Via del Ceneri

The trail that connects Ticino

A beautiful hike that follows the historical route once travelled by wayfarers and pilgrims. An interesting trail of great cultural value with amazing landscapes through the beautiful woods of Monte Ceneri, and all the way down to Cadenazzo.

Situated at 554 m above sea level, Monte Ceneri physically divides the canton of Ticino’s north from its south, and today, as in the past, it serves as an essential transit route. A military parade ground developed over the years at the top of Mount Ceneri, and it is here that the Piazza Ticino was built, symbolising the converging point of Ticino’s three regions of Locarno, Bellinzona and Lugano. It’s at this central point of the canton that the project to restore the historic transit route began. It is easily reached via the new PostBus line that departs from Rivera and arrives at Monte Ceneri right at the “Rivera, Passo del Ceneri” stop. The Via del Ceneri trail winds along almost eight kilometres to Cadenazzo station. The route includes several historical and cultural points of interest with information panels that make the trip even more appealing. There are various points of interest, such as the Radio Museum, the sheepback rocks, and the beautiful chestnut woods near Robasacco, where you can also walk along the remarkable Via del Briganti. Restored structures such as the Precassino mill and press enhance the whole route.

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.

Timetable no. 62.455 Rivera – Monte Ceneri


Groups and groups with the Ticino Ticket: reservation required in writing with notice of at least two working days (Mon–Fri by 3 p.m.) e-mail:

Bicycle transport

Bicycle carrier systems available in/on the vehicle. More information can be found under Bicycle and PostBus.

Transport of bicycles possible to a limited extent
Reservation required (24h) 0840 852 852

Wheelchair accessibility

Wheelchair accessibility is not guaranteed in the Postbus.



PostBus Ltd
Sales office
Via Serafino Balestra 4
6900 Lugano

Route timetable

Route Direction Validity
455 Rivera-Bironico, Posta/FFS from 12/12/2021 to 12/10/2022