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Bolle di Magadino

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  • Bolle di Magadino
    Bolle di Magadino
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The protected area around the mouth of the rivers Ticino and Verzasca, is the ideal place for walks and to observe flora and fauna. 

easy
Distance 6 km
1:30 h
36 m
36 m
200 m
194 m

The Bolle di Magadino, a nature reserve of international importance, is an exciting medowy countryside and one of the last natural deltas in Switzerland. To discover it and learn more about it, there are information boards along the marked paths. A simple walk that has its charm in every season and presents itself from a different interesting side. In winter it is a rather barren place, which makes it very mystical. If you are lucky, you can see wild animals here during the winter months. It is advisable to visit the Bolle di Magadino in the afternoon, as they are shaded in the morning hours.

 Magadino can be reached by boat from Locarno. On foot you then reach the Bolle, where the various walks are indicated on a board. 

Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Highest point
200 m
Lowest point
194 m
Best time of year
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Track types

Asphalt 4.75%Dirt road 1.14%Forested/wild trail 16.24%Path 70.50%Road 7.35%
Asphalt
0.3 km
Dirt road
0.1 km
Forested/wild trail
1 km
Path
4.2 km
Road
0.4 km
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Start

Magadino, Casa Comunale
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'709'397E 1'111'684N
DD
46.147762, 8.854589
DMS
46°08'51.9"N 8°51'16.5"E
UTM
32T 488770 5110475
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Destination

Magadino, Casa Comunale

Turn-by-turn directions

Magadino, Casa Comunale-Bolle di Magadino-Magadino. Casa Comunale

Public transport

From Locarno: with the boat to Magadino.

Return from Magadino: with the boat to Locarno. More information: https://www.ascona-locarno.com/en/commons/details/Navigazione-Lago-Maggiore/92074

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'709'397E 1'111'684N
DD
46.147762, 8.854589
DMS
46°08'51.9"N 8°51'16.5"E
UTM
32T 488770 5110475
w3w 
Get there by train, car, bike, or on foot!

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
easy
Distance
6 km
Duration
1:30 h
Ascent
36 m
Descent
36 m
Highest point
200 m
Lowest point
194 m
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