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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/