This is exactly what makes Ticino not only a destination for trail runners, but also popular for races. The distances and steep climbs on which precisely such stories can be written. So, it's no wonder that these competitions are becoming increasingly popular internationally and even attract the world's elite to the southern canton. The Lake Maggiore region also hosts some of these races. The Vallemaggia Trail, which consists of two runs. 26 km - over the panoramic ridges of the Maggia Valley to Locarno directly to the Piazza Grande. The Vertical, from Gordevio straight up to Alpe Nimi. 6.4 km and 1500m ascent pure running pleasure in the Ticino Alps. Even the name promises spectacular moments: The Great Waterfall Skyrace Bavona. With the imposing waterfall of Foroglio in the background and the steep rocky Bocchetta della Crosa, the 24 km and 1785m altitude difference guarantee a lot of fun and a unique nature experience. The Basòdino Glacier is the largest glacier in Ticino. The run of the same name, Basòdino corsa in montagna, doesn't go all the way up to the glacier, but in 6.1 km and 1000m ascent, it takes you through breathtaking scenery high up to Robiei. The most famous race in Ticino, however, is the Scenic Trail, which attracts more than 3000 runners from over 70 countries to Tesserete in six spectacular races.
Do you also want to feel step by step nature under your feet, your breath quickening and your heart beating faster as you climb? Discover the Lake Maggiore region and its trails and who knows, maybe we can welcome you at a starting line, soon.