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Gresso-Alpe di Biètri-Alpe Bassa-Gresso

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  • Gresso-Alpe Biètri-Alpe Bassa-Gresso
    Gresso-Alpe Biètri-Alpe Bassa-Gresso
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Round trip above Gresso. Day trip through the untouched nature of the Onsernone Valley, which convinces with its diverse landscape and charm.
moderate
Distance 7.9 km
4:25 h
965 m
965 m
1,843 m
994 m
By car or bus (bus direction Spruga, change at Russo) you reach Gresso, the starting and ending point of this wonderful day trip. Gresso is an idyllic village and is characterised by its beautiful houses with refined wooden balconies. The Onsernone Valley is known for its steep terrain. From the village, we enter the forest and climb steeply up to Monte, a small mountain settlement. On a mule track, over steps and lush pastures into the valley and up to the beautiful Alpe di Biètri. Another short climb and then down to Alpe Bassa, from where you have a fantastic view over the Valle di Vergeletto. The descent to Pian della Crosa is gentle and mostly in the forest, which is especially pleasant during summer when it’s hot. In Pian della Crosa are beautifully renovated rustici (typical stone houses). The final stretch down to the valley is once again steep. In Gresso the bus runs (check departure times).
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Highest point
1,843 m
Lowest point
994 m
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Path
7.9 km
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Start

Gresso
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'690'829E 1'119'935N
DD
46.224734, 8.615901
DMS
46°13'29.0"N 8°36'57.2"E
UTM
32T 470378 5119089
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Destination

Gresso

Turn-by-turn directions

Gresso-Coleta-Monte-Alpe di Biètri-Alpe Bassa-Pian della Crosa-Gresso

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

From Locarno railway station: Take the bus B 324 in direction Spruga. Change at Russo. Take the bus B 325 to Vergeletto. Get off at Gresso.

Return from Gresso: Take the bus B 325 to Russo. Change at Russo. Take the bus B 324 in direction Locarno. Get off at Locarno railway station. Further information: www.sbb.ch

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'690'829E 1'119'935N
DD
46.224734, 8.615901
DMS
46°13'29.0"N 8°36'57.2"E
UTM
32T 470378 5119089
w3w 
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Book recommendation by the author

To explore the route, we recommend buying the official maps of the Federal Office of Topography Swisstopo. In addition, the following website map.geo.admin.ch offers constantly updated data.

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
7.9 km
Duration
4:25 h
Ascent
965 m
Descent
965 m
Highest point
1,843 m
Lowest point
994 m
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