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Piano di Peccia-Capanna Poncione di Braga-Piano di Peccia

Long Distance Hiking · Ascona-Locarno
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Experience the Ticino from its alpine side. A tour that takes you up high to lonely spots at alt. 2363 m.
moderate
Distance 16.6 km
7:15 h
1,405 m
1,405 m
2,359 m
1,032 m

The red-and-white waymarked path from Piano di Peccia to the Poncione di Braga refuge features very many steps. The ascent starts easily enough, passing through woods and open pastures, but becomes steeper along the cliffs at the Corte di Fondo di Sròdan.

Enthroned on a rocky promontory, the refuge can be seen from far below. The landscape is characterised by vegetation, waterfalls, brooks and high mountains. The summit features wide-ranging views and a terrace – just the place for a rest. The in July and August attended refuge is open all year round (in winter it's a popular destination for touring skiers).

Continue along the path towards Tanèda where the glittering waters of the Lago della Froda appear. The Corte della Froda below is open in summer: Vallemaggia cheese is produced and sold here. Take the gravel road back to Piano di Peccia (make a note of the bus timetable).

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Highest point
2,359 m
Lowest point
1,032 m
Best time of year
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Track types

Asphalt 0.09%Forested/wild trail 27.70%Path 65.34%Road 6.85%
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0 km
Forested/wild trail
4.6 km
Path
10.9 km
Road
1.1 km
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Rest stops

Mountain hut Poncione di Braga

Safety information

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Start

Piano di Peccia
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'689'875E 1'141'034N
DD
46.414638, 8.607610
DMS
46°24'52.7"N 8°36'27.4"E
UTM
32T 469844 5140193
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Destination

Piano di Peccia

Public transport

From Locarno railway station: bus 315 towards Cavergno, Paese. Alight at Bignasco, Posta and change to 334 in direction Fusio, Paese. Alight at the bus stop Peccia, Paese. Bus 335 to Pian di Peccia. Call 10 minutes before departure (+41 79 577 48 11).

Return from Pian di Peccia: Bus 335 to Peccia, Paese. Call 40 minutes before departure (+41 79 577 48 11). Bus 334 to Bignasco, Posta. Take the bus 315 towards Locarno Stazione. Alight at Locarno station. Further information:

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'689'875E 1'141'034N
DD
46.414638, 8.607610
DMS
46°24'52.7"N 8°36'27.4"E
UTM
32T 469844 5140193
w3w 
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
16.6 km
Duration
7:15 h
Ascent
1,405 m
Descent
1,405 m
Highest point
2,359 m
Lowest point
1,032 m
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  • 2 Stages
Long Distance Hiking · Ascona-Locarno
Stage 1: Piano di Peccia-Mountain hut Poncione di Braga
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 1
Distance 5.9 km
Duration 2:42 h
Ascent 970 m
Descent 2 m

Red-and-white waymarked hike in the mountains of the Lavizzara valley

from Mariano Berri,   Ascona-Locarno Tourism
Long Distance Hiking · Ascona-Locarno
Stage 2: Mountain hut Poncione di Braga-Piano di Peccia
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 2
Distance 11.1 km
Duration 4:05 h
Ascent 358 m
Descent 1,327 m

Descent on a red-and-white waymarked path to Piano di Peccia through alpine scenery.

from Mariano Berri,   Ascona-Locarno Tourism
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