5 miles
669 ft
-3,989 ft
Avg time

Carbon Trail Details

  • Riding area
    Vira Gambarogno
    Vira Gambarogno
  • AKA
    Alpe di Neggia
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical rating
  • Season
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on trail
    Drop, Jump, Rock Face, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking

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 Carbon Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -3,320 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,265 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,586 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,586 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,265 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    730 ft
  • Avg time
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on Sep 28, 2018
Avg: 4 (7 votes)

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Layers winter
Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to carbon-trail trailhead (46.110790, 8.846220)
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Carbon Trail Trail Reports

Sep 28, 2018 @ 5:53am
Sep 28, 2018
Trail closed due forestal work in the following period: Oct-Nov.2018 from 7am to 12.00 and 1pm to 5.30pm (excluding weekend and public holidays).
Sep 14, 2018 @ 2:37am
Sep 14, 2018
Trail in amazing conditions. Just be careful of a fallen tree in the last part, it's on the left side before a right airpin.
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.
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