From palm trees to glaciers

Hiking Collection by
Ascona-Locarno

This Southern Swiss gem simply has it all. A mere moment ago you were sipping your espresso in the harbor of Ascano, now you find yourself balancing across massive dam walls on your way to the high alpine hut Cristallina. Hiking back towards the lake you seize the opportunity to explore ancient dwellings in the Vallemaggia just before you emerge into the dark chestnut forest around Rasa and take a dive into the emerald waters of the Verzasca river. In this region, there's a hike for every taste. What's your next tour going to be like? Our partner Ascona-Locarno helps you decide with this collection. Take a look on their website for more offers: ascona-locarno.com/excursions

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Tours & Highlights

  • Intermediate
    03:23
    8.31 mi
    2.5 mph
    75 ft
    100 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This easy hike along the lakeshore is just the thing for a quiet day that you would like to spend in one or the other café. Beautifully beautiful places and buildings are on the way and sweeten the walk. See for yourself:

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  • Difficult
    06:19
    8.67 mi
    1.4 mph
    3,125 ft
    3,125 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.
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  • Intermediate
    03:07
    5.66 mi
    1.8 mph
    1,550 ft
    1,550 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Fiume Calnègia rushes in your ears as you climb the stairs from Foroglio to Calnègia Valley. Once at the top, a gorgeous little valley awaits you, bursting with lush green meadows. Here the shepherds of antiquity once spent the early and late years, before they ascended to higher realms. But see for yourself:

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  • Difficult
    07:14
    10.0 mi
    1.4 mph
    3,675 ft
    3,700 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.
  • Difficult
    02:50
    5.23 mi
    1.8 mph
    1,250 ft
    1,250 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    The walk through the Verzasca Valley has a lot to offer: You cross the emerald-green eponymous river Verzasca on a medieval bridge to climb up to the deserted Maisässen Reviöra and Ca d Dént, where shepherds in the early and late years before the rise in even higher Climes stopped. But see for yourself:

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  • Intermediate
    02:59
    4.79 mi
    1.6 mph
    1,025 ft
    2,450 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    This undemanding hike crosses the grassy ridge of Mount Gambarogno and the Sant Anna Pass to end in the tranquil village of Indemini. On the way, breathtaking views of the deep Lago Maggiore beckon. See for yourself:

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    6
  • Distance
    42.7 mi
  • Duration
    25:52 h
  • Elevation
    10,700 ft

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