Winter Hiking recommended route

Coglio - Maggia

Winter Hiking · Ascona-Locarno
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Winter hike along the sunny slopes of the Maggia valley. A beautiful tour for sunny winter days above the river Maggia.

moderate
Distance 4.6 km
1:40 h
221 m
241 m
523 m
328 m

From Coglio, accessible by bus no. 315, the trail leads through the pretty centre of the small village. Above the village, turn right onto the hiking trail in direction of Maggia. The panoramic path runs through the sparse forest at the beginning, then over meadows, stone slabs and stairs in the open terrain. You reach a crossroads where stone steps lead directly down to Maggia, or you continue up the stairs and follow the signs to the Cappella della Pioda, a small chapel whose origins probably date back to the 15th century. After the short climb, you can already make out the small chapel and the heroic vineyard below. From the chapel, the path descends steeply to Maggia, where the bus departs. Those who wish can return to Coglio along the Maggia river.

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Zoe Pieren 
Update: May 05, 2023
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Highest point
523 m
Lowest point
328 m
Best time of year
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Track types

Asphalt 12.48%Dirt road 3.13%Forested/wild trail 4.07%Path 74.33%Road 5.96%
Asphalt
0.6 km
Dirt road
0.1 km
Forested/wild trail
0.2 km
Path
3.4 km
Road
0.3 km
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Start

Coglio
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'695'934E 1'124'905N
DD
46.268725, 8.683084
DMS
46°16'07.4"N 8°40'59.1"E
UTM
32T 475579 5123954
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Destination

Maggia

Public transport

From Locarno railway station, take bus no. 315 (Vallemaggia) to Coglio. For the return journey in Maggia, take bus no. 315 back towards Locarno or further into the valley in direction of Cavergno.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'695'934E 1'124'905N
DD
46.268725, 8.683084
DMS
46°16'07.4"N 8°40'59.1"E
UTM
32T 475579 5123954
w3w 
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
4.6 km
Duration
1:40 h
Ascent
221 m
Descent
241 m
Highest point
523 m
Lowest point
328 m
Linear route Scenic Family-friendly Dog-friendly

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