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Monte Tamaro – Malcantone

From Monte Tamaro there are various MTB routes in the direction of Malcantone where they branch off into a typical Ticino region of Sottoceneri, the gently undulating hilly landscape and dense vegetation, picturesque villages and large chestnut groves characterize it. The proposed itineraries take advantage of the official MTB network that winds through this fascinating territory.

The five proposed itineraries cover in the first stretch, between the arrival of the cable car at Alpe Foppa and Arosio, the same path of “Monte Tamaro – Panoramic Circuit”, and then branch off into the network of paths of Malcantone. Each proposal has its own peculiarities that we invite you to discover in the individual reference cards.

The proposals concern circular itineraries with departure and arrival at the valley station of the Monte Tamaro cable car in Rivera. Some itineraries can be ideally interrupted at the bottom of the valley, for example at Ponte Tresa (public transport on site: boat/train), Caslano (boat/train), Magliaso (little train) or Agno (little train). The line of the train is the Ponte Tresa – Lugano which, at discretion, transports MTBs. From Lugano to Rivera there are several trains offering limited MTB transport; inquire in time about the limitations.

Further information on the routes can be found here.

UP & DOWN to the lake

This circular route is the one that takes you most gently from the mountain to the plain. It gives you an overview of what this lush territory has to offer.

Itinerary: Alpe Foppa –  Capanna Tamaro – Bassa d’ Indemini – Alpe Canigiolo – La Bassa – Alpe di Torricella – Arosio –  Cademario – Magliaso – Agno – Taverne – Rivera

Chestnuts trail

Along this circular route you will remember above all the extensive chestnut woods, the charm of the majestic Mount Tamaro with its breathtaking panorama and the work of nature that has in the area of Maglio del Malcantone one of the most appreciable points.

Itinerary : Alpe Foppa –  Capanna Tamaro – Bassa d’ Indemini – Alpe Canigiolo – La Bassa – Alpe di Torricella – Arosio – Breno – Cademario – Magliaso – Agno – Taverne – Rivera

In the earth of the hills

This circular route allows you to enter the heart of Malcantone allowing you to walk some of its most intriguing single trails. Landscape, nature and culture in a single MTB itinerary.

Itinerary : Alpe Foppa –  Capanna Tamaro – Bassa d’ Indemini – Alpe Canigiolo – La Bassa – Alpe di Torricella – Arosio – Breno – Miglieglia – Ponte Tresa – Agno – Taverne – Rivera

Hills and mountains, rivers and lakes

Circular itinerary created so that the biker in a single tour can appreciate how intriguing this hilly area offers, with panoramic mountains (Monte Tamaro and Monte Lema), rivers (Magliasina and Vedeggio) to be flanked, mouths to admire and the famous lake into which they flow.

Itinerary : Alpe Foppa –  Capanna Tamaro – Bassa d’ Indemini – Alpe Canigiolo – La Bassa – Alpe di Torricella – Arosio – Cademario – Miglieglia – Ponte Tresa – Agno – Taverne – Rivera

On the traces of Lugano Bike

This circular route ideally combines the last two stages of the renowned and suggestive Lugano Bike Nr. 66 and leads you to discover a region called Malcantone. A hilly territory that lends itself to mountain biking. The last stretch on the plain allows you to reach the starting point comfortably, enhancing the peculiarities of the territory.

Itinerary : Alpe Foppa –  Capanna Tamaro – Bassa d’ Indemini – Alpe Canigiolo – La Bassa – Alpe di Torricella – Arosio – Breno – Miglieglia – Astano – Sessa – Ponte Tresa – Agno – Taverne – Rivera