Via Alta Vallemaggia

Foto: Roberto Buzzini

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).

Technical Data

  • Stage length

    11,9 km

  • Height difference ascent

    1810 m

  • Height difference descent

    1100 m

  • Maximum height

    2478 m

  • Duration

    07:15 h

  • Difficulty


Attention! The walking times indicated refer to walking time without breaks and are calculated on the basis of parameters defined by Swiss Hiking Federation and experience. The actual walking times will therefore generally be higher, especially for longer stages.

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