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Intro

Follow a technical and adventurous trail in the beautiful Gambarogno region, which can thrill the most expert mountain bikers for more than eight months a year.

Closure, Alpe di Neggia Bike

Attention: This route is closed until further notice.

Description

From Magadino-Vira SBB station, you proceed to Vira Gambarogno where the road takes you to Alpe di Neggia: a distance of about 12 km with an upward gradient of about 10%. Once you pass Monti di Fosano, you will find a less steep and straighter path. The enchanting view from Monti di Agra looks onto the summit of Monte Tamaro. After a last winding stretch up to the Alpe di Neggia (1,395 m/a/s/l), you will find a breath-taking panorama over Lake Maggiore.

The next 8 km will take you down 1,300 m to Vira on one of the most adventurous single trails in the entire region: a combination of technical and exposed challenges and good flow passages. Descending from the Alpe di Neggia the first part follows a flow trail alternating with well-maintained trails until reaching the river. Some parts are quite exposed and you need to be careful crossing the fords. The ascent on the way to Alpe di Trecciura is also quite demanding.

You can speed up on the second part of the path for a long stretch from where you will see a stunning panorama of the Piano di Magadino. Right after Monti di Vira, the last part of the trail zigzags and starts getting harder again, before you turn onto an asphalt path going to Vira and the lake, where you can take a refreshing plunge in the summer.

As an alternative, you can put your bike on the bus which goes daily from Magadino-Vira SBB station to Alpe di Neggia in about 50 minutes.

Pink Bike Feature

An enjoyable tour includes the careful planning of the same. Please inform yourself in advance at the local information center about the route and weather conditions. Depending on the season and weather conditions, this route may be blocked or interrupted

Technical information

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Type
Enduro
Start location
Vira - Gambarogno
Destination
Vira - Gambarogno
Direction
Round trip
Ascent
1400 m
Descent
1400 m
Distance
24 km
Distance on tarred ways
16 km
Distance on natural surface
8 km
Singletrail (part of natural surface)
8 km
Technical requirements
Difficult
Physical requirements
Difficult
Elevation profile
1400Meter ascents
1400Meter descents
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Theme
To an alp, With panoramic view
Signalization
Signalisation in one direction
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Map

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Contact

Stiftung SchweizMobil
Monbijoustrasse 61
3007 Bern
Switzerland

Phone  +41 (0)31 313 02 70
info@schweizmobil.ch
schweizmobil.ch

Ascona-Locarno Turismo
Via Cantonale 29
6674 Vira Gambarogno

Phone  +41 (0)848 091 091
gambarogno@ascona-locarno.com
ascona-locarno.com

Quick Facts

Route number

No. 398

Distance

24 km

Ascent

1400 m

Travel information: Vira (Gambarogno)

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