A day in Capriasca / Nature Paths of the middle Capriasca region
The nature paths of middle Capriasca are an opportunity to rediscover the natural landscape, the animal and vegetable world, the historical and cultural roots and the different living and working contexts of its inhabitants.
A day in Capriasca… means a day spent in forests, villages and chestnut woods.
Nature paths in Middle Capriasca are an opportunity to rediscover the natural landscape, the animal and vegetable world, the historical and cultural roots and the different living and working contexts of its inhabitants.
The trails are divided into 3 different itineraries:
- The first trail passes through villages, countryside and woods and really conveys the sense of the transformations that have occurred in time. Here, man has moulded his territory and the vegetation to meet his own particular requirements. This itinerary is 5.8 Km. long.
- The second trail, which is 3 km long, passes through woods and here nature really prevails.
- The third one includes two panoramic points, one to the North and one to the South. In these enchanting places body and mind can find peace and we can stop and meditate on the relationship that we had and continue to have with nature and the world. The trail is 2.2 Km long.
You can start the itineraries at the different points of departure that have been indicated with an “I”: here you’ll be able to park and read the information signs that indicate your position. Along the trail only the direction of the path is marked by the characteristic arrow on wooden stumps. A map, providing information and special features that we can recognize as we go along, is useful to stimulate our curiosity and imagination.
Traces left by man and by nature:
1 The village of Tesserete
2 The Capriasca Gorges
3 The village of Cagiallo
4 The village of Sarone
5 Cagiallo woods
6 The Cagiallo countryside
7 The village of Lugaggia
8 Boffalora woods
9 The Matarello wetlands
10 The Basalupo wetlands
11 The mosaic areas
12 The protected "La Fonte"farm
13 Narbeno woods
14 Devil’s Rock
15 The Moncrini fountain
16 The village of Sala Capriasca
17 The tree orchard
18 The Giascion wetlands
19 The votive church of San Clemente
20 The forest road
21 The medieval Redde Tower
22 Hemp soaking pits
23 View to the South: The Saint Bernard
24 View to the North: the Matro Rotondo
Km: 11 (5,8 + 3 + 2,2)
Elevation difference: 185 m
Duration: 2-4 h
Itinerary: Tesserete-Cagiallo-Lugaggia-Vaglio-Sala Capriasca-Bosco di San Clemente
Altitude: Tesserete 522 m/San Bernardo 707 m
PROSPECTUS IN THE FOLLOWING LANGUAGES: Italian - German
Features theme trail: naturalistic - cultural - historical
Physical effort: 1 (1 = easy, 0-300m / 2 = good, 300-600m / 3 = average, 600-900)
Technical effort: T1 (T1 = footpath / T2 = mountain hiking trail)
Selling local products: Azienda ortofrutticola La Fonte (Vaglio) + Lo Scricciolo (Nesè, Piana di Sala)
How to arrive
The Capriasca Region may be easily reached by using public transportation: there is, in fact, a direct connection with the Lugano Railroad Station. Postal Buses (with stops at Origlio, Ponte Capriasca, Sala Capriasca and Tesserete) and Luganese Regional Buses (direct connection with Tesserete) leave from the station.
Jurney by public transports!
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