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Bosco Gurin-laghetti alpini-Bosco Gurin

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  • Bosco Gurin
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Round walk from Bosco Gurin to glacier lakes – Lake Schwarz (Lago Melo) and Lake Üssera (Lago Pero). Rare plants in an alpine setting at more than 2400 m in altitude.
moderate
Distance 10.5 km
5:10 h
1,097 m
1,097 m
2,436 m
1,497 m

From the Walser village of Bosco Gurin, you follow the red-and-white waymarked path over alpine pastures and rock slabs to the Bann alp, before climbing over large boulders to reach the little lake.

The ascent to Lake Schwarz is no longer so steep: it probably owes its name (black) to its very dark colour. Flocks of sheep are a feature of this stony alpine area in summer. Continue through the scree to Lake Üssera before descending to the Üsser and Endra Staful alpine pastures.

The descent through the larch forest back to Bosco Gurin is again very steep. Back in Bosco Gurin (check the bus timetable from/to here in advance), why not visit the Walserhaus Museum to learn more about the history of this enclave?

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Highest point
2,436 m
Lowest point
1,497 m
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Track types

Asphalt 7.97%Forested/wild trail 0.54%Path 91.48%
Asphalt
0.8 km
Forested/wild trail
0.1 km
Path
9.6 km
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Safety information

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Start

Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'681'230E 1'129'970N
DD
46.316227, 8.493251
DMS
46°18'58.4"N 8°29'35.7"E
UTM
32T 460985 5129308
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Public transport

From Locarno railway station: bus 315 towards Cavergno, Paese. Alight at Cevio, Centro and change to 331 to Bosco Gurin, Paese (2 min walk to change the bus stop).

Return from Bosco Gurin: Bus 331 to Cevio, Posta. 2 min walk to Cevio, Centro. Take the bus 315 towards Locarno Stazione. Alight at Locarno station. Further information:

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'681'230E 1'129'970N
DD
46.316227, 8.493251
DMS
46°18'58.4"N 8°29'35.7"E
UTM
32T 460985 5129308
w3w 
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
10.5 km
Duration
5:10 h
Ascent
1,097 m
Descent
1,097 m
Highest point
2,436 m
Lowest point
1,497 m
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