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Losone-Collina di Maia-Losone

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  • Riserva forestale del Bosco di Maia
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Short hike to the Maia Forest Reserve to enjoy nature and silence. A magical place to switch off and discover something new.
easy
Distance 3.9 km
1:20 h
157 m
173 m
405 m
233 m
The starting point for this short excursion to the Maia Forest Reserve is Losone. Located between Ascona and Locarno, it can be reached by car or bus. In Losone, above the hamlet of San Lorenzo, you leave civilisation behind and enter the forest. A good hiking trail leads through the Maia Forest Reserve in the direction of Ortighee and on to Ciossa. The reserve is a 100-hectare deciduous forest stretching between Losone and Arcegno, consisting mainly of oaks, ash trees, lime trees, cherry trees, alders, maples, birches and chestnuts. The reserve is one of the first protected parks in the canton of Ticino (1998) and is of national importance. At Ciossa you can make a detour to a small lake a little below. In the forest reserve there are also boards with exciting information and some raised hills where you can let your eyes wander into the distance. Back in Losone, the bus leaves.
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Update: January 03, 2024
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Highest point
405 m
Lowest point
233 m
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Track types

Asphalt 3.97%Forested/wild trail 19.90%Path 63.61%Road 12.52%
Asphalt
0.2 km
Forested/wild trail
0.8 km
Path
2.5 km
Road
0.5 km
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Start

Losone, ai Mulini
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'701'912E 1'113'370N
DD
46.164100, 8.758094
DMS
46°09'50.8"N 8°45'29.1"E
UTM
32T 481324 5112308
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Destination

Losone, Arbigo

Turn-by-turn directions

Losone, ai Mulini-Ortighee-Ciossa-Losone, Arbigo

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

From Locarno train station: Take bus 7 in the direction of Losone, Zandone. Get off at Losone, San Lorenzo Chiesa.

From Losone: Bus 7 direction Locarno, Piazza Stazione.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'701'912E 1'113'370N
DD
46.164100, 8.758094
DMS
46°09'50.8"N 8°45'29.1"E
UTM
32T 481324 5112308
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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
easy
Distance
3.9 km
Duration
1:20 h
Ascent
157 m
Descent
173 m
Highest point
405 m
Lowest point
233 m
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