Lugano Region - Chestnut Day

Day Trips & Excursions in The Jura Mountains

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A day dedicated to the world of chestnuts. Starting from Lamone train station and with a small bus you reach the Castagno-themed trail along the route from Arosio to Vezio. Subsequently, a food stop is scheduled directly in the chestnut woods with a local producer. On the way there will be the opportunity to collect chestnuts which the participants can take home to delight the whole family. The day continues at Vezio where the Chestnut Festival takes place. A traditional lunch based on local products will be served to the participants who will then have the opportunity to witness the loading of the Gra. In the afternoon the itinerary continues to Vezio. In Vezio, a shuttle bus will bring the participants back to Lamone station.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Chestnut Path, Arosio, Canton of Ticino, Swiss AlpsA Thematic path crossing five villages in the Alto Malcantone region, passing through woodlands with chestnut trees, birches, creeks and fields. Moreover, one can admire the view of the various villages and glimpse a panorama reaching until Monte Rosa.The Chestnut Path is a thematic path about 15 km long in the high region of the area, known as Alto Malcantone. Apart from evidencing the woodlands, the cultivations and the chestnut trees, the path has 7 marked educational points and offers information regarding the process of working chestnut wood and its derivatives.Immersed in a natural amphiteatre surrounded by the Gradiccioli Peaks, the view towards the south is a typical panorama of the Alto Malcantone characterized by a mosaic of villages, such as Mugena, Vezio and Fescoggia, that are harmoniously integrated between woods and open fields.For educational purposes, between Mugena and Vezio there is an edifice called a "metato", which is otherwise known as a "grà".This stone-built building is where the chestnuts are dried by exposing them on grates to moderate heat and smoke. By drying the chestnuts, the fruit can be conserved for several months.Duration: 3 hours

What’s included

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Professional guide
  • Round-trip shuttle bus

What’s not included

  • Drinks
  • Transportation to/from Lamone