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Avegno-Ponte Brolla-Avegno

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All-season waymarked (red-and-white) footpath through Avegno and the dense forests of Ponte Brolla.
moderate
Distance 8.6 km
2:45 h
273 m
273 m
343 m
252 m

From Avegno, a village awarded the Wakker Prize in 1982 for its traditional character, a well signposted (red-and-white) footpath heads towards Ponte Brolla. Above the village, the path climbs steadily through the woods to Bivio Monteggia: here, the descent begins on a well-prepared path to the main road, where you cross the old railway bridge.

It's worth pausing on the bridge to admire the gorges of Ponte Brolla, shaped and polished by the water. When you reach the other side, pass the grotti and head back into the forest. The trees provide welcome shade in the summer and make the ascent of the stone steps that much more pleasant.

The path follows the river Maggia for some of the time – again in summer, you might like to take in dip in the water. At Avegno cross the footbridge and return to the village.

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Author
Mariano Berri 
Update: February 22, 2024
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Highest point
343 m
Lowest point
252 m
Best time of year
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Track types

Asphalt 21.46%Forested/wild trail 7.91%Path 55.74%Road 14.87%
Asphalt
1.9 km
Forested/wild trail
0.7 km
Path
4.8 km
Road
1.3 km
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Safety information

Sentieri Svizzeri - Escursioni sicure

Start

Avegno
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'700'673E 1'117'976N
DD
46.205712, 8.743052
DMS
46°12'20.6"N 8°44'35.0"E
UTM
32T 480177 5116936
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Destination

Avegno

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

From Locarno railway station: bus 315 towards Cavergno, Paese. Alight at Avegno, Paese. Return from Avegno, Paese: Take the bus 315 towards Locarno Stazione. Alight at Locarno station. Further information: www.sbb.ch 

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'700'673E 1'117'976N
DD
46.205712, 8.743052
DMS
46°12'20.6"N 8°44'35.0"E
UTM
32T 480177 5116936
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Equipment

  • 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
  • Penknife
  • Mobile phone, headlight if necessary
  • Maps

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
8.6 km
Duration
2:45 h
Ascent
273 m
Descent
273 m
Highest point
343 m
Lowest point
252 m
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