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Itinerary Piano di Magadino

Bicycle Ride · Comune Bellinzona
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A relaxing bicycle ride up and down through the plain of Magadino, along quiet country roads and valuable wetland areas, passing grazing horses and waterways. 

easy
Distance 41.8 km
2:58 h
98 m
110 m
258 m
194 m

Leaving Bellinzona and its castle towers, follow the road leading to Locarno which runs parallel to the Ticino River, cutting its way through the cultivated fields of the Magadino Plain.
Upon arrival in Riazzino, follow the «311» signs and cross the Magadino Plain to reach the village of Quartino. At this point, continue north on the route, along the base of the mountains, and return to the Canton's capital passing through Contone, Cadenazzo, Sant'Antonino, Camorino and Giubiasco.
In Camorino it's possible to take the hilly road up to the «Fortini della Fame» or «Famine Forts» built between 1853-1854.The first tower called «Ai Scarsitt» has been restored and now houses an exhibition space while the other four forts are connected by an educational - hiking trail with posted detailed signs.

Author’s recommendation

The itinerary is suitable for any type of bicycle.

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Bellinzonese e Alto Ticino Turismo
Update: September 06, 2022
Difficulty
easy
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Highest point
258 m
Lowest point
194 m
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Rest stops

Hotel & SPA Internazionale (Bike friendly)
Villa del Gusto (Bike friendly)
Marchè Bellinzona Sud (Bike friendly)
Hotel Bellinzona Sud (Bike friendly)
Hotel La Perla (Bike friendly)
Capanna Cremorasco (Bike friendly)
Hotel La Tureta (Bike friendly)
Ostello Montebello (Bike friendly)
Hotel Unione (Bike friendly)

Safety information

This itinerary is open to traffic, please respect the road safety rules: www.prudenza-precedenza.ch 

Start

Bellinzona (240 m)
Coordinates:
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2'722'753E 1'117'203N
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46.195100, 9.028860
DMS
46°11'42.4"N 9°01'43.9"E
UTM
32T 502226 5115725
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Destination

Bellinzona

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'722'753E 1'117'203N
DD
46.195100, 9.028860
DMS
46°11'42.4"N 9°01'43.9"E
UTM
32T 502226 5115725
w3w 
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
41.8 km
Duration
2:58 h
Ascent
98 m
Descent
110 m
Highest point
258 m
Lowest point
194 m
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