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Winter walk Campo Blenio

Winter hiking · Bellinzona and Valleys
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The Campo Blenio Saracino path, a circular trail which is not particularly difficult, is ideal for a good walk in the winter landscape of the sun-drenched Blenio Valley, the ideal location typically chosen by those who wish to spend a snowy day with their families.
easy
Distance 2 km
0:31 h
32 m
32 m
1,236 m
1,203 m

The route starts near the skiing school of Campo Blenio and follows a dirt road heading north to the wonderful Pineta Saracino. If you reverse your direction, you reach Ghirone (Aquilesco). From Ghirone, you then continue along the path that leads back to Campo Blenio.

The route, which is suitable both for adults and children, runs through a very interesting natural environment at the start of the path that leads to the plateau of the Greina. The presence of squirrels and other wild animals living in the woods and in the clearings adds to the magic and enchantment of the muffled silence of the Pineta Saracino. If you look carefully, you will notice the many tracks left by roe deer, deer and hares which often come to drink at the banks of the Brenno river.

Campo Blenio is a small paradise for families. The staff of the local section of Swiss Ski & Snowboard School will be happy to help your children take their first steps on the snow, also with skis on their feet!

Author’s recommendation

For winter walks, follow the logo indicated on the rose signposts: Sentiero di Campo Blenio 454
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Update: March 01, 2022
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,236 m
Lowest point
1,203 m
Best time of year
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Rest stops

Casa Lucomagno (Bike Friendly)
Pensione Centrale, (Bike Friendly)
Capanna Bovarina (Bike friendly)
Pineta Saracino (Bike friendly)
Ristorante Casa Greina (Bike friendly)

Safety information

For safety reasons, it is forbidden to leave the marked route.

Start

Campo Blenio (1,204 m)
Coordinates:
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2'715'051E 1'157'355N
DD
46.557584, 8.939060
DMS
46°33'27.3"N 8°56'20.6"E
UTM
32T 495328 5156003
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Destination

Campo Blenio

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Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'715'051E 1'157'355N
DD
46.557584, 8.939060
DMS
46°33'27.3"N 8°56'20.6"E
UTM
32T 495328 5156003
w3w 
///proven.tripods.gentle
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Equipment

Equipment:

  • Hiking stick
  • Sun cup
  • Gloves
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun cream
  • Water-bottle

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
2 km
Duration
0:31 h
Ascent
32 m
Descent
32 m
Highest point
1,236 m
Lowest point
1,203 m
Circular route
1600 m 1800 m
Morning
1600 m 1800 m
Afternoon

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