Our road trip across the canton of Ticino was dominated by lush green mountains and pristine blue-green lakes. The views were simply breathtaking! We drove very high, on winding, narrow roads nestled deep into valleys.
From Valais, we crossed the Simplon Pass, took the famous Centovalli road, and finally arrived in Ticino. From there, we climbed up the Lucomagno valley. Finally, we crossed the winding San Bernardino Pass, which connects Ticino to Graubünden.
Throughout our journey, we wondered where the cows were. On the way up we spotted them, spending their summers on the alpine pastures where they graze on fresh grass, alpine herbs and flowers. Their richly flavored milk is transformed into precious cheeses. It was a great pleasure to explore and discover this magnificent canton!
Our Discoveries in Ticino
Overview of the Canton
Land Area:2 812,21 km2
Population: 353 343 (December 2018)
Admission to the Swiss Confederation: 1803
The Lucomagno Cheese Trail
The Lucomagno Cheese Trail is a hiking path that connects Passo Lucomagno to Aquacalda. It is an easy 7.8 km path that crosses the alpages (mountain pastures), pine forests, and cheese dairies. It is perfect for families with children to enjoy panoramic views while hiking the winding paths. Don’t forget to visit the cheese dairies along the way and taste some of their unique specialties. For more information, visit https://www.ticino.ch/en/itineraries/details/The-Lucomagno-cheese-route/138414.html