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Tour description

The cheese trail is an itinerary which starts on top of the Lukmanier Pass. While its name hints at the presence of a large or sacred forest (lucus), the wide open clearings of today beg the question: where are the trees? The answer is that around the year 1000AD, the forest was cut down to create pasture, where the alpages were then established. The path itself, which fortunately is not particularly challenging physically, reaches, in succession, the Croce, Pertusio (a panoramic viewpoint), Casaccia, Gana, Campo Solario and Stabbio Nuovo alpages. You can then take a little time to explore the Selvasecca forest of Swiss pines, the largest Swiss pine forest south of the Alps, before arriving at the alpage of Pian Segno. Along the way, in addition to the traditional alpages of the region, you’ll be enchanted by the granite-roofed buildings, traditional fountains, the mobile miling wagons, the towering limestone hills which hide the source of the Brenno river, and the many dairies where there is a great choice of traditional produce. The excursion ends in Acquacalda, where you can return to the start point by bus. Here you find the Lukmanier Centro Pro Natura, a location which is renowned for the study and contemplation of alpine nature and the ideal place to enjoy a reinvigorating break. The pass itself is easily reached from Biasca by bus (Autolinee Bleniesi).


Option A: This variation offers the possibility, after crossing Campo Solario, of going down along the river to first reach Stabbio Vecchio and then Alpe Pian Segno, which is considered the most important alpage of the region.


Recommended period: june - september

Alpe Croce, Olivone, tel. 091 871 21 08
Alpe Pertusio, Olivone, tel. 079 239 08 48
Alpe Pian Segno, Olivone, tel. 091 872 25 10 (advisable to reserve a visit)

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Places along the route: Passo del Lucomagno - Alpe Croce - Alpe Pertusio - Alp Gana - Stabbio Vecchio - Pian Segno - Acquacalda


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Tour history (B00932)

First published: Mittwoch, 31. Januar 2007

Last updated: Mittwoch, 16. September 2015

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

Tour characteristics

Distance: 9.6 km | Time requirement: 3½ h
Ascent: 296 m | Descent: 463 m
Highest point: 1964 m.a.s.l.

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See also

Bellinzonese e Alto Ticino
Sede Valle di Blenio
Zona Lavorceno
CH-6718 Olivone
T +41 (0)91 872 14 87
F +41 (0)91 872 15 12