Alpine Pass San Bernardino Mesolcina Calanca

San Bernardino Pass

Passo (vista da Strada Alta)

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The San Bernardino Pass is a natural oasis easily accessible by the san bernardino pass. Starting point of numerous excursions or simply to relax at high altitude.


The wide and flat pass area is characterized by rounded reliefs, shaped by glaciers, which enclose numerous ponds, such as the Lago Moesola, and marshes of rare charm, ideal habitat for a flora of great naturalistic interest.

Noto since prehistoric times, the San Bernardino Pass has made Mesolcina a typical transit valley, open to cultural influences from the north and south, rich in historical and cultural testimonies and natural treasures. Already the Romans took advantage of this passage between the mountains to connect the Po Valley with the most recent territories to the north of the Alps.

This day the pass is used as an alternative to the motorway tunnel to indulge in a scenic detour, or as a place of recreation, thanks also to the Hospice and its restaurant.

In summer the Pass is a popular destination for hiking, biking and mountain biking, and during winter you can reach the pass with snowshoes or seal skin skis, or practice the trendy discipline of snowkite.


Public Transport

PostBus: Line 541 in the direction of Nufenen (departures every two hours in the summer season). Stop S. Bernardino, Ospizio


Responsible for this content Ente Turistico Regionale del Moesano San Bernardino, Mesolcina, Calanca.
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