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Monti di Motti-Sassariente-Gana-Monti di Motti

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One like no other! The Sassariente is unmistakable due to the unique final ascent and the gigantic summit cross.

moderate
Distance 12.9 km
4:40 h
888 m
888 m
1,768 m
1,025 m

The demanding circular hike, which was newly extended a few years ago, starts in Monti di Motti. The much-visited village can be reached by car via a winding forest road from Cugnasco. After about 10 minutes on the asphalt road, you reach the red and white mountain path towards Alpe Fopiàna. The path climbs gently through the beech forest to the alp, where you enter a dense spruce forest. The path zigzags steeply up to the dry stone wall "Muro dei Polacchi". The wall is said to have been built by Polish internees around 1940. The ascent to the summit is blue-white, as it leads over a boardwalk winding along the rock and includes some exposed sections. These are secured by ropes. Take the same route back to the red and white mountain path, which now leads down to Gana. From here, take the tarred road back to Monti di Motti, where you can take a break at the restaurant of the same name.

Those who want to save themselves the long way back on the paved road return along the same route as the ascent.

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Author
Mariano Berri 
Update: August 07, 2023
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Highest point
1,768 m
Lowest point
1,025 m
Best time of year
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Track types

Asphalt 48.10%Forested/wild trail 0.65%Path 49.13%Secured trail 2.10%
Asphalt
6.2 km
Forested/wild trail
0.1 km
Path
6.3 km
Secured trail
0.3 km
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Rest stops

Osteria Grotto Monti Motti

Safety information

Sentieri Svizzeri - Escursioni sicure

Start

Monti di Motti (1,061 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'710'387E 1'117'180N
DD
46.197028, 8.868693
DMS
46°11'49.3"N 8°52'07.3"E
UTM
32T 489868 5115947
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Destination

Monti di Motti

Turn-by-turn directions

Monti di Motti-Scesa-Fopiána-Sassariente-Gana-El Mòta-Monti di Motti

By road

By car from Locarno on the A13 towards Bellinzona. In Cugnasco take the Medoscio/Agarone exit. Follow the forest road to Monti Motti.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'710'387E 1'117'180N
DD
46.197028, 8.868693
DMS
46°11'49.3"N 8°52'07.3"E
UTM
32T 489868 5115947
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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

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
12.9 km
Duration
4:40 h
Ascent
888 m
Descent
888 m
Highest point
1,768 m
Lowest point
1,025 m
Round trip Scenic Refreshment stops available Summit route

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