Lake Maggiore and Southern Switzerland by Bike

  • 6 days, 5 nights, 4 stages
  • Level 1/3 - Available from April to October
  • Circular route in Losone (Switzerland)
  • South of Switzerland Stay
  • 6 days, 5 nights, 4 stages
  • Level 1/3 - Available from April to October
  • Circular route in Losone (Switzerland)
  • Stay in Switzerland
  • Touring or Hybrid bikeThe route is almost entirely on a greenway (gravel track).
  • Self-guided. Travel at your own pace and at your own rhythm. We will give you everything you need to pedal from one lodging to the next with ease.

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Details of the Lake Maggiore by bike trip

Easy level trip through the south of Switzerland by bike. This is a gentle cycling trip to discover on the one hand the fantastic Lake Maggiore, with its palm trees and blue waters and the Ticino area with its wild landscape.

A good combination to get to know a beautiful area of the country in addition to other visits and excursions such as the medieval city of Bellinzona or the longest valley in Switzerland.

In short, a good option for those who want to travel in a different way through Switzerland in an easy and pleasant trip.

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Day 1: Arrival at Losone

Relaxing day to visit the city the day before starting to cycle.

Day 2: Losone – Bellinzona – Losone 55 km

The first stage will be a beautiful circular route along the lake in the Magadino area. We will go in the direction of Locarno through small forests and agricultural areas until we reach the walled city of Bellinzona.

The city is full of castles, squares and ancient walls where we can rest and have a drink. We will then return to Losone through idyllic villages that lie along the lake.

Day 3: Circular route through Ascona and excursion to the island of Brissago 25 km

The second day will be a complete stage where we will discover Ascona and its small picturesque roads up to the Centovalli Valley. We can go by boat to the island of Brissago and visit the botanical garden.

We will pass through quiet villages before returning to Losone by an easy and pleasant little road.

Day 4: Visit to the Maggia valley 30 km

Today we will visit the Maggia River, which runs for more than 50 km through the Alps before flowing into Lake Maggiore. It is worth visiting the waterfall of Monte Brolla before reaching the beautiful town of Maggia.

Day 5: Excursion to Lugano 35 km

The last stage of the trip is also special. We will arrive by train to Melide to visit Lake Lugano full of beauty and character with a climate similar to the Mediterranean where there are good temperatures throughout the year.

The villages around the lake are a cluster of medieval churches, art galleries, museums, parks and gardens full of history.

Day 6: End of the trip

Price includes:

  • 5 nights accommodation with breakfast
  • Train from Locarno to Melide and Lugano (bikes included).
  • Tracks in digital format and GPS
  • Complete documentation of the trip (available in English and German).
  • Emergency phone assistance in case of emergency (English / German)
  • Excursion to the island of Brissago (day 3)
  • Daily entrance to the Hammam at the hotel
  • Entrance to Bellinzona Castle.


Optional services not included:

  • Rental of traditional or electric bicycles (please consult)
  • Transfers not indicated (please consult)
  • Lunches and dinners (please consult)
  • Extra nights in hotel (please consult)
  • Travel insurance or cancellation
  • Tourist taxes of the country

What is it like to do the Lake Maggiore by bike trip

  • Lake Maggiore and the Ticino area
  • Medieval town of Bellinzona
  • Island of Brissago
  • Maggia Valley and Lugano excursion

On this trip, you will stay at the 4 * Albergo Losone hotel, a house with a long history.

I am only one person, can I still book?

Yes, you can book as a single traveler.

Is it possible to rent a bike?

Yes, this trip can be done with either your bike or ours. You can choose it during the booking process, hybrid or electric mountain bikes are available.

Is the daily luggage transfer between accommodations included?

Yes, every day we will take your luggage to the next hotel. You only have to leave it at the reception desk, and we will take care of everything. Normally it will already be at the hotel when you arrive.

Is it possible to cancel?

We want to be as flexible as possible. Therefore, in case of unforeseen circumstances, we will do our best to change the dates of the trip free of charge so that you can travel within the same year, as long as you let us know at least 3 weeks in advance.

And if your plans change and you want to cancel the trip before the start date, the following handling fees will apply:

– with more than 30 days, the management fees will be 20% of the amount of the trip.

– between 30 and 15 days, the handling fee will be 50% of the amount of the trip.

– with less than 14 days, the amount to be paid will be 100% of the amount of the trip.

In order to have more flexibility, we recommend taking out travel, assistance, CR and cancellation insurance. Check with us the conditions. Please note that the price of the insurance is not refunded once contracted in case of cancellation or modification.

Are there roads?

Practically the entire trip is on Vias Verdes, tracks or asphalt roads. If you make the stage to Valencia, there are a few kilometers of link that are made by road where you should drive with caution.

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