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The walnut trail
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“Sentiero della noce”, the walnut trail, runs across the Bleggio area, where for centuries people have been growing walnut trees, the typical product of the valley endorsed by the Slow Food movement. The walnut is the heart of this territory, characterized by a picturesque scenery peppered with historic rural hamlets, and the itinerary reveals tucked-away corners and lanes off the beaten path.

Itinerary: Santa Croce, Bivedo, Larido, Marcè, Cavrasto, Santa Croce.
The route is signposted with corten steel signs.

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Route info
6,8 km
Activity time
2 h 15 min
193 m
193 m
Technical skills
Physical effort
Highest point
765 m
Lowest point
604 m
The walnut plantation along the path.
Safety guidelines

-plan with care your itinerary

-choose an itinerary that suits your physical condition

-choose carefully the appropriate equipment

-check the weather forecast

-if you walk alone it could be more dangerous

-tell someone where you’re going and when you’ll probably be back

-don’t hesitate to contact an expert if you think you’re going to need one

-pay attention to the signposts

-don’t hesitate to retrace your steps

-in case of accident call 112


Please note that the practicability of the itineraries in a mountain environment is strictly linked to the contingent conditions and is therefore influenced by natural phenomena, environmental changes and weather conditions. For this reason, the information contained in this page may have changed. Before leaving for a tour, make sure the path you will approach is still accessible by contacting the owner of the mountain hut, the alpine guides or the visitor centres of the nature parks, the info offices of the local tourist board.

Punto di partenza
S. Croce, Bleggio Superiore

The walnut trail starts behind Santa Croce’s town hall. Lined with centuries-old walnut trees, it reaches the town of Bivedo, following in some parts the Stations of the Cross. In Bivedo, reach the church and, after crossing the main road leading to Larido, continue walking down for a few hundred metres until you join on the right a country lane leading to a nursery called Confraternita della Noce del Bleggio where saplings are grown and tree grafting is practiced. Continue ahead and, after passing a farm, you will see on the left a lane running downhill through fields dotted with walnut trees. Continue on this lane towards Marcè, cross the main road (strada provinciale) and arrive in Cavrasto. Here, after passing the church square and a group of rural houses, you will come to the main road. Cross the road and descend into a walnut tree plantation. Follow the signs to find the path. Pass a shrine and continue for Maton. Here, follow the trail to the right through the crop fields and continue on the road for Santa Croce. Pass near the church and after crossing the road walk along alongside the Santa Croce monument to return to the starting point of this walk.


How to get there
From Ponte Arche/Comano Terme continue towards Bleggio until you reach Santa Croce (4 km).
Where to park
Parking lot at the town hall.

-hiking backpack

-trekking shoes

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