Locarno-Ascona-Monte Verità


Description of the itinerary:

This pleasant route winds around Locarno and Ascona allowing to visit places of interest and beauty along the way.

Starting from the Locarno town center, continue along the lake towards the Maggia delta, passing the modern Lido Locarno swimming complex (open year-round) and the Camellia Park, especially stunning in March and April. Once you reach the delta, follow the dirt road along the Maggia river bank and cross the river on the footbridge, which will bring you to the agricultural area known as Terreni alla Maggia.

Continue on this route until you reach the port, the golf course, and the Lido di Ascona swimming area. Only a few more minutes until you find yourself in the picturesque town of Ascona, with its charming piazza lined with restaurants and cafés, where you can stop for a well-earned break. 

The most athletic can take the climb to Monte Verità. The descent towards Losone then takes you past the Siberia skating rink and on towards Locarno again.

Requested time: approx. 1h30