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Biasca, railway station

Biasca, railway station

Church San Pietro e Paolo, Biasca

Church San Pietro e Paolo, Biasca

Ruins of the castle of Serravalle, Semione

Ruins of the castle of Serravalle, Semione

Villa in Ludiano

Villa in Ludiano

Church San Pietro, Motto

Church San Pietro, Motto

Ponto Valentino

Ponto Valentino

Church San Vittore, Aquila

Church San Vittore, Aquila

Arrival in Olivone

Arrival in Olivone

Tour description

At Biasca half the delta is marked by construction work for the Alpine transit route. In the sunny Valle di Blenio the route climbs through centuries-old cultivated landscape, scented flower-filled meadows and terraced walls, with views of snowy summits.

Percorso Blenio - Lucomagno

Through the sunny Valle di Blenio, steeply up to the Passo del Lucomagno, one of Switzerland’s loveliest pass landscapes. Along the reservoir into Val Medel, alpine roses in the valley and thundering water in the Höllenschlucht (gorge), destination Disentis.

Start in Biasca, the main town in the Ambrosian valleys of Leventina, Riviera and Blenio. The lower slopes of the Tales des Brenno are spread with forests of chestnut trees, the chestnuts, once a «poor man’s fruit» are now often left lying on the ground. Emperor Barbarossa once stopped at the Burg Seravalle vor Ludiano (castle), the ruins evidence of its former might.

Terraced farming is practiced in the sun-soaked valley. Isolated high on an Alpine meadow stands one of the Ticino’s most impressive Romanesque buildings, the church of San Carlo di Negrentino with its fabulous frescoes. Butterflies wing uphill with you, the scenery changes, the pines in the quiet Alpine valley of Santa Maria have the tang of resin; the ring of cowbells accompanies us to the Passo di Lucomagno.

After the pass, the route travels alongside the reservoir lake into Val Medel, where fragrant Alpine roses, sun-kissed chalets and thundering water in the Höllenschlucht (gorge) accompany you to Disentis.

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Places along the route: Biasca - Loderio - Semione - Ludiano - Motto - Dongio - Prugiasco - Castro - Ponto Valentino - Aquila - Olivone


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Tour history (B01732)

First published: Montag, 22. Dezember 2008

Last updated: Dienstag, 6. September 2016

Tour published by: Presented by www.bellinzonese-altoticino.ch

Tour characteristics

Distance: 23 km | Time requirement: 2½ h
Ascent: 600 m | Descent: 600 m
Highest point: 890 m.a.s.l.

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See also

Bellinzonese e Alto Ticino
Sede Biasca e Riviera
Contrada Cavalier Pellanda 4
CH-6710 Biasca
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