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Bellinzona, Castelgrande  - photo: S. Beretta

Bellinzona, Castelgrande - photo: S. Beretta

Path beside the River Ticino

Path beside the River Ticino

Tour description

An easy tour which follows the rivers Ticino and Moesa.

From Arbedo we climb to Gnosca following the River Ticino. After a short climb we cross the river at Claro and descend to Castione along the left bank of the river. Here where the River Moesa flows into the Ticino, the tour takes us into the Mesolcina Valley. At Roveredo we cross the Moesa and follow the left bank of the river on an attractive woodland path back to the starting point.


Churches: Collegiata, S Biagio, Maria delle Grazie
Castles: Castelgrande, Montbello, a Sasso Corbaro (UNESCO world heritage site)
Museum of Modern Art «Viia dei Cedri»
Town Hall

Parish Church of Saints Rocco and Sebastiano
Romanesque Church of Saints Carpoforo and Maurizio

Parish Church of San Pietro Martire
Ruins of the restored Romanesque Church of St John the Baptist (XIII)

Parish Church of Saints Nazario and Celso
Parish Church of Saints Rocco and Sebastiano
Church with cemetery S Lorenzo
Monastery of St Maria

Parish Church SS Gottardo and Nicolao
Casa Muggiasca with decorations from XIVIII

Parish Church of S Manete
Church of S Maria della Salute
Casa Gemetti (XVI
Cable car Lumino-Monti Savorù (1215m)

San Vittore
Chapel carolingia of S Lucio (XII –XIII)
Palazzo Viscardi (from 1548)
Moesano Museum
mediaeval towers

Parish Church of S Giulio (XIII)
Chapel of S Maria in Platan (XIV)
Mediaeval centre of Rugno
Palazzo Comacio
Casa Gabriele de Gabriele
Church Madonna del Ponte Chiuso or of S Anna (XVI)
Towers of Boggiano (XV)

Church of S Paolo, known as the Red Church.


Variante A: The route can be shortened by crossing the Loesa at Castione.
Variante B: The route can be shortened by crossing the Loesa at Lumino.
Variante C: The route can be shortened by crossing the Loesa at San Vittore.


Period advised: january - december

Please Note that in autumn and winter woodland paths can be covered with large quantities of vegetation!

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Places along the route: Molinazzo - Gnosca - Claro - Ca d’Ossola - Fiume Ticino - Lumino - San Vittore - Roveredo - Arbedo - Molinazzo


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Tour history (B00976)

First published: Donnerstag, 22. Februar 2007

Last updated: Dienstag, 2. Juni 2015

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

Tour characteristics

Distance: 31.2 km | Time requirement: 2 h
Ascent: 255 m | Descent: 255 m
Highest point: 390 m.a.s.l.

Difficulty No singletrails

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See also

Bellinzonese e Alto Ticino
Sede Bellinzonese
Palazzo Civico
CH-6500 Bellinzona
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