Tibetan bridge Carasc

Hiking suspended in the air

The Tibetan bridge of Carasc, the only one of its kind in Ticino, connects the hilly region from Sementina to Monte Carasso. It is 270 metres long, suspended over a stream and reaches a maximum height of 130 metres. An excursion which guarantees unique emotions.

Since 2016, Sementina and Monte Carasso have been connected by a breathtaking Tibetan bridge. It can be reached from both Monte Carasso and Sementina. In this way, the circular hike allows you to make the most of public transport. 

Get off at the "Monte Carasso, Cunvent" stop and take the path that passes in front of the church of San Bernardo, where you should stop if only to discover the interior frescoes dating from the 14th and 15th centuries. A little later, still following an easy path, you will reach Curzùtt, an ancient testimony of the life of yesteryear, from where you get to the Tibetan bridge in about an hour and a half. If you suffer from vertigo, remember to take a deep breath, but don't worry: the bridge is safe to cross thanks to the larch floor, the protective wire mesh and the comfortable handrail. From the top you have a magnificent view of the Magadino plateau and Bellinzona. You then descend towards Sementina, passing, among other things, the Forts of Hunger, military defensive buildings, and the San Defendente plateau. From there, you continue to the PostBus stop "Sementina, Via Locarno".

Duration 4 hours
Level of difficulty intermediate
Distance 7.91 km 

Price

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Timetable information

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Bus stops «Monte Carasso, Cunvent» or «Sementina, Via Locarno»

Reservations

Groups of 10 persons or more: Reservation required at least two work days in advance (Monday–Friday before 15.00 h).

E-mail
prenotazioni@postbus.ch

Travel dates

Route open all year.

Bicycle transport

Bicycle transport fixtures available in/on the vehicle.
Further information on bicycle transport with PostBus is available in the Ticino Region section.

Wheelchair accessibility

Wheelchair access to the postbus guaranteed.

Contact details

PostBus Ltd
Sales office
Via Serafino Balestra 4
6900 Lugano

Phone
0840 852 852

E-mail
ticino@postbus.ch