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Val Bavona: Cevio-San Carlo-Cevio

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  • Val Bavona
    Val Bavona
    Photo: Alessio Pizzicannella, Ascona-Locarno Tourism
moderate
Distance 28.9 km
2:30 h
603 m
603 m
941 m
415 m

The tour starts in Cevio in Vallemaggia. It passes the school building and then follows national bike route no. 31 to Bignasco. After crossing the arched bridge, you meet the main road at the church and turn right towards Val Bavona. At times steep, sometimes flat or even slightly downhill, the route takes in all twelve settlements in the valley. Val Bavona still retains a traditional way of life. Indeed, most places (apart from San Carlo) are still off-grid here. There are plenty of attractions, including the Splüi (large overhanging rocks that serve as shelters), hanging meadows (boulders covered with soil to grow grass), the impressive Foroglio waterfall and much more. You can also stop off at one of the "grotto" restaurants. On reaching the last village, San Carlo, you return to Cevio following the same route.

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Author
Mariano Berri 
Update: February 15, 2024
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Highest point
941 m
Lowest point
415 m
Best time of year
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Track types

Asphalt 15.53%Forested/wild trail 1.23%Road 83.23%
Asphalt
4.5 km
Forested/wild trail
0.4 km
Road
24.1 km
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Start

Cevio
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'689'604E 1'130'179N
DD
46.317039, 8.601992
DMS
46°19'01.3"N 8°36'07.2"E
UTM
32T 469357 5129350
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Destination

Cevio

Turn-by-turn directions

Cevio-Bignasco-Cavergno-Foroglio-San Carlo-Foroglio-Cavergno-Bignasco-Cevio

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'689'604E 1'130'179N
DD
46.317039, 8.601992
DMS
46°19'01.3"N 8°36'07.2"E
UTM
32T 469357 5129350
w3w 
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Equipment

  • E-Bike/E-MTB
  • Exchangeable battery
  • Battery charger
  • Bike helmet
  • Cycling backpack (approx. 35 liters) with rain cover
  • Comfotable sneakers
  • Cycling shoes if necessary
  • Adequate and durable outdoor clothing in multiple layers
  • Cycling jersey if necessary
  • Change of clothes
  • Cycling gloves
  • Bicycle pump
  • Bicycle tools
  • Sun and rain protection
  • Snacks and drinking water
  • Drink bottle and convenient fixture
  • First aid kit
  • Mobile phone
  • Phone fixture for handlebar if necessary
  • Headlight and reflectors
  • Maps
  • Travel documents

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
28.9 km
Duration
2:30 h
Ascent
603 m
Descent
603 m
Highest point
941 m
Lowest point
415 m
Out and back Scenic Refreshment stops available eBike

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