Via Alta Vallemaggia

Foto: Roberto Buzzini

Randinascia: a small idyll; a microcosm of small valleys, peat bogs, alluvial plains, rocks smoothed by the action of the glacier, fascinating vestiges of a centuries-old human presence at the foot of the Basòdino, and home to an extraordinarily rich flora.

The shortest section of the trek is a good excuse to stop and admire the beauty of the landscape, listen to the silence and breathe in the scents: there is no hurry. The trail then continues towards Bocchetta di Val Maggia and over into the Piedmont region: Welcome to the upper Formazza Valley, the home of the Walser people, who settled there in the early 13th century. The German dia-lect of the upper Valais was once spoken here, as evidenced by the names of the lakes-Boden Lakes (Bodenseen); Lake Castel (Kastelsee); Toggia Lake (Fischsee). At Alpe Toggia is the Maria Luisa refuge, where you will be spending the night.

Technical Data

  • Stage length

    9,6 km

  • Height difference ascent

    840 m

  • Height difference descent

    530 m

  • Maximum height

    2633 m

  • Duration

    04:00 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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