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Percorso Pedemontano

Bicycle Ride · District Bellinzona
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This flat route at the foot of the mountains leads you alongside the Magadino plain. 
easy
Distance 22.2 km
1:34 h
104 m
59 m
265 m
194 m
Away from busy roads, you will discover fascinating spots close to Bellinzona, inviting you to take a well-earned break. The pedestrian zone of Bellinzona’s Old Town and the enchanting medieval castles – a UNESCO World Heritage site – are the absolute highlights for visitors to Ticino. The residential areas and village centres in the surrounding areas radiate their own allure and are full of surprises even for the inhabitants of Switzerland’s southernmost canton.There are charming fountains, play areas for the little ones and green recreational areas where you can leave the everyday hustle and bustle far behind. If you do not wish to pedal further, simply follow the official signposts to one of the many railway stations and let the train take the strain as you return to your starting point.

Author’s recommendation

For cycling, follow the logo indicated on the red signposts: Percorso Pedemontano n. 311 
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Bellinzonese e Alto Ticino Turismo
Update: July 28, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
265 m
Lowest point
194 m
Best time of year
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Rest stops

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

Safety information

This itinerary is open to traffic, please respect the road safety rules.

Start

Riazzino (193 m)
Coordinates:
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2'711'752E 1'114'784N
DD
46.175255, 8.885808
DMS
46°10'30.9"N 8°53'08.9"E
UTM
32T 491185 5113526
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Destination

Arbedo-Castione

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The pedestrian zone of Bellinzona’s Old Town and the enchanting medieval castles – a UNESCO World Heritage site – are the absolute highlights for visitors to Ticino. The residential areas and village centres in the surrounding areas radiate their own allure and are full of surprises even for the inhabitants of Switzerland’s southernmost canton.There are charming fountains, play areas for the little ones and green recreational areas where you can leave the everyday hustle and bustle far behind. If you do not wish to pedal further, simply follow the official signposts to one of the many railway stations and let the train take the strain as you return to your starting point.This route can be ridden in both directions. Riding on to the north of Bellinzona, stunning views of the Alpine valleys and right into the heart of the Alps open up after you cross the Moësa river. In the southbound direction, the gentle landscape alongside Lake Maggiore beckons.

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'711'752E 1'114'784N
DD
46.175255, 8.885808
DMS
46°10'30.9"N 8°53'08.9"E
UTM
32T 491185 5113526
w3w 
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
22.2 km
Duration
1:34 h
Ascent
104 m
Descent
59 m
Highest point
265 m
Lowest point
194 m
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