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Lugano to the Ceresio Peninsular Loop

A challenging ride with fabulous views of Lugano, Lake Lugano and the surrounding mountains.

Mountain Biking Severe

26 km
917 m
920 m
2-3 hrs
Low Point
274 m
High Point
803 m
Lugano to the Ceresio Peninsular Loop Map

Beginning at the Lugano train station head out to the south-western promontory of Ceresio, a densely forested peninsula which is alive with hikers and mountain bikers throughout the summer months.


The trail climbs steeply through the forest, switching between asphalt and narrow singletrack, occasionally jumping onto hiking paths too. There may be too much asphalt for some mountain biker’s liking, but this route still doesn’t fail to deliver knockout views and technical challenge, not to mention the well-positioned Alpe Vicania right at the top, a welcome stop before the epic descent back down to Lugano!

Sources https://www.outdooractive.com/en/route/mountain-biking/switzerland/rundtour-von-lugano-ueber-die-halbinsel-ceresio/1383124/



Widely variable, narrow trail tread with steeper grades and unavoidable obstacles of 15in/38cm tall or less. Obstacles may include unavoidable bridges 24in/61cm wide or less, large rocks, gravel, difficult root sections, and more. Ideal for advanced-level riders.

Low Exposure

1 out of 4

The path is on completely flat land and potential injury is limited to falling over.


1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

between May and October


  • Flow
  • Technical
  • Picturesque
  • Singletrack
  • In the forest
  • Road sections