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Up and down the Centovalli. Red and white mountain hike through dense beech forests and with views as far as Lake Maggiore.
Distance 12.6 km
Highest point1,309 m
Lowest point307 m
The adventure already starts with the journey! Take the Centovalli Railway (Locarno-Domodossola) to Verdasio, then the cable car up to Rasa, the only car-free village in Ticino. On arrival, you can enjoy a cappuccino at the grotto before setting off in the direction of Corona di Pinz. The ascent leads over Monte, where there are individual rustici (traditional stone houses). The trail stretches all the way to Corona di Pinz. But the path runs through a beautiful beech forest that provides wonderful shade in summer. Once at the top, a fantastic panorama opens up over Lake Maggiore and the surrounding region. Up to Costa, the descent is fairly steady. Then it zigzags steeply down to Carbozzèi, on the Roman bridge over the Melezza river and on to Intragna where the Centovalli Railway runs. Intragna has the highest bell tower in Ticino (65 m) and the Regional Museum of Centovalli and Pedemonte.
Best time of year
Asphalt 1.88%Dirt road 1.24%Path 93.23%Road 3.63%
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Rasa (889 m)
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From Locarno railway station: Take the Centovalli Railway in the direction of Domodossola. Get off at Verdasio and take the cable car to Rasa.
Return from Intragna: Take the Centovalli Railway in direction Locarno. Get off at Locarno railway station. Further information: www.sbb.ch
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike
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To explore the route, we recommend buying the official maps of the Federal Office of Topography Swisstopo. In addition, the following website map.geo.admin.ch offers constantly updated data.
Hiking daypack (approx. 20 liters) with rain cover
Comfortable and sturdy footwear
Adequate and durable outdoor clothing in multiple layers