388 Bovarina Bike
388 Bovarina Bike
388 Bovarina Bike
388 Bovarina Bike

Mountainbiking

Bovarina Bike

Bovarina Bike

Olivone–Olivone

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Bovarina Bike

Bovarina Bike

From the valley floor to Alpine huts. From Olivone, the path follows ancient historical routes through beautiful larch woods to Capanna Bovarina at 1,870 metres above sea level. The effort of the climb is rewarded by a smooth descent through pastures and woods surrounded by breathtaking views.
The excursion begins in Olivone at 890 metres above sea level, and continues towards Campo Blenio along the old Sosto dirt road, which is part of the historic Swiss transportation network.

After reaching Campo Blenio you continue on the easier asphalted road that ascends Campo valley. After the hamlet of Orsàira you pass through stunning larch wood pastures, which have recently been enhanced by the local municipality. Aside from adding to the beauty of the landscape, the presence of so many impressively monumental ancient larch is also significant from an environmental and biodiversity point of view.

Almost at the edge of the woods is Alpe Predasca at 1,742 metres above sea level. In summer hundreds of cows graze here. Continuing along a dirt road you reach the Capanna Bovarina hut, where you can enjoy fantastic views of the Luzzone landscape and mountain chain overlooking the Greina high plateau on the north-eastern border of the Canton of Ticino with the Canton of Graubünden.

Now the fun really starts - with a descent on a single trail of average difficulty. From the hut, the route winds through pastures and woods on a path made especially for mountain bikes, rewarding the effort of the climb with an enthralling, smooth, whirlwind descent to Orsàira. You return to Pianchera on an easy asphalt road which brings you back to Campo Blenio and then to Olivone along the old Sosto road.
From the valley floor to Alpine huts. From Olivone, the path follows ancient historical routes through beautiful larch woods to Capanna Bovarina at 1,870 metres above sea level. The effort of the climb is rewarded by a smooth descent through pastures and woods surrounded by breathtaking views.
The excursion begins in Olivone at 890 metres above sea level, and continues towards Campo Blenio along the old Sosto dirt road, which is part of the historic Swiss transportation network.

After reaching Campo Blenio you continue on the easier asphalted road that ascends Campo valley. After the hamlet of Orsàira you pass through stunning larch wood pastures, which have recently been enhanced by the local municipality. Aside from adding to the beauty of the landscape, the presence of so many impressively monumental ancient larch is also significant from an environmental and biodiversity point of view.

Almost at the edge of the woods is Alpe Predasca at 1,742 metres above sea level. In summer hundreds of cows graze here. Continuing along a dirt road you reach the Capanna Bovarina hut, where you can enjoy fantastic views of the Luzzone landscape and mountain chain overlooking the Greina high plateau on the north-eastern border of the Canton of Ticino with the Canton of Graubünden.

Now the fun really starts - with a descent on a single trail of average difficulty. From the hut, the route winds through pastures and woods on a path made especially for mountain bikes, rewarding the effort of the climb with an enthralling, smooth, whirlwind descent to Orsàira. You return to Pianchera on an easy asphalt road which brings you back to Campo Blenio and then to Olivone along the old Sosto road.
24 km | 1 Stage
Asphalted: 15 km
Natural surface: 9 km
of which Singletrail: 4 km
1200 m | 1200 m
medium | difficult

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Olivone, Posta
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Signalization

Signalization
This route is only signposted in one direction: Olivone – Pradasca – Cap. Bovarina – Campo Blenio – Olivone

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Tours with an e-mountain bike
The tourism organisations had these routes registered specifically as e-mountain bike routes. Technically, they are not too difficult, no passages where the bike has to be carried, short sections where it needs to be pushed, and doable with one battery charge (max. 1000 -1200 m altitude difference). Details about e-mountain biking are available at
www.ticino.ch

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Olivone, Posta
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Contact

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

Services

Accommodation

Capanna Bovarina
Capanna Bovarina
Olivone
Capanna Dötra
Capanna Dötra
Olivone
Casa Lucomagno
Casa Lucomagno
Olivone
Pensione Centrale
Pensione Centrale
Olivone
Relais del Sosto
Relais del Sosto
Olivone
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Bookable offers

65 Gottardo Bike
65 Gottardo Bike
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Places

Olivone
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
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Signalization

Signalization
For mountain biking, follow the logo indicated on the red signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your tour for safety's sake.
Signalization