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Broglio-Capanna Tomeo-Prato Sornico

Long Distance Hiking · Ascona-Locarno
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A two-day hike through pristine scenery, starting and ending in the Lavizzara valley. A red-and-white waymarked mountain tour with multiple facets.
difficult
Distance 14.7 km
7:30 h
1,566 m
1,525 m
2,156 m
673 m

The starting point of this two-day mountain hike is Broglio; it includes an overnight stay at the Tomeo refuge.

In Broglio, you start by going down to the river and crossing the bridge. The path climbs gently to the Bivio Rifugio Corte Grande, then ascends through the Tomè valley to the Tomeo refuge, which is attended between June and October, although it remains open all year round.

The ascent to the Bassa di Pertüs is steep. Below are the green-blue waters of the Lago di Tomè. The path descends through the pristine Valle di Pertüs as steeply as it ascended. Once on the Alpe Pertüs the path flattens out and, from the Monti di Predee, the final leg to Prato Sornico is a welcome stroll.

Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Highest point
2,156 m
Lowest point
673 m
Best time of year
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Track types

Forested/wild trail 15.85%Path 80.93%Road 3.21%
Forested/wild trail
2.3 km
Path
11.9 km
Road
0.5 km
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Rest stops

Capanna Tomeo

Safety information

https://www.myswitzerland.com/en-ch/welcome-to-switzerlands-hiking-trails.html 

Start

Broglio
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'693'971E 1'136'876N
DD
46.376678, 8.660037
DMS
46°22'36.0"N 8°39'36.1"E
UTM
32T 473855 5135956
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Destination

Prato Sornico

Public transport

From Locarno railway station: bus 315 towards Cavergno, Paese. Alight at Cevio, Centro Bignasco, Posta and change to 334 to Fusio, Paese. Alight at the bus stop Broglio, Paese.

Return from Prato Sornico: Bus 334 to Bignasco, Posta. Take the bus 315 towards Locarno Stazione. Alight at Locarno station. Further information:

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'693'971E 1'136'876N
DD
46.376678, 8.660037
DMS
46°22'36.0"N 8°39'36.1"E
UTM
32T 473855 5135956
w3w 
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
14.7 km
Duration
7:30 h
Ascent
1,566 m
Descent
1,525 m
Highest point
2,156 m
Lowest point
673 m
Multi-stage route Scenic Refreshment stops available Cultural/historical interest Geological highlights Flora Fauna

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  • 2 Stages
Long Distance Hiking · Ascona-Locarno
Stage 1: Broglio-Capanna Tomeo
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 1
Distance 4.5 km
Duration 2:22 h
Ascent 1,065 m
Descent 30 m

Past rushing streams, small waterfalls and abandoned pastures up to the Tomeo refuge.

from Mariano Berri,   Ascona-Locarno Tourism
Long Distance Hiking · Ascona-Locarno
Stage 2: Capanna Tomeo-Pertüs-Monti di Predee-Prato Sornico
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 2
Distance 10.2 km
Duration 3:54 h
Ascent 419 m
Descent 1,414 m

A steep yet varied hike featuring the blue of the Lago di Tomè and a steep descent through the lush green Valle di Pertüs.

from Mariano Berri,   Ascona-Locarno Tourism
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