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Brissago-Pizzo Leone-Ronco sopra Ascona

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  • Pizzo Leone
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This route passes through an inaccessible area and is therefore closed. Current information
With Lake Maggiore at your feet, discover the highlands above Brissago. The contrast from the lake to the summit is a truly special experience.
closed
moderate
Distance 16.2 km
6:50 h
1,536 m
1,383 m
1,643 m
213 m
By bus or boat to Brissago, where the red and white tour to Pizzo Leone starts. The trail leads through the houses and streets to Gadero, where the hiking trail begins, and you enter a beautiful natural landscape. Past a few hamlets up to Alpe di Naccio, a very green and spacious alp. Traverse westwards along the ridge of Urione and climb steeply around the mountain for the last hundred metres to the summit. From Pizzo Leone you have a fantastic view over the lake and the surrounding mountains. Over the ridge of the Urione down to the Alpe di Naccio and continue in a large arc via Pozzuolo to Porera. In Pozzuolo there is a small church and not far from Porera there are the traditional grotti (typical restaurants) Da Peo and Ginestra, where you can stop for a bite to eat. Zigzag back down towards the lake, to Ronco sopra Ascona. This is where the bus leaves.
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Mariano Berri 
Update: January 03, 2024
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Highest point
1,643 m
Lowest point
213 m
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Track types

Asphalt 18.78%Dirt road 1.04%Forested/wild trail 1.79%Path 77.06%Road 1.30%
Asphalt
3 km
Dirt road
0.2 km
Forested/wild trail
0.3 km
Path
12.5 km
Road
0.2 km
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Safety information

Sentieri Svizzeri - Escursioni sicure

Start

Brissago, Municipio
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'698'374E 1'108'444N
DD
46.120316, 8.711268
DMS
46°07'13.1"N 8°42'40.6"E
UTM
32T 477691 5107456
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Destination

Ronco sopra Ascona, Posta

Turn-by-turn directions

Brissago, Municipio-Cartogna-Monti di Porta-Naccio-Pizzo Leone-Naccio-Porera-Non-Ronco sopra Ascona, Posta

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

From Locarno train station: Take bus 316 in the direction of Brissago, Co' di Campo. Get off at Brissago, Posta.

From Ronco s. Ascona: Bus 314 direction Losone, Ponte Maggia. Change to bus 7 in the direction of Locarno, Piazza Stazione. Depending on the connection, from Ronco s. Ascona the bus goes directly to Locarno.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'698'374E 1'108'444N
DD
46.120316, 8.711268
DMS
46°07'13.1"N 8°42'40.6"E
UTM
32T 477691 5107456
w3w 
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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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Status
closed
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
16.2 km
Duration
6:50 h
Ascent
1,536 m
Descent
1,383 m
Highest point
1,643 m
Lowest point
213 m
Public-transport-friendly Round trip Scenic Refreshment stops available

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