Via Alta Vallemaggia

Foto: Marco Volken

The first hour is spent leisurely climbing up the vast green slopes of Alpe Masnee, lit by the morning sun, as a warm-up for the trek ahead. You then continue along a rocky stretch, with the little gem of Lake Froda on your right, guiding you to Poncione di Braga. 

Your destination, however, is not the summit, but Bocchetta della Froda, a wide saddle on your right. The pass offers a sweeping view of countless peaks, first of all the Basòdino, the second highest massif in the Ticino Alps, crowned by its glacier, the largest in the canton. From there, the trail continues downhill towards the Robièi valley. If you are lucky, you may even see a herd of ibexes grazing up close. The path eases out and goes on to skirt Lago Nero and then Lago Bianco. You eventually reach Robièi, a popular destination for local hikers as well as hikers from further afield, connected to the Bavona Valley by a cable car.

Technical Data

  • Stage length

    10,3 km

  • Height difference ascent

    830 m

  • Height difference descent

    980 m

  • Maximum height

    2708 m

  • Duration

    04:45 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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