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Over hill and dale from Centovalli to the Onsernone Valley. Red and white mountain hike where you can immerse yourself in the beauty of nature far away from everyday life.
Distance 8.4 km
Highest point1,012 m
Lowest point337 m
Intragna can be reached by the Centovalli Railway (Locarno-Domodossola) and a visit to the village is a must. Especially as the highest bell tower (65 m) in Ticino is here and the Regional Museum of Centovalli and Pedemonte is located there. The tour can be started from here or from Pila, accessible by cable car from Intragna (runs from March to November). Pila is a beautiful tiny village on a green terrace. The trail leads through wonderful chestnut and beech forests to Cremaso di Sotto and then on to Calascio. In Calascio, the landscape opens up. A pretty little church stands on a panoramic hill. During the mountain spring, the gentian blossoms here and the area turns blue. On a bit more difficult path, you continue towards Frescheina and further down to Pign, where you can see the ruins of a farm. Further down, you cross the Isorno river before tackling the final climb to Mosogno. In Mosogno the bus departs (check departure times).
Attention: The Intragna-Pila-Costa cable car is closed until further notice due to renovation work. Information is available at www.ascona-locarno.com/funivia-intragna or at our Info Desks.
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Asphalt 14.43%Path 84.60%Road 0.95%
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Intragna (336 m)
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From Locarno railway station: Take the Centovalli Railway in the direction of Domodossola. Get off at Intragna.
Return from Mosogno: Take the bus B 324 in the direction of Locarno. Get off at Locarno railway station. Further information: www.sbb.ch
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike
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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.
Hiking daypack (approx. 20 liters) with rain cover
Comfortable and sturdy footwear
Adequate and durable outdoor clothing in multiple layers