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Lago Maggiore 6-day Self-guided Cycling Tour Level 1
The waters of Lago Maggiore are sparkling in the sun. Couples roam down the Piazza Grande and palm trees grow on the lake promenade: when staying in Ticino, you could easily forget that you are still in Switzerland. When going on this tour you discover one of the longest swiss valleys and visit Ticinos capital, the medieval city Bellinzona. You get to know many sides of the southernmost Swiss canton: close to the Lago Maggiore the landscape is charming and tender, in the Maggia Valley Ticino is wild and defiant. But no matter how you discover this region: Ticino and its Lago Maggiore will put a spell on you!
The tours lead on tarmac and sometimes on gravel roads.. In the city centres of Locarno or Ascona the cycle paths lead through pedestrian areas. Pushing the bicycle might be necessary here. Every day you have to deal with small uphills, but these should be no obstacles even for unexercised guests. An easy tour, even for beginners.
If you would like to rent a bike (115 CHF) or e-bike (235 CHF) please contact our office when booking: [email protected]
Slow Tours offers a number of other Cycling Tours in Europe
Arrival to Losone.
Losone – Bellinzona – Losone, approx. 55km
Starting at the hotel head in the direction of Locarno along the lake promenade 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.
Circle tour Ascona, excursion to the iles of Brissago, approx. 25km
Today’s discovery leads to the the centre of Ascona. You can leave your bicycle there and take the ship to the iles of Brissago. The Botanical Gardens house around 1,700 plant species. Back in Ascona the route leads you from the hectic city centre 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.
Into the Maggia Valley approx. 30km
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.
Excursion to Lugano approx. 35km
By bicycle to Locarno. The train brings you to Melide. Lake Lugano can definitely compete with Locarno and Ascona. Italien Dolce Vita, colourful villages with the typical stone church towers and even palms can be discovered today! A wonderful trip completes your cycle holiday in this region.
Departure or extra nights.
Tours marked with are special prices.
|Start||End||Max. No. Guests||Accommodation||Price p.p.|
|Jun 19 2022||Jun 24 2022||10||Single rooms||1,264€|
|Jun 26 2022||Jul 01 2022||10||Single rooms||1,264€|
|Aug 21 2022||Aug 26 2022||10||Single rooms||1,264€|
|Aug 28 2022||Sep 02 2022||10||Single rooms||1,264€|
|Sep 04 2022||Sep 09 2022||10||Single rooms||1,264€|
|Sep 11 2022||Sep 16 2022||10||Single rooms||1,264€|
|Sep 18 2022||Sep 23 2022||10||Single rooms||1,264€|
|Sep 25 2022||Sep 30 2022||10||Single rooms||1,264€|
|Oct 02 2022||Oct 07 2022||10||Single rooms||1,264€|
|Oct 09 2022||Oct 14 2022||10||Single rooms||1,264€|
|Oct 16 2022||Oct 21 2022||10||Single rooms||1,264€|
If you prefer to drive yourself but would like to follow our itineraries and hotel choices we can help you with a brand new Renault vehicle - minimum 21 days - and have your itineraries and hotels ready for you.
Please email [email protected] for your choice of vehicle and pick-up and drop-off points in European countries.