Pentathlon del Boscaiolo



The popular Woodsmen Pentathlon is taking place in Sonogno on Saturday, the 14th of September.

It has now reached its 29th edition and is among the most followed-up cross country events of the Canton of Ticino. It yearly thrills 4-5 thousand people, whether they are professional forest rangers, young people or families. After Ticino’s woodsmen are competing with skill races (9am-1pm), the audience will be delighted with a local lunch consisting in polenta, “formaggio” (cheese) and cooked mortadella! Food stands will be open all day, focussing particularly on our local products. At 2pm the younger ones will have the chance to compete as well, thanks to the mini pentathlon. Then you can admire the instant work of the wooden chainsaw sculptures and witness an exciting climbing race. The award ceremony is taking place at 5pm. If you like, you can still stay for dinner and enjoy some live music at the big tent within the ice rink.

You can also visit our exhibition of machines and specialised articles, as well as a traditional market with our agri-food and handmade products, open all day.

For your mobility, you can always make use of our shuttle buses headed to Sonogno (single or return journeys), which leave regularly from the valley’s main parking sites Brione Verzasca, Gerra Verzasca and Frasco.

Free entry.


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