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Theme Trails - Monte Lema - Alpe di Mageno – Breno

On the way of alpine pastures: Nr.3 - Monte Lema - Alpe di Mageno – Breno

Alpe owned by the Patriciate of Breno loaded with about seventy goats, with the production of cheese on the spot.

The trail take us from the summit of Monte Lema on the floor through the mountain pastures in a suggestive rural naturalistic landscape, rich in history and emotions between scents of rhododendrons and majestic beech woods, historical chestnut woods and old buildings as evidence of past labors.

You will be able to meet herds of cows, highland cattle, herds of goats and horses grazing on colorful slopes, partly colonized in an almost intrusive way from the green alder in the upper part of the territory and from the broom and fern to the floor.

On reservation:

  • In the area of ​​Alpe Agario Casermetta (Passo d'Agario) there is the possibility of a small refreshment with self-service drinks
  • The route nr. 5 can be extended via Arosio with a journey time of approx. 4 h and 30 min.
  • For some mountain pastures there is the possibility of lunch, by reservation, for groups of at least 10 people

Brochure Theme Trails


7.3 km

Height difference

Salita/Aufstieg/Ascension/Ascent: 177 m
Discesa/Abstieg/Descente/Descent: 944 m
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Monte Lema - Alpe di Mageno – Breno: 2 h 20'



  1. Related Excursions
  2. Contact notes

    6986 Miglieglia

    Tel. +41 (0)91 609 11 68

  3. Notes

    Itinerary: Monte Lema – Alpe di Mageno – Breno

    Locality: Miglieglia
    Location: Alto Malcantone
    Altitude: Monte Lema 1’620 m / Alpe di Mageno 1'289 m / Breno 798 m


    Features of theme trail: naturalistic - historical - cultural - panoramic
    Physical effort: 3 (1 = easy, 0-300m / 2 = good, 300-600m / 3 = average, 600-900)
    Technical effort: T2 (T1 = footpath / T2 = mountain hiking trail)
    Refreshments: yes
    Selling of typical local products: -

    Timetable spring: 08.45 -17: 15 from April to June
    Summer time: 08:15 to 17: 45 July and
    August Winter hours: 08: 45-17: 15 September until closing

    Usually the runs are every 30 minutes.
    In case of bad weather: runs every hour.

  4. Signalization

    Sulla Via degli Alpeggi 3 Alpe di Mageno