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Magadino-Quartino-Magadino

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  • Bolle di Magadino
    Bolle di Magadino
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Circular walk along the mouth of the Ticino River and the Bolle di Magadino. Easy walk with interesting information on the flora and fauna.
easy
Distance 8.4 km
2:20 h
204 m
204 m
360 m
194 m
The Magadino area is best known for the Bolle di Magadino nature reserve. Magadino can be reached by bus, train, car or boat. The Sentiero Orgnana winds its way up through the houses of Magadino to above the village, where it turns left towards Quartino. On an asphalt side road, the path leads along the slope through secluded residential quarters, gardens, woods and meadows. In Quartino it goes past the village down to the river. A nature trail leads back along the Ticino River towards Magadino. Also visit the Forte Olimpio Museum, an old infantry fortress from the First World War (open March-October). This area is part of the Bolle di Magadino (Meridionali) nature reserve and has interesting information panels and there are various observation points along the way. Those who want to cool off after the tour can do so in Magadino at the Lido.
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Author
Mariano Berri 
Update: May 08, 2023
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Highest point
360 m
Lowest point
194 m
Best time of year
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Track types

Asphalt 49.19%Dirt road 0.40%Forested/wild trail 23.76%Path 21.20%Road 5.41%
Asphalt
4.1 km
Dirt road
0 km
Forested/wild trail
2 km
Path
1.8 km
Road
0.5 km
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Safety information

Sentieri Svizzeri - Escursioni sicure

Start

Magadino, Casa Comunale
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'709'548E 1'111'776N
DD
46.148559, 8.856568
DMS
46°08'54.8"N 8°51'23.6"E
UTM
32T 488923 5110563
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Destination

Magadino, Casa Comunale

Turn-by-turn directions

Magadino, Casa Comunale-Orgnana-Cavriana-Quartino-Trodo-Bolle di Magadino-Magadino, Lido-Magadino, Casa Comunale

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

From Locarno train station: Take the S20 in the direction of Castione-Arbedo. Get off at Cadenzzo. Continue with bus 350 in the direction of Dirinella. Alternatively by boat from Locarno to Magadino.

From Magadino: Take bus 350 in the direction of S. Antonino, Centri Commerciali. In Cadenazzo change to the S20 in the direction of Locarno. Alternatively, take the boat to Locarno.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'709'548E 1'111'776N
DD
46.148559, 8.856568
DMS
46°08'54.8"N 8°51'23.6"E
UTM
32T 488923 5110563
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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
8.4 km
Duration
2:20 h
Ascent
204 m
Descent
204 m
Highest point
360 m
Lowest point
194 m
Public-transport-friendly Round trip Refreshment stops available

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