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Monte Tamaro - On the traces of Lugano Bike

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This circular route combines the final two stages of the beautiful, well-known Lugano Bike Nr. 66, enabling you to discover the region known as Malcantone. The final section across flat terrain makes it easy to get back to the starting point while enjoying the area’s particular geographical features.
difficult
Distance 81.4 km
8:55 h
1,567 m
2,617 m
1,884 m
251 m
Monte Tamaro is one of the region’s most popular spots, providing thrilling Alpine experiences just a stone’s throw from the city. Amongst the many good reasons for visiting, we should mention the great routes for MTB enthusiasts, starting directly from the cable car arrival point at Alpe Foppa (1532 m).

Take advantage of this panoramic ropeway to considerably reduce the climb!

The proposals cover circular routes starting and finishing at the Rivera cable car departure station. 

Author’s recommendation

You are free to interrupt/deviate from the route as you wish but bear are in mind that not all the public transports lines transport MTB throughout the day.
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Update: February 03, 2021
Difficulty
S2 difficult
Technique
Stamina
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Highest point
1,884 m
Lowest point
251 m
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Rest stops

Capanna Tamaro UTOE
Monte Tamaro
Arosio
Astano
Bergstation Alpe Foppa

Safety information

Note: the Arosio-Bedano path is not recommended as it is assessed as "double black", subject next year to renovation works, we recommend using the Arosio-Gravesano road.  

Tips and hints

For the longer routes we advise you to consider staying overnight in the various lodgings scattered across the area, some of which are equipped with ad hoc services for the lovers of the two wheels.

Start

Alpe Foppa (1,524 m)
Coordinates:
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2'712'469E 1'108'259N
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46.116451, 8.893528
DMS
46°06'59.2"N 8°53'36.7"E
UTM
32T 491772 5106991
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Destination

Rivera

Turn-by-turn directions

Unlike the official trails, our selection of routes does not feature one-way signage; this of course means that you will need to take great care when riding. In some sections you can find signage which may provide additional information and/or confirmation but bear in mind that it may be misleading.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Cableway Monte Tamaro

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'712'469E 1'108'259N
DD
46.116451, 8.893528
DMS
46°06'59.2"N 8°53'36.7"E
UTM
32T 491772 5106991
w3w 
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Difficulty
S2 difficult
Distance
81.4 km
Duration
8:55 h
Ascent
1,567 m
Descent
2,617 m
Highest point
1,884 m
Lowest point
251 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Botanical highlights Cableway ascent/descent Summit route

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