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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.

Itinerary features
Typology
Circular
Length
24.79 KM
Duration
4H
Difficulty
Average
Altitude graph
1,936
Total climb
1,986
Maximum altitude
1,938
Total descent
Tuesday 23 January
11° MAX 11° / MIN -1°
rainfall 0%
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Weather forecast for the next days

Wed
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Tips

For mountain biking, follow the logo indicated on the red signposts:
Bovarina Bike
no. 388

Tourism Organization Addresses

Bellinzonese e Alto Ticino
Sede Valle di Blenio

Zona Lavorceno
CH-6718 Olivone
T +41 91 872 14 87
F +41 91 872 15 12
blenio@bellinzonese-altoticino.ch
www.bellinzonese-altoticino.ch

 

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