This is the most physically demanding section of the route, making it the perfect start to the adventure.
The trek begins in Fusio, a village clinging to the mountain with both traditional and eclectic architecture. From there, the trail climbs through larch woods, then up a steep stretch to Alpe di Röd and on to Bocchetta di Pisone, a pass neglected by hikers for decades and relaunched with this trekking route. On the other side of the pass is the Peccia Valley, famous for its marble. Below lies the only white marble quarry in Switzerland. After a short, steep descent of almost 1000 meters and crossing over to the opposite slope, the trail continues along a natural ledge and then uphill to the Poncione di Braga mountain hut, a tranquil retreat. The first stage is the most demanding of the entire Trekking. Alternatively, those who prefer a progressive start can go to Piano diPeccia by PostBus (Fusio-Peccia, Peccia-Piano di Peccia).
- Ostello Fusio (1289m)
- Antica Osteria Dazio (1289m)
- Hotel Fusio (1289m)
- Villa Pineta (1289m)
- Capanna Poncione di Braga (2003m)
Height difference ascent
Height difference descent
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