The “Monte Tamaro” mountain is located in the Lugano-Bellinzona-Locarno triangle. From Rivera, which is easily accessible by car and public transport, a convenient cableway whisks you up to Alpe Foppa at 1,530 metres above sea-level. With its big restaurant, and the Church of S. Maria degli Angeli (designed by architect Mario Botta), Alpe Foppa is also the starting point for walks with panoramic views as well as being home to an innovative play park for kids, a Alpine- Coaster bobs and a Zip Line.
The Adventure Park, meeting point with snack bar and the Bike Park are situated at the cableway’s middle station, wi-fi free.
Motorway A2, Rivera exit (200 metres from the cableway base station).
By rail: regional trains from Bellinzona and Lugano to the Rivera-Bironico station (300-metre walk from the railway station to the cableway base station).
How does it work?
After brief introductory training, visitors are secured to the cable with a harness and pulley for a thrilling 400-metre-plus downhill flight at over 60 km/h!!
An automatic braking system makes for safe and happy landings.
This fun ride is open to everybody except children under 9 and persons weighing over 110 kg. All you need is a little courage.
- Length: 440 m
- Height difference: 42 m
- Average gradient: 10%
- Diameter of steel cable: 14.5 mm
- Maximum speed: 60 km/h
- Suitable for families