The Chestnut Tree Trail

Nature Trail

A Thematic path crossing five villages in the Alto Malcantone region, passing through woodlands with chestnut trees, birches, creeks and fields. Moreover, one can admire the view of the various villages and glimpse a panorama reaching until Monte Rosa.


Immersed in a natural amphiteatre surrounded by the Gradiccioli Peaks, the view towards the south is a typical panorama of the Alto Malcantone characterized by a mosaic of villages, such as Mugena, Vezio and Fescoggia, that are harmoniously integrated between woods and open fields.For educational purposes, between Mugena and Vezio there is an edifice called a "metato", which is otherwise known as a "grà".This stone-built building is where the chestnuts are dried by exposing them on grates to moderate heat and smoke. By drying the chestnuts, the fruit can be conserved for several months.

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  • Length

    Km

  • Requirements

    Easy

  • Height Difference

    Ascent: 375 m
    Descent: 416 m
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  • Durata

    3.5 h

  • Conditions

    Easy