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Lugano e-MTB Tour - Stage 5: Capanna Alpe Bolla – Morcote

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  • Lugano e-MTB Tour - Stage 5
    Lugano e-MTB Tour - Stage 5
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To the characteristic village of Brè, you can take a track through the woods where single-track, dirt road and paved road alternate.
moderate
Distance 50.6 km
3:43 h
729 m
1,586 m
1,140 m
271 m
Upon reaching Brè, pedal uphill towards the panoramic Monte Brè and descend on the other side of the mountain again in the direction of Brè, where an unpaved road on the western slopes leads to Lugano. Here cross the renowned Parco Ciani and ride alongside the lake to Melide, with an intermediate stage in the small bay or at the Swissminiatur attraction. Thereafter continue towards Alpe Vicania where dirt roads mainly prevail, first to reach Parco San Grato, with varied and panoramic views, and then to cross the famous village of Carona with its characteristic narrow streets. Continue towards Ciona where a dirt road leads to Morcote, a must in the region, which was awarded the title of the most beautiful village in Switzerland in 2016. Here you can return to Lugano by boat, taking advantage of a new perspective on the area, or by bus or train from Melide.
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Update: October 12, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
1,140 m
Lowest point
271 m
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Alpe Vicania
Alpe Bolla
Morcote
Botanischer Garten San Grato
Brè
Carona
Lugano

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Capanna Alpe Bolla (1,128 m)
Coordinates:
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2'721'437E 1'099'580N
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46.036836, 9.007253
DMS
46°02'12.6"N 9°00'26.1"E
UTM
32T 500561 5098140
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Destination

Morcote

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Public-transport-friendly

Coordinates

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2'721'437E 1'099'580N
DD
46.036836, 9.007253
DMS
46°02'12.6"N 9°00'26.1"E
UTM
32T 500561 5098140
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CHARGING STATIONS: Capanna Alpe Bolla-Brè-Parco San Grato, Carona link to map charging stations

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
50.6 km
Duration
3:43 h
Ascent
729 m
Descent
1,586 m
Highest point
1,140 m
Lowest point
271 m
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