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Hiking in the surroundings

Alpine Passes Trail
Alpine Passes Trail
Stage 7, Acquacalda–Airolo
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Alpine Passes Trail
Alpine Passes Trail
Stage 6, Olivone–Acquacalda
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Cycling in the surroundings

Percorso Blenio–Lucomagno
Percorso Blenio–Lucomagno
Stage 2, Olivone (Camperio)–Disentis
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Biking in the surroundings

Gottardo Bike
Blenio
The Lukmanier Pass

The Lukmanier Pass

An extremely varied landscape extends from the southern side of the Lukmanier pass. This popular hiking area is famous for its rich flora. This abundance is related to the varied geographical features of the region. The Gotthard Base Tunnel was recently excavated deep inside the mountain.
The southern side of the Lukmanier pass is distinguished by its extremely varied landscape. The forests with their mountain pines, larches and Swiss stone pines, extensive meadows and mires are particularly characteristic features of this landscape. The attractive hiking area is further enhanced by numerous lakes.

The Lukmanier pass and the Val Piora are renowned for their rich flora. The variety is due to the different types of stone there, i.e. crystalline stone alternates with calcareous dolomites.

Biologists have long been fascinated by the Piora area and scientists have established an Alpine Biology Centre in two disused Alpine buildings. The centre is used for research and training purposes.

In recent times, however, attention has mainly been focused on geology. The ca. 1500-metre-deep Piora Basin posed quite a few headaches for the engineers working on the Gotthard Base Tunnel.
An extremely varied landscape extends from the southern side of the Lukmanier pass. This popular hiking area is famous for its rich flora. This abundance is related to the varied geographical features of the region. The Gotthard Base Tunnel was recently excavated deep inside the mountain.
The southern side of the Lukmanier pass is distinguished by its extremely varied landscape. The forests with their mountain pines, larches and Swiss stone pines, extensive meadows and mires are particularly characteristic features of this landscape. The attractive hiking area is further enhanced by numerous lakes.

The Lukmanier pass and the Val Piora are renowned for their rich flora. The variety is due to the different types of stone there, i.e. crystalline stone alternates with calcareous dolomites.

Biologists have long been fascinated by the Piora area and scientists have established an Alpine Biology Centre in two disused Alpine buildings. The centre is used for research and training purposes.

In recent times, however, attention has mainly been focused on geology. The ca. 1500-metre-deep Piora Basin posed quite a few headaches for the engineers working on the Gotthard Base Tunnel.

The Lukmanier Pass

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Bundesamt für Umwelt
Bundesinventar der Landschaften
und Naturdenkmäler von nationaler Bedeutung (BLN)
BLN-Objekt-Nr. 1801
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bln@bafu.admin.ch
www.bafu.admin.ch/bln

Services

Places

Acquacalda
Acquacalda
Olivone
Olivone
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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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Hiking in the surroundings

Alpine Passes Trail
Alpine Passes Trail
Stage 7, Acquacalda–Airolo
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Alpine Passes Trail
Alpine Passes Trail
Stage 6, Olivone–Acquacalda
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Cycling in the surroundings

Percorso Blenio–Lucomagno
Percorso Blenio–Lucomagno
Stage 2, Olivone (Camperio)–Disentis
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Biking in the surroundings

Gottardo Bike