651 Circuito Dongio-Motto
651 Circuito Dongio-Motto

Hiking

Circuito Dongio-Motto

Circuito Dongio-Motto

Dongio–Dongio

Route report
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Circuito Dongio-Motto

Circuito Dongio-Motto

The circuit is located in the southern part of the municipality of Acquarossa, in the middle of the Valle di Blenio, a flat expanse surrounded by impressive rough and jagged reliefs with emotional impact: a particular atmosphere that unites noteworthy natural and cultural qualities.
Leaving the quiet village of Dongio, you head south along a peaceful hiking trail that follows the foot of a steep rock face to which a very special construction clings, the «Casa dei Pagani». Built in the Middle Ages as a protection against enemy attacks, these unique fortifications stud the entire Valle di Blenio.

Further south, you skirt the village of Marogno, with its traditional buildings like the Gatti houses, a notable example of 19th century architecture built by valley dwellers who had emigrated to make their fortunes as ice-cream manufacturers in London. Shortly after Morogno, you arrive in Motto from where, with a brief diversion, you can reach the church of San Pietro nearby: one of the most notable examples of Romanesque architecture in Switzerland.

Now following a cycle path along the site of an old railway line between Biasca and Compravasco, you return to Dongio from where you can complete the excursion with a visit to the church of San Remigio: another jewel of the Ticino Romanesque period.
The circuit is located in the southern part of the municipality of Acquarossa, in the middle of the Valle di Blenio, a flat expanse surrounded by impressive rough and jagged reliefs with emotional impact: a particular atmosphere that unites noteworthy natural and cultural qualities.
Leaving the quiet village of Dongio, you head south along a peaceful hiking trail that follows the foot of a steep rock face to which a very special construction clings, the «Casa dei Pagani». Built in the Middle Ages as a protection against enemy attacks, these unique fortifications stud the entire Valle di Blenio.

Further south, you skirt the village of Marogno, with its traditional buildings like the Gatti houses, a notable example of 19th century architecture built by valley dwellers who had emigrated to make their fortunes as ice-cream manufacturers in London. Shortly after Morogno, you arrive in Motto from where, with a brief diversion, you can reach the church of San Pietro nearby: one of the most notable examples of Romanesque architecture in Switzerland.

Now following a cycle path along the site of an old railway line between Biasca and Compravasco, you return to Dongio from where you can complete the excursion with a visit to the church of San Remigio: another jewel of the Ticino Romanesque period.
7 km | 1 Stage
90 m | 90 m
1 h 35 min
easy (for wheelchair users) | medium (for wheelchair users)

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Information for blind and visually impaired people
Blind and visually impaired people can walk the obstacle-free routes thanks to voice guidance. Voice guidance is integrated in the MyWay Pro app. This offer is supported by Procap Switzerland, the Swiss Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired, and SwitzerlandMobility. Voice guidance is offered only in the MyWay Pro app for iOS.
Information for wheelchair users
The obstacle-free routes enable us to offer a leisure activity to people who depend on paths without substantial natural or physical obstacles. This offer is supported by Procap Switzerland, SwitzerlandMobility, the Swiss Hiking Federation, and the Swiss Cantons.

The sightseeing attractions and overnight accommodation suggested by Switzerland Mobility are not necessarily wheelchair accessible. More information on accessibility is found at www.procap-reisen.ch or www.rollihotel.ch.

Obstacle-free routes, grade of difficulty see PDF.
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Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Dongio, Municipio
SBB Timetable Show stop and route on map
Barrier-free travel / public transport
The SBB-recommended route via Biasca is not possible, as it is not possible for wheelchair users to leave the train at Biasca. Instead, visitors can leave the train at Bellinzona station and then take the bus (number 191) to Biasca, change to another bus (number 131) in the direction of Olivone, Petullo and get out at Dongio, Municipio. Linie 191: Auto Postale, Tel. 0840 852 852, Linie 131: Autolinee, Tel. 091 862 31 72.
AutoPostale Svizzera SA
6500 Bellinzona
Tel. +41 (0) 840 852 852
ticino@autopostale.ch
www.autopostale.ch
Wheelchair-suitable parking spaces
A large car park with one parking space for wheelchair users is available at the municipal office in Dongio, next to the start and finish point.

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Restaurant La Baita
Restaurant La Baita
The La Baita restaurant in the centre of Dongio has a wheelchair-accessible toilet. WC info: door width 80cm; movement area (DxB) 120x120cm; seat height 42cm; hand grips left non, right fixed; access left; mirror height 100cm; washbasin underside clearance 70cm.
Restaurant La Baita
Piazza S. Domenico 2
6715 Dongio
Tel. +41 (0)91 871 15 92
Bar Blue Eyes
Bar Blue Eyes
The Blue Eyes bar in the centre of Dongio has a wheelchair-accessible toilet. Please note the door is only 72 cm wide. WC info: door width 72cm; movement area (DxB) 115x120cm; seat height 41cm; hand grips left fixed, right moveable; access right; mirror height 130cm; washbasin underside clearance 70cm.
Bar Blue Eyes
Via Lucomagno 72
6715 Dongio
Tel. +41 (0)91 871 17 11
km0 - km7
km0 - km7
The entire route takes place on well-constructed tarmac byroads. It features gradients of up to 6%. However, at San Remigio chapel at km4.8, there is a gradient of 10% over a distance of 30m. At km1.6 in the Motto district, visitors must cross a busy main road without a pedestrian crossing. This requires caution, but the road is visible in both directions.
Rest spot
A rest area with a table, benches and a wheelchair swing is located in the centre of Dongio, behind the Coop.

Arrival | return travel

Barrier-free return journey / public transport
The support railway station at Bellinzona is reached by bus (Route 131) from the bus stop Dongio, Municipio to Biasca and bus (Route 191) to Bellinzona. Linie 131: Autolinee, Tel. 091 862 31 72, Linie 191: Auto Postale, Tel. 0840 852 852.
Autolinee Bleniesi SA
Via G. Guisan 1
6710 Biasca
Tel. +41 (0) 91 862 31 72
info@autolinee.ch
http://www.autolinee.ch/

Contact

Procap Reisen & Sport
Frohburgstrasse 4
4600 Olten
Tel. +41 (0)62 206 88 30
tourismus@procap.ch
www.procap.ch/tourismus-inklusiv

Services

Places

Olivone
Olivone
Biasca
Biasca
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Signalization

Signalization
In general the «Barrier-free Paths» lead along the hiking routes marked yellow. Additional white signs with green route fields for «Barrier-free Paths» indicate the route at key points. The white signs should be followed where «Barrier-free Paths» differ from the hiking route network. To be certain, please take a print-out of our web map with you.
Signalization