Alpe di Neggia-Poncino della Croce-Vira Gambarogno
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Alpe di Neggia
Photo: Mariano Berri, Ascona-Locarno Tourism
Day hike in sunny Gambarogno. Scenic ridge hike to Poncino della Croce on red and white mountain trail.
Distance 11.9 km
Highest point1,707 m
Lowest point206 m
The Alpe di Neggia can be reached by bus via a winding road from Vira. The red and white tour starts through the Val Vadina in the direction of Tamaretto. The long mountain ridge that extends to Poncino della Croce can be seen from afar. A little below the crest, the trail follows the lightly wooded mountain range. On reaching the ridge, where the path continues up and down, the landscape changes. A fantastic view of Lake Maggiore and the Magadino plain rewards the climb. On the grass-covered ridge, the trail goes below the Poncione del Macello, over the Cimetto to the Uomo del Sasso. The large summit cross, which gives the Poncino della Croce its name, is enthroned on the summit. The trail zigzags down through the forest to the Monti di Vira and finally all the way down to Vira on the lake. From here you can take the bus, train or boat.
Alpe di Neggia-Poncione del Macello-Cimetto-Poncino della Croce-Uomo del Sasso-Monti di Vira-Monda-Vira (Gambarogno)
From Locarno train station: Take the S20 in the direction of Castione-Arbedo. Change in Cadenzzo. Continue with bus 350 in the direction of Dirinella. Get off at Magadino, Casa Comunale. Bus 352 direction Indemini, Paese. Get off at Alpe di Neggia. From Cadenazzo, depending on the connection, it is possible to continue by train S30 in the direction of Gallarate. Get off at Magadino-Vira.
From Vira Gambarogno: Take bus 350 in the direction of S. Antonino, Centri Commerciali. In Cadenazzo change to the S20 direction Locarno. Alternatively, take bus 350 to Magadino and continue by boat to Locarno.
32T 488053 5106350
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