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Theme Trails - Monte Lema - Alpe Agario – Alpe Nisciora – Varera – Mugena

On the way of alpine pastures: Nr.5 - Monte Lema - Alpe Agario – Alpe Nisciora – Varera – Mugena

Die Alpe Agario ist geprägt von weiten Wiesen, die von schottischen Ziegen und Kühen beweidet werden, und von der Anwesenheit des Bergfasans. Das Amphitheater Gradiccioli bietet auch die Möglichkeit einer Erfrischung.

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, cows Scottish, 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.


The Alpe Agario is characterized by vast meadows grazed by Scottish goats and cows and by the presence of the mountain pheasant. Gradiccioli Amphitheater, also offers a possibility of refreshment.

  • Small refreshment point with self-service drinks


The Alps owned by the Patriciate of Mugena (Nisciora) and Arosio (Gem) are the kingdom of the Scottish cow.

On reservation:

  • Possibility to have lunch (for groups of at least 10 people)

11 km

Height difference

Salita/Aufstieg/Ascension/Ascent: 343 m
Discesa/Abstieg/Descente/Descent: 1092 m
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Monte Lema - Alpe Agario – Alpe Nisciora – Varera – Mugena: 3 h 30'



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  2. Contact notes


    6986 Miglieglia
    Tel. +41 (0)91 609 11 68

  3. Notes

    Possibility of guided tours by 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

    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 5 Mugena