Via Alta Vallemaggia


This is a very easy-going, relaxing trail, one that you can savour at a leisurely pace. Your first stop is at Corte Grande, followed by a longer well-deserved second stop at Piatto, dotted with small lakes. The third stop is at the spectacular Passo Fornale, and the fourth on the shores of Lake Mognola for a packed lunch, feet dipped in the water as you take in the intense blueness around you. You might even want to take a nap. 

The hardest challenge of the day will be to leave this enchanting spot. The fifth stop is at the small Alpine museum at Corte Mognola, and the sixth at Vacarisc di Fuori to buy some cheese. For a longer hike with fewer stops, you can take the turning for Canà at Lake Mognola to visit an extraordinary stone aqueduct. Your final stop will be at the terrace at Fusio, where you can take off your boots and relax with a glass in hand, a wonderful aroma emanating from the kitchen and a comfortable bed awaiting you: the perfect end to a perfect day!

Technical Data

  • Stage length

    8,6 km

  • Height difference ascent

    819 m

  • Height difference descent

    1186 m

  • Maximum height

    2328 m

  • Duration

    04:15 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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