schmetterlingsweg st sigmund distelfalter
schmetterlingsweg st sigmund distelfalter

Butterfly Path of San Sigismondo

On the sunny hill of San Sigismondo near Chienes, the Butterfly Path is located - a nice hint for a little walking tour in spring.

At the church of San Sigismondo we follow the road towards east, it proceeds slowly uphill. Bend by bend we walk up the hill and reach farms surrounded by a blooming landscape with meadows. No wonder, that here is the home of various butterflies: chalk-blue, painted lady, tortoiseshell, admiral, cabbage white, brimstone and skipper are attracted by thousands of blossoms.

The route proceeds again uphill for another short part before it leaves the asphalted road. At about 1,200 m asl it proceeds towards west. Past the Gugge farms now we walk downhill, along a forest path, which leads us to the Schifferegger farm, a mountain inn. From there it takes us another 20 minutes back to San Sigismondo.

Author: AT

Important: if you want to do this hiking tour, please take information about the current conditions on site!

Starting point: San Sigismondo near Chienes (village centre)
Signpost: Schmetterlingsweg (Butterfly Path - Gugge), 3, 4
Walking time: approx. 2.5 hours (in total)
Distance: approx. 7.5 km (circular route)
Altitude difference: 420 m
Altitude level: between 780 and 1,200 m asl
Experienced in: May 2015
Further information: Chienes tourist board, phone: +39 0474 565245

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