The ibex goat path

Thanks to the activities of the local Alpine society, a new path that connects the Scaletta cabin to the Bovarina has finally been created. It's not only one path linking two cabins, but a path between the regions of «Lucomagno, Piora, Leventina» and «Greina, valli dei Grigioni, Luzzone, Adula».

The path is diverse and spreads out in a unique environment that will impress the excursionist with its beauty: watching the ibex goats from above that walk along rocky ledges (hence the path's name), admiring the slow stride of the chamois on the Sasso Lanzone peak, or noticing the eagle flying only a few metres above the path, are some of the fascinating aspects on the itinerary.

Marked with attentive care by mountain professionals, the path meets two ponds (Uffiern 10 min. from the passage with the same name) which are among the most beautiful in the Alps. Follow the ridges until you reach 3000 metres, with strikingly beautiful glacier tops which offer a fresh breeze.

Crossing the flat carpets of moss, where walking is easy- as if slightly above the ground- and passing carbon-coloured rocks, you can admire the colours of nature with the intense blue of Lake Retico, the green of the grassy slopes above Bovarina and the yellow-green larches in the forest.


DepartureCapanna Scaletta
ArrivalCapanna Bovarina
Suitable for
Itinerary features
10.48 KM
Friday 23 February
MAX 5° / MIN -3°
rainfall 70%
wind light
Weather forecast for the next days

6° -2°

4° -2°

2° -5°

0° -7°

1° -8°
  • Waterproof clothing, light and warm
  • Hiking boots
  • Gloves, sun cap, change of clothes
  • Backpack maximum 5-8 kg
  • First aid kit with penknife
  • Sleeping bag for overnight in alpine hut
  • Torch, sunglasses, sun cream, water-bottle
  • Hiking map/topographic map
  • Compass
  • Camera
  • Food
  • Raincover for backpacks


Montagnepulite: This project was born to promote an effective management and sustainable use of mountain huts in Ticino, and in particular the litter management. The responsible management of litter in the mountains is a matter of common sense. We can all contribute:


Tourism Organization Addresses

Bellinzonese e Alto Ticino
Sede Valle di Blenio

Zona Lavorceno
CH-6718 Olivone
T +41 91 872 14 87
F +41 91 872 15 12
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