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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

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.

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.

ALPE AGARIO

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

ALPE NISCIORA

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)

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
Length

11 km

Height difference

Salita/Aufstieg/Ascension/Ascent: 343 m
Discesa/Abstieg/Descente/Descent: 1092 m
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Requirements

medium

Time

Monte Lema - Alpe Agario – Alpe Nisciora – Varera – Mugena: 3 h 30'

Conditions

difficult

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  2. Contact notes

    FUNIVIA MONTE LEMA
    6986 Miglieglia

    Tel. +41 (0)91 609 11 68
    info@montelema.ch
    www.montelema.ch

  3. Notes

    Itinerary: Monte Lema – Alpe Agario – Alpe Nisciora – Varera – Mugena

    Locality: Miglieglia
    Location: Alto Malcantone
    Altitude: Monte Lema 1’620 m / Alpe Agario 1'454 m / Alpe di Coransù 1'128 m / Alpe Firinescio 1'053 m / Fescoggia 831 m

    PROSPECTUS IN THE FOLLOWING LANGUAGES: Italian - german

    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 5 Mugena