Description of the itinerary:
This excursion starts at the church of Ronco : follow the main road direction Arcegno, pass the cemetery and climb towards Porano ( 652 m ). Turn left and follow the path in direction of Porera ( 1035 m ), where you will begin to climb down to Arcegno and Ascona, through woods and the small villages of Calzo ( 799 m ) and Brumo ( 401 m ), where you will find the main road Ronco - Arcegno.
The hill of the Balladrum ( 483 m ) is above you: just few minutes to go up there, and then the path goes down again towards Monte Verità and Ascona. It is possible to go down from Brumo till the lake and Ascona following the ancient roman route.
Requested time: approx. 4 h.