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Valle Morobbia Bike

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A route that takes you through the characteristic Morobbia Valley, following the path taken by the historic cycle race Giubiasco-Carena. The view of the Magadino Plain is magnificent, and on the descent you can enjoy a splendid panorama of the three UNESCO Castles of Bellinzona. 
moderate
Distance 20.2 km
3:30 h
817 m
810 m
1,008 m
230 m

The starting point is Giubiasco, the most southerly quarter of the municipality of Bellinzona overlooking the Magadino Plain. From Giubiasco railway station, you’ll reach Piazza Grande, one of the largest squares in the canton and the crown jewel of the city of Bellinzona with its magnificent carpet of green dotted with a dozen sculptures by contemporary artists. From here, the cantonal road climbs into Morobbia Valley, crossed by the river of the same name, up to the San Jorio pass.

Cycling among the hills with their vineyards, the view extends out to the mountains and the Magadino Plain all the way to Lake Maggiore. In Carena, you’ll leave the tarmacked road to turn into a single trail towards the Paudo mountains, through a beautiful chestnut wood. You’ll have to push your mountain bike a few times in this section. Later, between the mountains of Paudo and the mountains of Ravecchia, you’ll continue along another tarmacked section of the route. 

Then the descent towards Bellinzona starts. During the descent, you can admire the three medieval Castles of Bellinzona from close range, which have been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000. A steep mule track zigzags down towards the Castello di Sasso Corbaro, perched on a rocky outcrop, passing by the Castello di Montebello to arrive at the railway station in Bellinzona. The path is in very good condition, but you will need to pay particular attention if wet. 

Author’s recommendation

For mountain biking, follow the logo indicated on the red signposts: Valle Morobbia Bike - 392
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Update: July 11, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
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Landscape
Highest point
1,008 m
Lowest point
230 m
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Rest stops

Hotel Bellinzona Sud (Bike friendly)
Hotel La Perla (Bike friendly)
Hotel La Tureta (Bike friendly)
Capanna Cremorasco (Bike friendly)
Ostello Montebello (Bike friendly)
Camping Bellinzona (Bike friendly)
Hotel Unione (Bike friendly)
Villa del Gusto (Bike friendly)
Marchè Bellinzona Sud (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.

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Start

Giubiasco (230 m)
Coordinates:
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2'720'913E 1'114'823N
DD
46.174023, 9.004416
DMS
46°10'26.5"N 9°00'15.9"E
UTM
32T 500340 5113383
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Destination

Bellinzona

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Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'720'913E 1'114'823N
DD
46.174023, 9.004416
DMS
46°10'26.5"N 9°00'15.9"E
UTM
32T 500340 5113383
w3w 
///pushing.historic.spare
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Daniel Biner
August 27, 2021 · Community
When did you do this route? August 27, 2021
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
20.2 km
Duration
3:30 h
Ascent
817 m
Descent
810 m
Highest point
1,008 m
Lowest point
230 m
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