Passo del Lucomagno, a 5 stars road in the Swiss Alps
Lukmanier Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.915m (6,283ft) above the sea level, located in the Swiss Alps.
The road to the summit (also known as Cuolm Lucmagn, Lukmanierpass or Col du Lukmanier), is paved and connects the northern canton Grisons (Graubuenden) and the southern canton of Ticino.
It’s a well developed road with several serpentines. Thanks to its relative low altitude, the pass is usually open all year round. North of the pass, the road runs along the east shore of Lake Sontga Maria. At the level of the dam the pass road leads through an avalanche gallery which can be frozen even up in the early summer in the final section. So take care. The public busses from Disentis or Bellinzona/Olivone to the pass run only in summer and autumn. The summit hosts a hospice (Hospezi Santa Maria) with a lovely sun terrace with wind protection and excellent local food specialities for a good price quality ratio.