2022
Cycling vacation at Lago Maggiore

Cycling vacation at Lake Maggiore

Mediterranean flair in Ticino

  Day trips from Losone near Ascona

  • Lugano, Bellinzona, Luino, Maggia Valley
  • Many services included!
  • Daily routes ●●○○○
  • Altitude profil ●●○○○

days
6

km / day avg.
35

Doesn't Ticino already sound like a holiday, like southern sun and joie de vivre? Then pack your bags and set off for a cycling vacation at Lake Maggiore. Losone near Ascona is the starting point for your cycling tours. Also get to know nearby Locarno, the warmest city in Switzerland. Above the town lies the Sanctuary Madonna del Sasso, one of the cultural highlights of the region and offering a wonderful view over Lake Maggiore, the Long Lake. Bellinzona and Luino are other beautiful towns that you will get to know during your cycling vacation at Lake Maggiore. But the tours will also take you deep into the Maggia Valley and the Centovalli.

Itinerary

  • Booking Code
    OE-CHL5
  • Start / Destination
    Losone near Ascona
  • Duration
    6 days / 5 nights
  • Length
    approx. 130 km
    Daily routes ●●○○○
    between 25 and 55 km, Ø 35 km
    Altitude profile ●●○○○
Map of Cycling vacation at Lago Maggiore

Day 1: Individual arrival in Losone near Ascona

Ascona lies on the northern shore of Lake Maggiore and borders on Locarno. It nestles at the mouth of the Maggia into Lake Maggiore and is an ideal starting point for various cycling tours. The mild climate allows palm and lemon trees to flourish, so that the town welcomes you with a southern ambience. The Cimetta and Caddada mountains offer a great overview and are easy to climb by funicular, gondola or chairlift.

Day 2: Excursion to Bellinzona, approx. 55 km

Today you start the first stage of your cycling vacation at Lake Maggiore. Along the shores of Lake Maggiore you cycle eastwards to the Magadino plain. The former marshland is now used for rice cultivation. The route continues through forests and fields against an impressive mountain backdrop. Your destination is Bellinzona, the capital of the canton of Ticino. People settled here as long as 4000 years ago. The medieval city walls and several castles are World Heritage Sites. The way back leads through typical Ticino villages.

Day 3: Excursion to the Brissago Islands, bike tour to the Centovalli, approx. 25 km + boat trip

Leave your bike behind today and sail to the Brissago Islands. Thanks to the many hours of sunshine, over 1700 fascinating plant species thrive here in an extensive botanical garden. Back on the mainland, get on your bike and ride into the breathtaking Centovalli, the valley of 100 valleys. The Melezza torrent meanders between the many peaks to the great Maggia.

Day 4: Excursion to the Maggia Valley, approx. 30 km

Today you follow the river Maggia northwards. The Maggia makes its way through the Alps for a total of more than 50 kilometres until it flows into Lake Maggiore. In the incomparable river valley, you can always take a break in one of the typical grotti. These rustic restaurants, typical of the region, enchant with local delicacies under the open sky. The destination of the day is the small town of Maggia.

Day 5: Excursion to Lugano, approx. 25 km + train rides

First you cycle the short distance to Locarno. From there, the train takes you comfortably through the Alps to Melide, located on Lake Lugano. Lake Lugano is in no way inferior to Lake Maggiore: Tall palm trees grow on the shore, typically Mediterranean-coloured villages gather around stone church towers and the Italian dolce vita is also cultivated here. You cycle the short distance to Lugano in a relaxed manner before returning to Locarno by train and cycling from there to Losone.

Day 6: Individual departure or extension of stay

After breakfast, your cycling vacation at Lake Maggiore ends with your individual return journey home.

Dates / prices / services

Season times and prices 2022

Arrival on Sundays from 03.04.2022 to 26.06.2022 and from 21.08.2022 to 16.10.2022

Bookable dates are shown in the booking form. The season is dictated by the arrival date.

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Season A
03.04. - 26.06.
21.08. - 16.10.
from799 €

All prices per person in a double room

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Services

  • 5 nights incl. breakfast, 4*-Hotel Albergo Losone
  • Entrance to the spa area incl. Hammam
  • Train ride Locarno – Melide incl. bike
  • Train ride Lugano – Locarno incl. bike
  • Excursion to the Brissago Islands
  • Entrence castles of Bellinzona
  • GPS tracks available on request
  • Cycle route description with maps (1 x per room)
  • 7 day Service Hotline
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Not inlcuded is the city or visitor's tax (if payable).

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Accommodation

Your Hotel Albergo Losone  is an old, venerable manor house and has been developed into one of the most stylish hotels in Switzerland in recent years. Whether you relax under palm trees by the hotel pool, use the wellness area with hammam or swing a club on the hotel's own golf course – you will want for nothing at this 4* star hotel.

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Child reduction on basic price

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From 0 to 5 years

-100%

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From 6 to 11 years

-50%

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From 12 to 14 years

-25%

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From 15 to 17 years

-10%

Applies for accommodation in rooms with 2 full-paying guests.

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Additional Services

Additional bookable services

Additional fee single room

405 €

All prices are per person

Additional nights

Room
Breakfast
Price
Losone
 DBL

159 €

 SGL

249 €

All prices are per person

Rental Bikes

Types of rental bikes

  • 27-gear unisex bike, derailleur gears with free-wheel
  • Electric bike
Fittings

Pannier, handlebar bag, milometer, bike lock, pump, repair kit

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Rental Bikes

Rental Bike
Rental Bike
109 €
E-Bike
E-Bike
225 €
Rental Bikes

27-gear Rental Bike

109 €

E-bike

225 €

Brief Information

  • Booking Code
    OE-CHL5
  • Start / Destination
    Losone near Ascona
  • Duration
    6 days / 5 nights
  • Length
    approx. 130 km
    Daily routes ●●○○○
    between 25 and 55 km, Ø 35 km
    Altitude profile ●●○○○
  • Route condition
    Mostly on secondary roads. These are mainly asphalted. Some stretches on gravel roads.
  • Parking information
    Free parking available at the hotel.
    No reservation possible through Radweg-Reisen.
  • Tour operated by
    Local cooperation partner
  • Mobility note
    This holiday is suitable to only a limited extent for people with restricted mobility.
    Please contact us if you have individual requirements.
Map of Cycling vacation at Lago Maggiore

days
6

km / day avg.
35