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Geoparco Gole della Breggia

Geoparco Gole della Breggia

Balerna

Balerna

Castel San Pietro

Castel San Pietro

Chiesa Rossa

Chiesa Rossa

Morbio Inferiore

Morbio Inferiore

Sagno

Sagno

Tour description

The «Sentiero Smeraldo» (Emerald Trail) is a project of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) realised in co-operation with the office of tourism as part of Switzerland’s «Emerald Network». Its goal is to publicise and raise awareness about the Emerald species and habitats of Mendrisiotto – one of three places in the canton of Ticino richest in these rare and endangered species and habitats.

This relatively short stretch features the «Parco delle Gole della Breggia», the first «geo park» in Switzerland. You’ll definitely want to stroll around in this park and see some of the special facets of nature that it offers. Start in Balerna and head in the direction of the stream. In no time at all you will have found the park. At Castel S. Pietro head for the hills and walk along unpaved paths and forest trails to the peak of S. Martino. There we recommend you visit the oratory. Sagno, your destination for the day, will surprise you with its old-time, traditional Ticino village character.


Note(s)

Guided tours on request


Further stages

Next stage: Sentiero Smeraldo Sagno - Cabbio
Stage before: Sentiero Smeraldo Stabio - Balerna


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Places along the route: Balerna - Caslaccio - Castel S.Pietro - Lecco - Morbio Superiore - S.Martino - Breccio - Sagno


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Tour history (B00771)

First published: Samstag, 26. April 2008

Last updated: Montag, 2. Februar 2015

Tour published by: Presented by www.mendrisiottoturismo.ch

Tour characteristics

Distance: 7.3 km | Time requirement: 2¾ h
Ascent: 545 m | Descent: 158 m
Highest point: 740 m.a.s.l.

Printing, information

See also

Mendrisiotto Turismo
Via Lavizzari 2
CH-6850 Mendrisio
Tel: +41 91 641 30 50
Fax: +41 91 641 30 59
E-Mail: info@mendrisiottoturismo.ch
Internet: www.mendrisiottoturismo.ch