Ticino is where worlds meet. To the North lie the glacier-covered peaks of the Swiss Alps. To the South the mountains fade away and open up to the sunny Po Valley around Mailand. During the day bikers from all over the world are dashing down steep trails, chasing the flow through thick chestnut forests and over grassy slopes high above the beaches of the Lago Maggiore. In the evening they enjoy the local cuisine in the picturesque harbour of Ascona, sipping regional red wine and living the “dolce vita”. Due to its 2.300 hours of sunlight per year coupled with superb trails, Ascona-Locarno is the perfect destination when the rest of the Alps is still covered in snow. These handpicked tours promise you a perfect start into the mountain bike season.