7 miles
743 ft
-4,614 ft
Avg time

Alpe di Neggia Details

  • Riding area
    Vira Gambarogno
    Vira Gambarogno
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  • Direction
    Downhill Only
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Follow a technical and adventurous trail in the beautiful Gambarogno region, which can thrill the most expert mountain bikers for more than eight months a year.

From Magadino-Vira SBB station, you proceed to Vira Gambarogno where the road takes you to l’Alpe di Neggia: a distance of about 12 km with an upward gradient of about 10%. Once you pass Monti di Fosano, you will find a less steep and straighter path. The enchanting view from Monti di Agra looks onto the summit of Monte Tamaro. After a last winding stretch up to the Alpe di Neggia (1,395 m/a/s/l), you will find a breath-taking panorama over Lake Maggiore.

The next 8 km will take you down 1,300 m to Vira on one of the most adventurous single trails in the entire region. The first part is very demanding technically and has many stones, pebbles and intertwined roots, which you will ride over. Some parts are quite exposed and you need to be careful crossing the fords. The ascent on the way to l’Alpe di Trecciura is also quite demanding.

You can speed up on the second part of the path for a long stretch from where you will see a stunning panorama of the Piano di Magadino. Right after Monti di Vira, the last part of the trail zigzags and starts getting harder again, before you turn onto an asphalt path going to Vira and the lake, where you can take a refreshing plunge in the summer.

As an alternative, you can put your bike on the bus which goes daily from Magadino-Vira SBB station to Alpe di Neggia in about 50 minutes.

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More Stats for Alpe di Neggia mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -3,870 ft
  • Altitude min
    648 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,575 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,574 ft
  • Altitude end
    704 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,558 ft
  • Avg time
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on Jun 30, 2018
Very Dry
Avg: 4 (4 votes)

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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
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  • Variable
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  • Very Dry
Directions to alpe-di-neggia trailhead (46.110626, 8.845388)
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Alpe di Neggia Trail Reports

Jun 30, 2018 @ 9:18am
Jun 30, 2018
Overall in very good condition, just a fallen tree in the last section of singletrack
Jun 2, 2018 @ 4:45am
Jun 2, 2018
Trail in good conditions. Some wet spots.
May 16, 2018 @ 12:31am
May 16, 2018
There is no more snow on top of the trail and it's ready to be ridden.
Apr 15, 2018 @ 2:51pm
Apr 15, 2018
The start of the trail is still covered in snow, easily half a meet at the top. Basically all above 1250m is not rideable yet. When coming up the...
Mar 27, 2018 @ 7:07am
Mar 27, 2018
am Start über 1m Schnee
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Jul 19, 2018 @ 12:39pm
Jul 19, 2018
Alpe di Neggia, My City
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Jul 19, 2018 @ 12:39pm
Jul 19, 2018
Alpe di Neggia, My City
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Jul 19, 2018 @ 12:39pm
Jul 19, 2018
Alpe di Neggia, My City

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