Via Alta Vallemaggia

Featuring grassy ridges, scree slopes, Alpine lakes, small snowfields, wildflower meadows, rocky ridges, larch woods and passages equipped with chains, the Via Alta Vallemaggia offers a unique trekking experience for hikers seeking a ridgeway adventure in the Vallemaggia region.

The route traverses pre-Alpine landscapes with views across Lake Maggiore and decidedly Alpine landscapes including the Basodino glacier, with two variants to the north. It covers 200 km divided into 19 sections and alternates between red-and-white trails and blue-and-white Alpine tracks, including sections with difficulty ratings of up to T5–. Given the length of this multi-stage trail, it can be completed in various stages according to your preferences.

Covering around 200 km, the Via Alta Vallemaggia trekking route traverses a wide variety of landscapes with various types of accommodation and varying degrees of difficulty. 

Trekking dei camosci

A spectacular landscape of ridges, rocks, pastures and refuges.

A linear trekking route for expert excursionists running from the blue waters of Lake Maggiore through a challenging Alpine landscape of rock and scree with some airy sections.

Trekking dei laghetti

A journey of discovery through a landscape of blue lakes and skies.

A circular trekking route for those keen to explore the spectacular diverse landscape of the Alps, running along the foot of the Basodino glacier, with accommodation manned by wardens.

Trekking delle aquile

A linear ridgeway route ideal for families with children seeking an unforgettable experience in the mountains as well as for beginners seeking their first ridgeway adventure.

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Territorio e Montagne pulite

Sulla via della sostenibilità - La nostra Associazione aderisce al progetto: gli escursionisti sono sensibilizzati sulle particolarità che comporta la gestione di una capanna, mentre i gestori fanno il possibile per utilizzare prodotti con un basso impatto sull’ambiente.

Snow on the mountain trails

Is it summer? Yes, but not everywhere. Many canals are still covered by residual snowfields and will still be there for a long time, thus becoming dangerous, especially in the morning because they are frozen. We recommend you to inform yourself properly about the current conditions by contacting the Alpine huts guardians.

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Giornata inaugurale nuova Via Alta Vallemaggia

Sabato 24 luglio 2021 a Fusio l'Associazione Via Alta Vallemaggia propone una giornata di festa volta a sottolineare il completamento dell’itinerario in quota che si sviluppa in 19 tappe e copre 200 km. Seguiranno maggiori dettagli.


In cammino sul crinale

Vivi le emozioni della Via Alta Vallemaggia dal 21 dicembre 2020 al 2 gennaio 2021, da lunedì a sabato, alle 20.40 su RSI LA 1.

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What's new in the bookstore

The new book on the Via Alta Vallemaggia, by the author Roberto Buzzini, with contributions by Bruno Donati, Marco Volken, Christian Ferrari and Romano Venziani, is on sale. 320 pages, Salvioni Edizioni. More information (PDF)

One night for two in tent

Sleeping in one of the tents managed by the Alpine huts located along the Via Alta Vallemaggia allows you to safely discover the most adventurous side of the mountain without giving up the usual services. Flyer (PDF)

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    Is it summer? Yes, but not everywhere. Many canals are still covered by residual snowfields and will still be there for a long time, thus becoming dangerous, especially in the morning because they are frozen. We recommend you to inform yourself properly about the current conditions by contacting the Alpine huts guardians.