Passo dell'Uomo – Passo del Sole – Olivone

24.2 km
3:30 h
466 mhd
1499 mhd

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Extensive bike tour in Ticino - for downhill freaks !
Technique 2/6
Fitness 3/6
Highest Point  2376 m
Lowest Point  883 m
Best Season
Lukmanier Pass
46.563571, 8.800588



We start on the Lukmanierpasshöhe in the Val Termine. The rough military road to the Passo dell'uomo is a bit tedious, but we have to earn today's downhill somehow. After the pass we soon change to a single trail and cross the western flank of the Pizzo delle Colombe (Campanitt). It is not snow that dazzles us on the way, but the dolomite, which fills sugar-shaped gutters and paths or lies chunks on the meadows. 

Once we have reached the Passo del sole, we can celebrate. A gentle valley lies in front of us, green alpine pastures as far as the eye can see and a small lake, the Lago dei Canali. And we have an unobstructed view of the Rheinwaldhorn with its eternal snow.

Let's go - on the long, very long descent to Olivone. Always on the left side of the Ri di lareccio we let it roll until we reach the tree line with gnarled larches and alpine rose bushes. Before Alp Lareccio we have to turn right and follow a steeper path towards Stabbio Vecchio. On a road via Pian Segno it gets a bit more comfortable for a while, then we cross the pass road and change again to a single trail. We are now on the historic pass route of the mules and traders, on the Via Romana, which leads to Olivone. The landscape is very varied, we drive through floodplain and fir forests, along streams and past pretty rusticis. Particularly worth seeing is Sommascona, from where we are only a few minutes away from Olivone.

By bus we return to the Lukmanier Pass.


Refreshment stops on the way Campra and Camperio


The Lukmanier Pass is a popular hiking area. Wandervögel on the way.

Please register the bike transport for the Blenio bus: or 091 862 31 72


From the Lukmanier Pass we follow the bike route to Val Termine to the Passo dell'uomo. We stay on the road that continues in a westerly direction. This is followed by a turn to the left onto the hiking trail to passo del sole. Downhill on the marked hiking trail until shortly before Lareccio. Turn right and right again at the next hiking trail sign. This is followed by the descent to Stabbio vecchio. We meet a road and follow it to Stabbio nuovo. About 200 meters before the pass road we turn right onto the hiking trail. We come to the pass route. On the other side of the road we find the hiking trail to Campra. In Campra we cross under the pass road and turn right onto a road. This ends in Ör da Pü and continues on a hiking trail downhill. In Camperio we follow the signs to Sommascona and Olivone.


Public Transport

By train from Zurich or from Lucerne to Disentis. By Postbus to the Lukmnaier Pass

Anreise Information

By car from Lucerne or Zurich to Disentis. Junction to the Lukmanier Pass.


Parking at the top of the pass (free of charge)

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