Cycling in Switzerland: San Bernardino–Bellinzona

The San Bernardino pass is the starting point for an impressive descent of over 1,800 metres in altitude to Bellinzona in the warm Ticino region.

The San Bernardino pass is the starting point for an impressive descent of over 1,800 metres in altitude to Bellinzona in the warm Ticino region. The route firstly takes you through the Mesolcina valley, where you will hear Italian and feel the first hint of the South in the air. When you reach your destination, it is well worth visiting the old town of Bellinzona with its beautiful old town houses, churches and three castles (UNESCO World Heritage Sites). In former times, the imposing walls guarded the important trade routes.

How to get there

  • Take the train to Thusis
  • Postbus: Thusis – San Bernardino, Ospizio (90.541)
  • Cycling in Switzerland 6 Graubünden route (part of stage 6.06 and stage 6.07)
  • From the San Bernardino pass via the Mesolcina valley to Bellinzona
  • Kilometres: approx. 57 km
  • Altitude in metres: Uphill approx. 100 m/downhill approx. 2,000 m

Return journey

Take the train from Bellinzona

Additional information

Buy ticket

Buy your ticket from the SBB Shop or SBB Mobile app. You can also buy a ticket from the driver, at all ticket terminals, PostBus sales offices and at the counter of your nearest railway station.

Additional ticketing apps and online shops can be found in our overview.

Timetable / travel information

You will find the entire Swiss public transport timetable online here.

Important information about bicycle transportation

Increased capacity for the transportation of bicycles. There is no guarantee of transportation. Reservation is required for groups with 4 or more bicycles.

Contact details

Address

PostBus Ltd
East sector
7430 Thusis
Switzerland

Opening hours

Mondays through Fridays
8.00–12.00 h and 14.00–17.00 h