Starting at the lake promenade you cycle to the flat Magadino area and go past small forests and big farming areas until you reach the city walls of Ticinos capital: Bellinzona. In this town you find many old castles, hidden places and the old city wall. After a short break you go past romantic towns back to Ascona.
Today’s program is a discovery tourto the city of Ascona. First you go past small lidos to the city centre and the lake promenade of Ascona. From here you will take a ferry to the Islands of Brissago (incl.). Then the route leads you from the on small roads to the branchs of the valley Centovalli. Here you have to face one short uphill before visiting sleepy villages. The route then brings you on an easy path back to Ascona.
More than 50 kilometres the river Maggia runs through the alps before finally flowing into the Lago Maggiore. You go past the waterfall at Monte Brolla until you reach the lovely town Maggia. There you have time for a short break and to visit the chapel Santa Maria with its wonderful frescos.
Today you cycle to Locarno. From there a short train trip (incl.) will take you to the small town of Melide. The surroundings of Lake Lugano will impress you with its beautiful scenary, colorful villages and even palm trees will spoil your eyes.
Most of the times you cycle on tarmac and sometimes on gravel roads. When going back from Luino you go on the public road most of the time. Nonetheless this road is very quiet during the day. In the city centres of Locarn or Ascona the cycle paths lead through pedestrian areas. It might be better to push your bicycle to get through. In every tour you have to deal with small uphills, but these should be no obstacles even for unexercised guests. Generally speaking the trips are very easy.
- 5 overnights in Hotel Albergo Losone
- Well elaborated route
- Detailed travel documents
- Daily entrance into the wellness area incl. hammam
- Train - tickets Locarno - Melide and Lugano - Ascona
- Excursion Brissago islands
- rental bike insurance
- GPS-files available
- Service hotline
Arrival / Parking / Departure
The hotel offers parking slots free of charge, reservation not possible/necessary.
Distance from railway station: 15 minutes by public bus.