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Lavertezzo-Brione Verzasca

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A family-friendly walk on the Sentierone trail in the Verzasca valley. Rounding out the adventure are wooden games and lovely picnic spots.
easy
Distance 6.6 km
2:00 h
340 m
121 m
757 m
535 m

In Lavertezzo, cross the Ponte dei Salti, a two-arched bridge that spans the shimmering green Verzasca, and head towards Brione Verzasca further up the valley on the path. You soon come across a picnic spot complete with a chalet. That's followed by the Cascata di Orgnana waterfall a little further upstream.

At Ganne (starting point of the "Sentiero per l'arte", an art trail featuring more than 15 works by international artists), cross the river by the bridge and ascend the steps before descending slightly to Brione Verzasca. It's possible to swim in the river, but care is advised.

Brione Verzasca is popular with the bouldering fraternity for its granite boulders. This is where you can catch the bus (Locarno-Tenero-Sonogno). The walk,  with restaurants in Lavertezzo and Brione Verzasca, can be completed in either direction. 

Tip: anyone completing the walk in a down-valley direction, i.e. Brione Verzasca to Lavertezzo, can try out the "Boccia al bosco", a marble run fashioned out of wood.

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Mariano Berri 
Update: June 01, 2023
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Highest point
757 m
Lowest point
535 m
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Track types

Asphalt 10.34%Forested/wild trail 2.11%Path 76.44%Road 8.52%Unknown 2.57%
Asphalt
0.7 km
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0.1 km
Path
5 km
Road
0.6 km
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0.2 km
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Safety information

Sentieri Svizzeri - Escursioni sicure

Start

Lavertezzo, Paese (534 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'707'923E 1'124'009N
DD
46.258848, 8.838368
DMS
46°15'31.9"N 8°50'18.1"E
UTM
32T 487542 5122820
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Destination

Brione Verzasca, Paese

Turn-by-turn directions

Lavertezzo, Paese-Ganne-Brione Verzasca, Paese

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'707'923E 1'124'009N
DD
46.258848, 8.838368
DMS
46°15'31.9"N 8°50'18.1"E
UTM
32T 487542 5122820
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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

Similar routes nearby

  • Sentiero etnografico Revöira (SvizzeraMobile 629)
  • Vogorno-Alpe Bardughè-Vogorno
  • Brione Verzasca-Sonogno
  • Mergoscia-Alpe di Bietri-Monti di Lego-Mergoscia
  • Diga Verzasca-Mergoscia-Corippo-Lavertezzo
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
6.6 km
Duration
2:00 h
Ascent
340 m
Descent
121 m
Highest point
757 m
Lowest point
535 m
Public-transport-friendly Linear route Family-friendly

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