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Mountain biking

Photo: Kurt Schorrer

Mountain bikers tend to be nature lovers and enjoy riding alone or as part of a group. The sport demands considerable technical and physical prowess, ranging as it does from one-hour cross-country races to ten-hour long-distance events. For young people especially, it is an excellent introduction to other cycling disciplines.
Source: Gioventù+Sport


CST has around fifty mountain bikes in different sizes and a 100-metre-long pump track. This offers a unique experience and promotes a wide range of motor skills from balance to fine motor coordination. Riders can accelerate by 'pumping' energy to the wheels and constantly shifting their body weight.
The terrain is ideal for shorter or longer excursions around Locarno, the Verzasca Valley, the Maggia Valley, the Magadino plain and the Cardada region. Maps detailing various routes are available from reception. 

Pump track (photo: Ralph Heksch)


The CST provides 160 sports facilities, including three triple gymnasia, a double gymnasium for artistic gymnastics, four multi-purpose halls, eight full-size football pitches, an open-air athletics complex and an indoor athletics complex, a 50m swimming pool and a diving pool, four fitness and weight-lifting rooms and a water sports centre.

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National Youth Sports Centre Via Brere
CH-6598 Tenero
+41 58 468 61 11
+41 58 468 61 02



Daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Office hours may be limited at weekends from November to February.

National Youth Sports Centre

Via Brere
CH-6598 Tenero