Monte Tamaro – Panoramic Circuit

A sensational trail, the Monte Tamaro Bike nr. 362. After a strenuous ascent from Alpe Foppa to the Tamaro hut, you can enjoy the wonderful view on the valley, on the Lugano Lake and Major Lake. The descent, technically difficult, goes across woods and pasturages until you reach the Valley where the Vedeggio river streams.

Characterized of a mix of technical sections in the ascent and descent, and other sections very fluid and fast. Starting in Alpe Foppa (top station of the cable car Monte Tamaro), at the beginning it follows stage 3 of the regional trail “66 Lugano Bike” until Arosio and then a brand new trail  especially made for MTB is descending direction Bedano, and continues until the departure station of the cable car Monte Tamaro in Rivera following the cycling route that goes along the Vedeggio river.

Important information: The Arosio-Bedano path is not recommended as it is assessed as “double black” and it will be subject  to renovation works next year. We recommend using the Arosio-Gravesano road.

Further information about the trails


Alpe Foppa Restaurant – UTOE mountain hut – Bassa di Indemini – Alpe Canigiolo – La Bassa – Alpe di Torricella – Arosio – Bedano – Rivera


34 km

Total climb / descent:

848m / 1 900 m


3 h 40 min.






59 % gravel road,
41% asphalted*


Nr. 66 Lugano Bike, from Alpe Foppa to Arosio

* The ground is calculated including the return on the bike back to Rivera. if you choose to return by public or private transport, the route is practically 100% on gravelroad.


Link Switzerland Mobility




Charging station (free) for e-bikes and a small service station for all mountain bikes at Alpe Foppa. A second service station is located at the bottom station of the cableway in Rivera.