Day 1: Arrival to Losone
Arrival at your leisure.
Day 2: Losone – Bellinzona – Losone (34 miles/55 km)
Starting at the hotel, heading toward Locarno along 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.
Day 3: Circle tour Ascona and Iles of Brissago (19 miles/25 km)
Today's discovery leads to the center 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 center on small roads to the branches 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.
Day 4: Maggia Valley (19 miles/30 km)
More than 50 kilometers 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.
Day 5: Excursion to Lugano (22 miles/35km)
By bicycle to Locarno. The train brings you to Melide. Lake Lugano can definitely compete with Locarno and Ascona. Italien Dolce Vita, colorful villages with the typical stone church towers and even palms can be discovered today! A wonderful trip completes your cycle holiday in this region.
Day 6: Departure