Thanks to expert guides, the experiences organized by Monta in Bike offer the opportunity to really improve your technical skills in mountain biking whilst discovering the essence of the Ticino region, its striking beauty and fascinating history. Each experience is tailor-made: for riders approaching the paths for the first time the guide will suggest an itinerary made up of forest trails and simpler paths, while more experienced riders can tackle the more technical and demanding trails.

Capanna Monte Bar

Difficulty: easy

Duration from Lugano: 1h (climb) + 40' (downhill)

Route: Lugano - Canobbio - Tesserete - Bidogno - Somazzo - Alpe di Rompiago - Capanna Monte Bar

Possibility to have lunch in Capanna

Other points of interest: Alpe di Rompiago, Crocione

Variants:

  • Piandanazzo (facile)
  • Alpe Pietrarossa (medium difficulty)
  • Downhill through Motto della Croce - Gola di Lago (medium difficulty - exposed)
  • Downhill through Motto della Croce - Borisio - Screvia (medium difficulty)
  • Downhill Piandanazzo - Costa del Vallone (medium difficulty - exposed)
  • Downhill Torrettone - Signôra (difficult - exposed)
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Capanna Pairolo

Difficulty: easy

Duration from Lugano: 1h 10' (climb) + 50' (downhill)

Route: Lugano - Cadro - Sonvico - Rosone - Petrolzo - Pairolo

Possibility to have lunch in Capanna

Other points of interest: Certara, Cimadera, Madonna d'Arla

Variants:

  • Downhill through Cimadera (easy)
  • Downhill through Murio or Cioascio (medium difficulty)
  • Bocchetta di San Bernardo and Capanna San Lucio (medium difficulty)
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Capanna San Lucio

Difficulty: medium

Duration from Lugano: 1h 30' (climb) + 1h (downhill)

Route: Lugano - Canobbio - Tesserete - Maglio di Colla - Certara - San Lucio

Possibility to have lunch in Capanna

Other points of interest: Alpe Cottino

Variants:

  • Mount Gazzirola towards Monte Bar (medium difficulty - exposed)
  • Rifugio Gazzirola (medium difficulty - exposed)
  • Bocchetta di San Bernardo and downhill through Capanna Pairolo (medium difficulty)
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