Arrival to Losone
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 Losone.
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 Losone.
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.
Departure or extension
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.
- Accommodation in Albergo Losone
- Breakfast buffet
- Daily entrance to the spa incl. Hammam
- Well elaborated route
- Detail travel documents 1x per room (DE, EN with route maps, route description, local attractions, important telephone numbers)
- Train journeys Locarno – Melide incl. your bike
- Train journeys Lugano - Locarno incl. your bike
- Fairy to the isles of Brissago on the 3rd day
- Service hotline
- Arrival and departure
- costs for parking
- city tax
- optional sightseeings
- city maps
- Travel Insurance
- costs of the private requirements
Arrival / Parking / Departure
The hotel offers parking slots free of charge, reservation not possible/necessary.
Distance from railway station: 15 minutes by public bus.
Category A: Premium rooms
Category B: Classic rooms
You will stay in a house with a long history. Over decades this house has developed from a simple hostel to one of the most welcoming hotels in Switzerland. Today the old manor is going to charm you with its athentic interior and spacious rooms. You can relax under palm trees at the hotel pool or at the sandy beach, go for a swim in the nearby river Maggia, use the wellness area with hammam or try your luck on the hotels own golf course.