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Diga Verzasca-Monti di Motti-Diga Verzasca

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  • Selvatica, Valle Verzasca
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A round walk above Lake Vogorno to Monti di Motti. The walk starts and ends at the dam, which can be reached by car or bus (stop: "Diga Verzasca").
moderate
Distance 9.3 km
4:10 h
831 m
831 m
1,067 m
473 m

This delightful mountain tour starts at Switzerland's most famous dam, which played a starring role alongside James Bond due to his spectacular bungee jump (lesser mortals can copy him April-October). The route starts by following an asphalt and gravel lane, then a moderate red-white footpath.

Miescio is reached in less than an hour: a bench is provided at a vantage point for anyone needing a rest. Pass amongst the stone houses then zigzag up to the Monti di Metri and along a gravel road to Monti di Motti, the highest point of this tour. The 600-metre elevation gain is rewarded with panoramic views over Lake Maggiore, and the local osteria serves food and drink. The highlight is the little mountain lake with a pedalo.

The descent is very gentle, passing through Corte di Sopra and Lignasca, after which it zigzags steeply down to Fontöbbia: here, you return to the dam or take the bus (Locarno-Tenero-Sonogno route) from Berzona.

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Mariano Berri 
Update: September 27, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Highest point
1,067 m
Lowest point
473 m
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Track types

Asphalt 21.16%Forested/wild trail 5.51%Path 73.31%Road 0%
Asphalt
2 km
Forested/wild trail
0.5 km
Path
6.8 km
Road
0 km
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Rest stops

Osteria Grotto Monti Motti

Safety information

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

Start

Diga Verzasca
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'709'005E 1'116'941N
DD
46.195102, 8.850742
DMS
46°11'42.4"N 8°51'02.7"E
UTM
32T 488483 5115735
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Destination

Diga Verzasca

Turn-by-turn directions

Diga Verzasca-Selvatica-Vertum-Monti di Metri-Monti di Motti-Chignöo-Corte di Sopra-Monda-Lignasca-Fontöbbia-Selvatica-Diga Verzasca

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'709'005E 1'116'941N
DD
46.195102, 8.850742
DMS
46°11'42.4"N 8°51'02.7"E
UTM
32T 488483 5115735
w3w 
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
9.3 km
Duration
4:10 h
Ascent
831 m
Descent
831 m
Highest point
1,067 m
Lowest point
473 m
Public-transport-friendly Round trip Refreshment stops available Scenic

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