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Brione sopra Minusio-Monti di Lego-Brione sopra Minusio

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Hike to the Monti di Lego, an idyllic settlement above Lake Maggiore. The ideal spot to enjoy nature or snap a unique holiday photo.
moderate
Distance 11.4 km
4:35 h
925 m
925 m
1,113 m
429 m
By bus to Brione sopra Minusio (Chiesa), where the circular walk starts. Minusio is a residential area above Locarno, which is very popular not least because of the view. Walk up through the houses to the start of the red and white hiking trail, in the direction of Contra. Soon you pass the "Capèla Rota", a chapel that was never completed. A little further on, you cross the little stream over the arched bridge "El Ponte del Sipp". From Contra, mostly up through the forest to the settlement of Corte del Bafa. The last stretch to Monti di Lego is on the Sentiero Verzasca (SwitzerlandMobility no. 74). Monti di Lego is a small paradise to enjoy peace, views and nature. The little church, the small lake and the Capanna Grotto Monti di Lego (open April-October) make this a very special place. Take trail no. 74 back through the forest to Resa di dentro and down to Viona and Brione sopra Minusio, where the bus leaves.
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Mariano Berri 
Update: April 15, 2024
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Highest point
1,113 m
Lowest point
429 m
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Track types

Asphalt 22.41%Forested/wild trail 4.04%Path 70.90%Road 2.63%
Asphalt
2.6 km
Forested/wild trail
0.5 km
Path
8.1 km
Road
0.3 km
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Start

Brione sopra Minusio, Chiesa
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'706'220E 1'115'529N
DD
46.182851, 8.814357
DMS
46°10'58.3"N 8°48'51.7"E
UTM
32T 485672 5114380
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Destination

Brione sopra Minusio, Chiesa

Turn-by-turn directions

Brione sopra Minusio, Chiesa, Tendrasca-Resa di dentro-Monti di Lego-Contra-Brione sopra Minusio, Chiesa

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

From Locarno train station: Take bus 3 or 4 to Brione s. Minusio, Chiesa.

From Brione s. Minusio: Take bus 3 or 4 to Locarno, Stazione.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'706'220E 1'115'529N
DD
46.182851, 8.814357
DMS
46°10'58.3"N 8°48'51.7"E
UTM
32T 485672 5114380
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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
moderate
Distance
11.4 km
Duration
4:35 h
Ascent
925 m
Descent
925 m
Highest point
1,113 m
Lowest point
429 m
Public-transport-friendly Round trip Scenic Refreshment stops available

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