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Photo: Mariano Berri, Ascona-Locarno Tourism
Circular hike between the Sopra- and Sottoceneri. Red and white tour in the midst of nature with Lake Maggiore at your feet.
Distance 11.8 km
Highest point1,962 m
Lowest point1,093 m
Winding up by bus or car to Alpe di Neggia, from where you head towards Monte Tamaro. The trail is always well marked and leads through the beautiful natural landscape of Gambarogno. Through the mostly sparse forest, then steeply up along the rock. Some sections are equipped with ropes that you can hold on to. Now you walk along the ridge to the summit, where you have a 360° view. A large arch leads through a wonderfully green landscape to the alp Montóia, where you can eata and drink. The trail leads down to Monti Sciaga and Monti Idacca. In Monti Sciaga, by the way, traditional rustici (stone houses) can be bought for CHF 1. This is a campaign to revitalise the area and generate fresh impetus. From here, the route alternates between hiking trail and road back to the Alpe di Neggia, where the bus departs again.
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From Locarno train station: Take the S20 in the direction of Castione-Arbedo. Get off at Cadenzzo. Continue with bus 350 in the direction of Dirinella. Get off at Magadino, Casa Comunale. Bus 352 to Indemini, Paese. Get off at Alpe di Neggia.
From Alpe di Neggia: Take bus 352 in the direction of Magadino, Casa Comunale. Get off at the Magadino-Vira stop. Bus 350 direction S. Antonino,Centri Commerciali. Change to the S20 at Cadenazzo. Alternatively, take bus 352 to Magadino and continue by boat to Locarno.
From Locarno, take the A13 to the large roundabout near Locarno airport. Take the first exit and continue in the direction of Bellinzona on Via Cantonale until Quartino. Take the Via Cantonale (direction Gambarogno/Luino) until Vira (Gambarogno). In Vira, before the town hall (Casa Comunale), turn left at the Indemini/Alpe di Neggia turn-off. A winding road (La Stráda d'Indéman) leads to the Alpe di Neggia in approx. 13 km.
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike
Hiking daypack (approx. 20 liters) with rain cover
Comfortable and sturdy footwear
Adequate and durable outdoor clothing in multiple layers
Telescope sticks if necessary,
Sun and rain protection
Snacks and drinking water
First aid kit
Mobile phone, headlight if necessary
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