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".

Journey Details

Duration 4 hours
Difficulty medium
Distance 7.9 Kilometres

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.

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

Route open all year.

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

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

Address

PostBus Ltd
Sales office
Via Serafino Balestra 4
6900 Lugano
Switzerland