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Cimalmotto-Passo Quadrella-Bosco Gurin

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  • Passo Quadrella
    Passo Quadrella
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A walk through enchanting forest scenery in the realm of the Walsers. The tour is crowned by a 360° panorama from the Passo Quadrella.
moderate
Distance 8.1 km
3:40 h
801 m
685 m
2,137 m
1,380 m

Take the bus (which runs 2-3 times a day) from Cevio to Cimalmotto. The red-and-white waymarked path climbs gently from Cimalmotto towards Cavà. Coniferous forests adorn this area, and in autumn the larch – a fan of high altitudes – colours everything in gold.

From there you continue to the Alpe Quadrella, which was farmed until about 2000, and then steeply to the eponymous pass, which offers views of Campo Vallemaggia and Bosco Gurin.

The descent zigzags down to Chumma through the Valle di Bosco Gurin to the only German-speaking village in the Ticino, Bosco Gurin; it's also the highest in the canton. The Walser village is replete with culture and history, all waiting to be discovered at the Walserhaus Museum.

The bus from here to Cevio runs several times a day (make a note of the times in advance).

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Highest point
2,137 m
Lowest point
1,380 m
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Track types

Asphalt 24.14%Forested/wild trail 0.62%Path 75.23%
Asphalt
2 km
Forested/wild trail
0.1 km
Path
6.1 km
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Safety information

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Start

Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'681'055E 1'126'434N
DD
46.284434, 8.490371
DMS
46°17'04.0"N 8°29'25.3"E
UTM
32T 460740 5125777
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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). Alight at Cerentino and takte bus no. 332 to Cimalmotto.

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
2'681'055E 1'126'434N
DD
46.284434, 8.490371
DMS
46°17'04.0"N 8°29'25.3"E
UTM
32T 460740 5125777
w3w 
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
8.1 km
Duration
3:40 h
Ascent
801 m
Descent
685 m
Highest point
2,137 m
Lowest point
1,380 m
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