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Panoramic view of Lake Maggiore

Lago Maggiore – based in one hotel

The Swiss Dolce Vita

6 Days / 5 Nights
Panoramic view of Lake Maggiore

Lake Maggiore offers cyclists a picturesque backdrop of crystal-clear water, embraced by majestic mountains and lush vegetation. The cycle stages lead along the waterfront promenades and through charming villages, ensuring enjoyment and relaxation are not neglected. The Mediterranean ambiance, historical sights and the beauty of the Maggia Valley make Ticino a paradise for pleasure cyclists. Embrace the vibrant spirit of Switzerland's southernmost canton!

Your overnight stay in Losone, situated not far from the lakeshore, beckons you to explore its charming bars, restaurants, and picturesque alleyways. The first leg of your cycling journey leads you to the beautiful city of Bellinzona, the capital of Ticino. Along the way, you'll traverse long stretches along the lakeshore and promenades, soaking in the serene views. The following day, a short ride brings you to Ascona, where you'll embark on a ferry journey to the enchanting Brissago Islands.

Embark on the third loop tour to explore the picturesque Maggia Valley, culminating in the charming town of Maggia itself. Along the way, you'll traverse Ponte Brolla, a renowned climbing area beloved by enthusiasts. The final excursion leads you to the neighboring Lago Lugano, where you can indulge in spritz, gelato, and soak in the magnificent views of the lake and the surrounding mountains, marking the perfect conclusion to your journey.

  • Listen to the roaring waters at Ponte Brolla: The waterfall nestled within the picturesque Maggia Valley is a hidden gem that mesmerizes with its invigorating ambiance. Follow the path alongside the river to discover the breathtaking cascades, offering a serene and refreshing experience amidst the natural beauty of the surroundings.
  • Linger in the botanical garden on the Brissago Islands: The Brissago Islands, nestled in Lake Maggiore, captivate with their Mediterranean allure and exotic flora. Explore the botanical garden boasting over 1,700 plant species. Why not indulge in a delightful picnic, relishing the stunning views of the lake as the backdrop?
  • Strolling along the lakeside promenade in Lugano: Mediterranean charm intertwines with impressive Alpine vistas - the sight from Lugano's lakeside promenade is truly magnificent. Take a leisurely stroll through the city center, where opulent boutiques stand alongside cozy cafes, inviting you to indulge in the city's vibrant ambiance. Don't miss the chance to explore the hidden gem of Castagnola Castle, adding a touch of history and intrigue to your adventure.

Our based-in-one-hotel tours are distinguished by the convenience of staying in a single accommodation while embarking on daily loop tours. The elegant Hotel Albergo provides fantastic opportunities for relaxation. The routes in the Lake Maggiore region are mostly gently undulating. Each day, you'll cover between 20 and 55 kilometers on diverse stages. The tour package includes various transfers and activities, as well as the Ticino Ticket for added convenience.

If you crave variety during your vacation, then a cycling tour in Switzerland is the perfect choice! From high mountain landscapes to sophisticated cities, traditional cultural monuments, and glistening lakes, Switzerland offers a diverse array of stunning scenery for you to explore on a tour with Eurobike.

itinerary at a glance

From your hotel on Lake Maggiore, you embark on new adventures every day. You'll discover the canton capital of Bellinzona, the Brissago Islands with the Botanical Garden, and the Maggia Valley with the waterfall at Ponte Brolla.

Arrival in Losone

Starting at the hotel direction 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 Ascona.

.Today’s discoveryleads to the 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 centre on small roads to the branchs 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 Ascona.

More than 50 kilometres 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.

By bicycle to Locarno. The train brings you to Melide. Lake Lugano can definitely compete with Locarno and Ascona. Italien Dolce Vita, colourful villages with the typical stone church towers and even palms can be discovered today! A wonderful trip completes your cycle holiday in this region.

Departure or extension

Route information


Most of the times you cycle on tarmac and sometimes on gravel roads. When going back from Luino you go on the public road most of the time. Nonetheless this road is very quiet during the day. In the city centres of Locarn or Ascona the cycle paths lead through pedestrian areas. It might be better to push your bicycle to get through. In every tour you have to deal with small uphills, but these should be no obstacles even for unexercised guests.   

Prices & Dates

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Prices per person in EUR

services & information

Further details about this tour


  • Accommodation in 4****-hotel Albergo Losone
  • Breakfast
  • Best developed route
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English, French)
  • Daily entrance to the spa incl. Hammam

  • 1 Train ticket Locarno – Melide incl.bike
  • 1 train ticket Lugano – Locarno incl.bike
  • 1 trip to the isles of Brissago
  • 1 entrance to the castles of Bellinzona
  • 1 Ticino ticket (on request at the hotel)
  • App for navigation and GPS-data
  • Service hotline

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Locarno train station
  • Zurich airport
  • Free parking at the hotel, no reservation possible

Things to note

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
  • This tour is a partner tour.

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