lugano, the Denti della Vecchia, include Tamaro and end in the distant mountains of the Valais and Grisons. At the same time, the Po Valley glistens through the haze to the south. But you first have to earn such pleasures, meaning there are some 1,200 uphill metres to be dealt with before you reach the summit of Monte Bar.

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Technical information

Begin and end of tour: Tesserete
Technical requirements: challenging
Physical fitness: challenging
Distance: 31.3 km
Total altitude meters: 1160 m
Biking time: 02:30 - 04:00 (hours, minutes)
Elevation start and end of tour: 522 m
Season: April - November
Panorama: Sensational views of Denti delle Vecchia and of Lago di Lugano
Gastronomy: Tesserete, Bidegno, Monte Bar
Overnight: Tesserete
Access starting point: By bus from Lugano to Tesserete
Access point of arrival: Tesserete
Literature: Bike-Explorer

Tour Overview

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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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