Via Alta Vallemaggia

Foto: Roberto Buzzini

From there, the trail gradually leads you to a woodland landscape. The path is flanked by a wide variety of woodland, with sweeping views and distant horizons gradually giving way to vegetation and to that sense of inner peace and harmony that only trees can convey.

The section between the Bassa Pass and the Maggia Pass also offers a magnificent view of the Lodano valley, a region listed on UNESCO World Heritage for its precious ancient beech woods and home to the first forest reserve of the Maggia Valley, created in 2010. After a short hike to the Madone Mountain, the trail continues to Mount Pino, located on a ridge affording breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. There follows a steep descent to the Garina Pass. The path then levels out, passing the fascinating Sasièl oratory, and continues downhill to Loco, the main village of Onsernone. The trekking adventure ends here, perhaps with a visit to the Ristorante della Posta or the Onsernone Museum.

Technical Data

  • Stage length

    10,6 km

  • Height difference ascent

    370 m

  • Height difference descent

    1530 m

  • Maximum height

    2017 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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