652 Circuito Dongio-Satro
652 Circuito Dongio-Satro

Hiking

Circuito Dongio-Satro

Circuito Dongio-Satro

Dongio–Dongio

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Circuito Dongio-Satro

Circuito Dongio-Satro

An excursion that unfolds in the municipality of Acquarossa (in the middle of the Valle di Blenio), on the banks of the Brenno river through wetlands of great natural beauty. An area of great landscape and cultural importance, with typical local gastronomic and artisanal products.
From the square in front of the community centre in Dongio, skirting the banks of the Brenno river, you reach the tiny Romanesque church of San Remigio, a pleasant rest stop, from where you proceed through the village of Pozzo, with its traditional stone houses. From Pozzo, you quickly arrive in Polo Sociosanitario, an important support base.

Once past the village of Comprovasco and after crossing the river again, you will glimpse the buildings of the ancient and now disused thermal baths of Acquarossa, which were already mentioned in 1577 and whose building dates back to the end of the 18th century. Right after the thermal baths, you follow the old Satro cantonal road, one of the most intriguing historic paths in the whole canton of Ticino.

At the end of this road, there is a very special building: the ancient icehouse used in the past to preserve food. From here you take the Via dei Grotti, a cart road lined by a long series of typical Ticino houses, one of which is the Predacài lever-press built in 1789. Dongio is soon reached after crossing the centre of the village of Crespogno, a compact group of traditional buildings.
An excursion that unfolds in the municipality of Acquarossa (in the middle of the Valle di Blenio), on the banks of the Brenno river through wetlands of great natural beauty. An area of great landscape and cultural importance, with typical local gastronomic and artisanal products.
From the square in front of the community centre in Dongio, skirting the banks of the Brenno river, you reach the tiny Romanesque church of San Remigio, a pleasant rest stop, from where you proceed through the village of Pozzo, with its traditional stone houses. From Pozzo, you quickly arrive in Polo Sociosanitario, an important support base.

Once past the village of Comprovasco and after crossing the river again, you will glimpse the buildings of the ancient and now disused thermal baths of Acquarossa, which were already mentioned in 1577 and whose building dates back to the end of the 18th century. Right after the thermal baths, you follow the old Satro cantonal road, one of the most intriguing historic paths in the whole canton of Ticino.

At the end of this road, there is a very special building: the ancient icehouse used in the past to preserve food. From here you take the Via dei Grotti, a cart road lined by a long series of typical Ticino houses, one of which is the Predacài lever-press built in 1789. Dongio is soon reached after crossing the centre of the village of Crespogno, a compact group of traditional buildings.
7 km | 1 Stage
110 m | 110 m
1 h 40 min
difficult (for wheelchair users) | medium (for wheelchair users)

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General information
The sightseeing attractions and overnight accommodation suggested by Switzerland Mobility are not necessarily wheelchair accessible. More information on accessibility is found at www.procap.ch/tourisme-inclusif 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
http://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 - km4.8
km0 - km4.8
The route travels along on tarmac local roads and byroads. It features gradients of up to 8% as well as several steeper gradients. At San Remigio chapel at km1.9, there is a gradient of 10% over a distance of 30m. From km3.0 to km3.5, there is a steady rise in gradient from 10% to 12%. At km4.0 at Acquarossa before the bridge, visitors must cross a busy main road without a pedestrian crossing. This requires caution, but the road is visible in both directions.
La Quercia nursing home
La Quercia nursing home
There is a wheelchair-accessible toilet by the entrance to La Quercia nursing home in Acquarossa at km3.5. WC info: door width 105cm; movement area (DxB) 250x130cm; seat height 45cm; hand grips, left non, right moveable; access left; mirror height 100cm; washbasin underside clearance 70cm.
Casa per Anziani La Quercia
Via Pozzo 65
6716 Acquarossa
Tel. +41 (0)91 871 25 25
direzione@laquercia.ch
http://www.laquercia.ch/
Bar Simano
Bar Simano
The Bar Simano at km4.0 has a wheelchair-accessible toilet in the basement. This can be reached using a lift. Lift door width 79cm; movement area (DxB) 138x100cm. WC info: door width 81cm; movement area (DxB) 100x120cm; seat height 43cm; hand grips left fixed, right fixed; mirror height: folding mirror; washbasin underside clearance 70cm.
Bar Simano
Via Bosco Ciossera 1
6716 Acquarossa
Tel. +41 (0)91 871 14 19
km4.8 - km5.9
km4.8 - km5.9
From km4.8 to km5.9, the route goes via the old cantonal road, which was built at the beginning of the 19th century. The route is very challenging, as it is unpaved and the surface is loose. However, it will be adapted for wheelchair users in the next few years.
km5.9 - km6.3
km5.9 - km6.3
The route continues on a tarmac street for a hundred metres, then changes to gravel, followed by a gradient of 12% for a distance of 40m. The gravel road is 300m long and ends at km6.3.
km6.3 - km7
km6.3 - km7
The final stretch takes place on a tarmac road again, except between km6.3 and km6.5, which is cobblestone with a gradient of 8%. There is an incline of 18% for 20m at km6.5.
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

Biasca
Biasca
Olivone
Olivone
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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