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Tour of the Riviera and Bellinzona by e-bike

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A beautiful and fairly level itinerary taking in the Riviera Valley and Bellinzona area with the plains and the mountain chains of the Upper Ticino, passing through the Lower Mesolcina before coming to the fascinating city of Bellinzona, capital of Canton Ticino, discovering authentic corners of this region.

This route passes through an inaccessible area and is therefore closed. Current information

closed
moderate
Distance 63.3 km
4:20 h
200 m
252 m
312 m
197 m

The itinerary starts in Biasca, at the centre of the Blenio, Leventina and Riviera valleys, with its beautiful view over the imposing Santa Petronilla waterfall and the Romanesque church of San Pietro that dominates the entire village. It runs through the Riviera Valley, remaining on the right bank of the River Ticino and travelling through Iragna and Lodrino, home to some important granite quarries and a number of typical grottos, where you can enjoy some excellent local produce and dishes.
Upon coming to Lodrino and crossing the bridge, make your way along the other bank of the river until Cresciano, cycling past the military aerodrome. Continuing along pleasant country roads, which are untarmacked at times and surrounded by nature, you come to Arbedo-Castione, in an area devoted to recreation. After turning off for Lumino and following secondary roads until the starting point of the cableway up to the Monti di Saurù and access to the Pizzo di Claro, make your way back down in a southerly direction, travelling through Arbedo, Monte Carasso (home to the ancient Augustinian convent), Gudo with its sunny hillside vineyards, Cugnasco and Quartino. The home straight begins in Cadenazzo, at the foot of Monte Ceneri, where you can visit the ancient Precassino mill that has recently been restored to working order near the settlement of Robasacco. You will then come to the settlements of S. Antonino and Camorino and the old village of Giubiasco. The final stop is Bellinzona – Capital of Canton Ticino – where you can admire the three UNESCO World Heritage Site castles and its historical centre, which is deemed to be one of the most authentic in the whole of Ticino with its historical villas.

Author’s recommendation

The itinerary is based on the cycle routes proposed by SwitzerlandMobility, with a number of variants leading to e-bike recharging stations along the way. Recharging an e-bike is free of charge, faster than a normal recharge and there is no need to have your own charger.

Take a printed copy of our web map with you during your tour just to be on the safe side.

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Bellinzona e Valli Turismo 
Update: September 07, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
312 m
Lowest point
197 m
Best time of year
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Rest stops

Hotel della Posta (Bike friendly)
Al Giardinetto (Bike friendly)
Grotto Canvett (Bike friendly)
Camping Bellinzona (Bike friendly)
Villa del Gusto (Bike friendly)
Marchè Bellinzona Sud (Bike friendly)
Hotel Bellinzona Sud (Bike friendly)
E-Bike charging point - Gudo
E-Bike charging point - Cadenazzo
Hotel La Perla (Bike friendly)
Capanna Cremorasco (Bike friendly)
Hotel La Tureta (Bike friendly)
Castle of Sasso Corbaro
Ostello Montebello (Bike friendly)
Castelgrande and the wall
Hotel Unione (Bike friendly)
Hotel & SPA Internazionale (Bike friendly)

Safety information

 

  • Wear protective gear.
  • Assess your capability accurately.
  • Give hikers right of way.
  • Stay on the trail.
  • Close fence gates.

 
An enjoyable tour includes the careful planning of the same. Please inform yourself in advance at the local information center about the route and weather conditions. Depending on the season and weather conditions, this route may be blocked or interrupted.

Tips and hints

The itinerary is based on the cycle routes proposed by SwitzerlandMobility, with a number of variants leading to e-bike recharging stations along the way:

 

E-bike charging point Biasca - FFS Station

E-bike charging point Lodrino - Campo sportivo

E-bike charging point Cresciano - Nucleo

E-bike charging point Arbedo-Castione - Stazione FFS

E-bike charging point Lumino - Nucleo

E-bike charging point Cadenazzo - FELA Ticino

E-bike charging point Monte Carasso

E-bike charging point Gudo - Nucleo

E-bike charging point Bellinzona

 

Recharging an e-bike is free of charge, faster than a normal recharge and there is no need to have your own charger. Take a printed copy of our web map with you during your tour just to be on the safe side.

Start

Biasca (292 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'718'131E 1'134'710N
DD
46.353382, 8.973436
DMS
46°21'12.2"N 8°58'24.4"E
UTM
32T 497956 5133312
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Destination

Bellinzona

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The routes can be travelled in both directions.

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all notes on protected areas

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'718'131E 1'134'710N
DD
46.353382, 8.973436
DMS
46°21'12.2"N 8°58'24.4"E
UTM
32T 497956 5133312
w3w 
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Status
closed
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
63.3 km
Duration
4:20 h
Ascent
200 m
Descent
252 m
Highest point
312 m
Lowest point
197 m
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