The Campra Alpine Lodge & Spa is located directly on the cross-country skiing trails. It only takes a few steps to comfortably launch yourself onto the 30 km of trails.
The large ice rink is perfect to practice some hockey together or simply have fun with your family. Also on request, between 17:00 and 21:00, the rink can be privately booked for night skating. Open from December to the end of February, weather permitting, and run by the Simano Ski Club.
Part of one of the seven Nature Trails on the Lukmanier, the circular and signposted tour of the Selvasecca forest reserve is unique. Starting from Acquacalda, you will immerse yourself in a grandiose landscape, guarded by the Swiss stone pine. You will also pass bumps, basins, valleys, marshes and peat bogs.
The cheese route is an itinerary from Santa Maria at the summit of the Passo del Lucomagno down to Acquacalda. The trail leads between Alpe Croce, Alpe Pertusio, Alpe Casaccia, Alpe Gana, Campo Solario and Stabbio Nuovo, to the Selvasecca reserve and finally to Alpe Pian Segno.
Part of one of the 7 nature trails on the Lukmanier, the Passo delle Colombe tour starts at the Casaccia Infocentre and continues up towards the Riale dei Canali to reach the Passo delle Colombe. From here it descends in the direction of the Alpe Carorescio to then climb up to the Passo del Sole and descend towards Lareccio, Ai Pini and back to Casaccia.
Four routes will take you to discover the historical and cultural gems of the Blenio Valley. In addition to the wonderful natural heritage, you will be able to observe numerous artistic and architectural testimonies such as churches, chapels, frescoes, palaces and bridges.
This challenging and long route will satisfy you with its natural treasures. The Greina Plateau, located between Canton Ticino and Canton Graubünden, can only be reached on foot from Campo Blenio and reaches an altitude of over 2,200 m. This circular route allows visitors to admire the landscape peculiarities that give the region an appearance similar to an Alpine tundra. Numerous streams and torrents flow undisturbed, creating unique ponds, meanders, bogs and marshes.
From the valley bottom to the alpine huts. Via old historic roads and precious larch groves from Olivone, you reach the Bovarina Hut at 1870 m. The efforts of the ascent are rewarded by an exciting, smooth descent through pastures and forests, surrounded by a breathtaking panorama.
Discover the western part of the Valle di Blenio: through the wide Nara basin with wide views of the Malvaglia valley. This is followed by a technically demanding descent through several villages, including Selvapiana. The route continues to the ruins of Serravalle Castle and the destination, Biasca.
Discover the Nara amphitheatre, best known during the winter season but whose beauty deserves to be enjoyed all year round. The technical and adventurous route, surrounded by nature and with a splendid view of the Adula massif, will delight the most experienced mountain bikers.
The name of the route is inspired by the ancient bailiffs (landfogti) who, on behalf of the sovereign cantons, administered the Blenio bailiwick from 1515 for over three centuries. The route leads through the middle Blenio valley via Lottigna, where the monumental landfogti palace from 1500 is located, now home to one of the canton's 10 regional ethnographic museums.
"Family", an ideal route for a family excursion. The route starts in Dongio on the church square; it continues northwards, at first skirting the suggestive grottos of Dongio, then pedalling along the "Satro" dirt track leading to Acquarossa. Once through the Lottigna campsite, continue along the Piano di Castro, cross the bridge over the Brenno river and descend southwards through the villages of Prugiasco and Comprovasco.
A ring in the middle and lower Blenio valley with departure and arrival in Acquarossa. The route is pleasant and very easy, ideal for families wishing to ride along the valley floor away from carriage roads. It is a fun route to discover suggestive corners of the territory along asphalted secondary roads, dirt stretches and also easy single-trails. You descend to Loderio via Dongio, Motto , Ludiano and Semione; you return along the left bank of the Brenno river crossing Malvaglia and again Motto Dongio to Acquarossa. Monuments along the way: the Romanesque churches of San Remigio in Corzoneso Piano and San Pietro in Motto-Ludiano, Serravalle Castle in Semione and the Oratory of the Nativity in Loderio.
Take part in one of the astronomical events organised by the Astrocalina Astronomical Association in the Gorda Mountains. You will have the opportunity to spend evenings observing the stars, the moon, Saturn and other deep-sky objects visible during the summer season.
On request and with a minimum of 5 participants, you can visit Alpe Pertusio and its cellar! Followed by an on-site tasting of the farm's products such as cheese and cold cuts.
Come to the Alnéid farm in Campo Blenio for a guided tour of the cowshed with tasting of alp cheese, formaggella (upon availability) and local cured meats.
The Blenio Valley Historical and Ethnographic Museum is located in Lottigna, in a splendid 16th century building. On the facade you can admire frescoes with the coats of arms of the Landfogti of Uri, Schwyz and Nidwalden who governed the Blenio territory between 1501 and 1598. Inside the museum you will find further frescoes with coats of arms of the families of the valley, objects related to agriculture, sacred art and winemaking.
In this small museum in Campo Blenio, you will have the opportunity to observe about a hundred radios, with models dating back to the beginning of the last century, and about eighty cameras from the end of the 19th century to the digital age.
Take a step back in time by walking among the ruins of Serravalle Castle, the third most historically important castle in Canton Ticino. Its first written mention dates back to 1162 when the Lord of Blenio Alcherio da Torre, appointed Imperial Avogard of the Valley by Frederick Barbarossa, was in control of it.
The church of Negrentino, also known as San Carlo, is of enchanting Romanesque architectural beauty. Situated in a unique and isolated location, it is accessible just a few steps from Leontica by crossing a small suspension bridge. Inside the church, you can admire several frescoes, one of which dates back to the mid 11th century (1050).
The Casa Rotonda (Round House), today home to the Donetta Archive, is located in Corzoneso. Between 1901 and 1932 it was the home of the photographer Roberto Donetta, who spent part of his life immortalising scenes of everyday life in the Blenio Valley. Today, the building is managed by the Donetta Foundation and its purpose is to preserve and promote Roberto Donetta's "legacy" and to organise cultural events focusing on photography.