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Acquacalda
Alpine Passes Trail
Alpine Passes Trail
Stage 12, Acquacalda–Airolo
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Alpine Passes Trail
Alpine Passes Trail
Stage 11, Olivone–Acquacalda
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Acquacalda
Percorso Blenio–Lucomagno
Percorso Blenio–Lucomagno
Stage 2, Olivone (Camperio)–Disentis
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Acquacalda
Gottardo Bike
Blenio
Acquacalda

Acquacalda

On the southern side of the Passo del Lucomagno – 5 km below the summit – is the small village of Acquacalda in the Valle di Blenio with the Centro Pro Natura Lucomagno which offers excursions into this nature conservation area of national significance.
The Lucomagno pass road runs from the Valle di Blenio to Disentis/Sedrun in the Graubunden Vorderrheintal and is open year-round. The Valle di Blenio has several pass traversals; the Passo Sole, Passo del Greina and Pass Diesrut and is one of the earliest known trans-Alpine routes. The Lucomagno (in German: Lukmanier) is a nature conservation area on account of its diverse and rich geological and botanical features. Acquacalda is the central starting point of many hiking trails to various bio topical landscapes with idyllic mountain lakes and ponds, soft marshland, mountain streams, impressive karst formations (dolomite rock and dolines or sinkholes) and a wealth of Alpine flora and fauna.

Living in accord with nature in majestic Alpine surroundings is the main theme of the Centro Pro Natura Lucomagno Acquacalda holiday centre, which was awarded the Swiss Solar Prize in 1994 and the accolade of «Ecological Hotel of the Year» in 1995. The Centro Ecologico at 1750 metres altitude is the ideal place to take courses on the relationship between man and nature or discover the many trails in this expansive hiking area. The small mountain hotel and restaurant beneath the pass summit has 40 beds, a state-of-the-art renewable energy system, an Alpine garden with almost 200 different plant species including 16 Alpine orchid species and a small camping site on the banks of a stream. The centre's aim is to promote a harmonious relationship between man and nature.

500 kilometres of hiking trails and several mountain biking trails criss-cross the Valle di Blenio. Several numbered and sign-posted theme paths offering a wealth of information on the Lucomagno area's biodiversity start at the ecological centre. In winter, the area is ideal for ski touring and snowshoe trekking.

Highlights

  • Lucomagno Region – the landscape around the pass traversal with its wealth of flora belongs to the Swiss Inventory of Landscapes of National Importance.
  • Centro Pro Natura Lucomagno in Acquacalda – this foundation offers excursions and courses on the subject of the relationship between nature and man.
  • Sentieri naturalistici del Lucomagno – the Lucomagno nature study paths lead from Acquacalda to places of interest and natural beauty in the area.
  • Museo di Blenio – museum showcasing the culture and customs of the Valle di Blenio in an early 16th century palazzo at Lottigna.
On the southern side of the Passo del Lucomagno – 5 km below the summit – is the small village of Acquacalda in the Valle di Blenio with the Centro Pro Natura Lucomagno which offers excursions into this nature conservation area of national significance.
The Lucomagno pass road runs from the Valle di Blenio to Disentis/Sedrun in the Graubunden Vorderrheintal and is open year-round. The Valle di Blenio has several pass traversals; the Passo Sole, Passo del Greina and Pass Diesrut and is one of the earliest known trans-Alpine routes. The Lucomagno (in German: Lukmanier) is a nature conservation area on account of its diverse and rich geological and botanical features. Acquacalda is the central starting point of many hiking trails to various bio topical landscapes with idyllic mountain lakes and ponds, soft marshland, mountain streams, impressive karst formations (dolomite rock and dolines or sinkholes) and a wealth of Alpine flora and fauna.

Living in accord with nature in majestic Alpine surroundings is the main theme of the Centro Pro Natura Lucomagno Acquacalda holiday centre, which was awarded the Swiss Solar Prize in 1994 and the accolade of «Ecological Hotel of the Year» in 1995. The Centro Ecologico at 1750 metres altitude is the ideal place to take courses on the relationship between man and nature or discover the many trails in this expansive hiking area. The small mountain hotel and restaurant beneath the pass summit has 40 beds, a state-of-the-art renewable energy system, an Alpine garden with almost 200 different plant species including 16 Alpine orchid species and a small camping site on the banks of a stream. The centre's aim is to promote a harmonious relationship between man and nature.

500 kilometres of hiking trails and several mountain biking trails criss-cross the Valle di Blenio. Several numbered and sign-posted theme paths offering a wealth of information on the Lucomagno area's biodiversity start at the ecological centre. In winter, the area is ideal for ski touring and snowshoe trekking.

Highlights

  • Lucomagno Region – the landscape around the pass traversal with its wealth of flora belongs to the Swiss Inventory of Landscapes of National Importance.
  • Centro Pro Natura Lucomagno in Acquacalda – this foundation offers excursions and courses on the subject of the relationship between nature and man.
  • Sentieri naturalistici del Lucomagno – the Lucomagno nature study paths lead from Acquacalda to places of interest and natural beauty in the area.
  • Museo di Blenio – museum showcasing the culture and customs of the Valle di Blenio in an early 16th century palazzo at Lottigna.

Arrival and return Acquacalda

Adresse

Bellinzonese e Alto Ticino Turismo
InfoPoint Valle di Blenio
Via Lavorceno 1
6718 Olivone
Tel. +41 (0)91 872 14 87
blenio@bellinzonese-altoticino.ch
www.bellinzonese-altoticino.ch

Services

Accommodation

Campra Alpine Lodge & Spa
Campra Alpine Lodge & Spa
Olivone
Capanna Adula
Capanna Adula
Olivone
Capanna Adula CAS
Capanna Adula CAS
Dangio-Torre
Capanna Bovarina
Capanna Bovarina
Olivone
Capanna Dötra
Capanna Dötra
Olivone
Capanna Gorda
Capanna Gorda
Aquila
Capanna Motterascio CAS
Capanna Motterascio CAS
Campo (Blenio)
Capanna Scaletta
Capanna Scaletta
Blenio
Capanna Scaradra
Capanna Scaradra
Blenio
Casa Lucomagno
Casa Lucomagno
Olivone
Pensione Centrale
Pensione Centrale
Olivone
Relais del Sosto
Relais del Sosto
Olivone
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Places of interest

Lavòrceno–Stübiè di quà
Lavòrceno–Stübiè di quà
On engineered road over the Lukmanier
On engineered road over the Lukmanier
The Lukmanier Pass
The Lukmanier Pass
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Hiking in

Acquacalda
Alpine Passes Trail
Alpine Passes Trail
Stage 12, Acquacalda–Airolo
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Alpine Passes Trail
Alpine Passes Trail
Stage 11, Olivone–Acquacalda
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Cycling in

Acquacalda
Percorso Blenio–Lucomagno
Percorso Blenio–Lucomagno
Stage 2, Olivone (Camperio)–Disentis
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Mountain biking in

Acquacalda
Gottardo Bike