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Itinerary Blenio - Lucomagno

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Itinerary Blenio - Lucomagno

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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.

moderate
Distance 59.4 km
5:15 h
1,792 m
955 m
1,974 m
292 m

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.

Author’s recommendation

For cycling, follow the logo indicated on the red signposts: Percorso Blenio Lucomagno no. 36

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Update: September 15, 2023
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,974 m
Lowest point
292 m
Best time of year
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Rest stops

Hotel della Posta (Bike friendly)
Al Giardinetto (Bike friendly)
Grotto Canvett
B&B Il Calicanto (Bike Friendly)
B&B Villa Ricordo (Bike friendly)
Ristoro Sass Malt (Bike friendly)
Capanna Quarnei (Bike friendly)
Ristorante Rubino Megabello (Bike friendly)
Albergo Defanti (Bike friendly)
Osteria Anzonico (Bike friendly)
Ristorante La Pernice, (Bike Friendly)
Capanna Gorda (Bike friendly)
Casa Lucomagno (Bike Friendly)
Pensione Centrale, (Bike Friendly)
Pineta Saracino (Bike friendly)
Ristorante Casa Greina (Bike friendly)
Capanna Bovarina (Bike friendly)
Campa Alpine Lodge & SPA (Bike friendly)
Ostello Cappuccini Faido (Bike friendly)
Centro Pro Natura Lucomagno (Bike friendly)

Safety information

This itinerary is open to traffic, please respect the road safety rules.

Start

Biasca
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'718'149E 1'134'608N
DD
46.352455, 8.973644
DMS
46°21'08.8"N 8°58'25.1"E
UTM
32T 497972 5133209
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Destination

Disentis

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'718'149E 1'134'608N
DD
46.352455, 8.973644
DMS
46°21'08.8"N 8°58'25.1"E
UTM
32T 497972 5133209
w3w 
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
59.4 km
Duration
5:15 h
Ascent
1,792 m
Descent
955 m
Highest point
1,974 m
Lowest point
292 m
Public-transport-friendly Multi-stage route Refreshment stops available Linear route

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  • 2 Stages
Cycling · Bellinzona and Valleys
Blenio - Lucomagno: Biasca - Olivone
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 1 closed
Distance 24.9 km
Duration 2:10 h
Ascent 627 m
Descent 34 m

In the sunny Valle di Blenio the route climbs through centuries-old cultivated landscape, scented flower-filled meadows and terraced walls, with ...

from Isotta Bertinelli,   Bellinzona e Valli Turismo
Cycling · Bellinzona and Valleys
Blenio - Lucomagno: Olivone - Disentis
Difficulty Stage 2 closed
Distance 28.8 km
Duration 7:50 h
Ascent 662 m
Descent 47 m

On the traffic-free old road towards Passo del Lucomagno, from Mother Nature's parklands up to the rugged pass head, boundary between the Ticino ...

from Isotta Bertinelli,   Bellinzona e Valli Turismo
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