For cyclists, Ticino is the ultimate destination. Away from the madness of the Alps, its relative obscurity renders it quiet enough to ride undisturbed yet busy enough to feel alive. Once a vision, now a reality – the Bike-Hotel Serpiano is ready to take the cycling world by storm. Hand-drawn maps highlight the best routes, tricky sections and local knowledge paramount to any visiting riders’ enjoyment. Discounted and unlimited passes for the handy cable car are available and bikers are treated to prime spots on the terrace as well as a Chill Out zone to rest their weary legs.