Via Alta Vallemaggia

Foto: Roberto Buzzini

Randinascia is 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. 

It is the perfect place to stop and soak up the stunning landscape, enjoy the silence of Nature and breathe in the scents. There’s no hurry: today’s leg of the trek is short 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 dialect of the upper Valais was once spoken here, as evidenced by the names of the lakes: Boden Lakes (Bodenseen), Lake Castel (Kastelsee) and 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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