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Steep slopes adorn the hilly landscape of the Gambarogno. From the former fishing villages on the lake to the most beautiful viewpoints of the region.
Distance 9.4 km
Highest point858 m
Lowest point202 m
The pretty lakeside village of San Nazzaro can be reached by train. Leave the lakeside and take the red and white path towards Monti di Vairano. Through the chestnut forest you reach Sasso di Grumo, from where the yoga path starts and the Hotel Sass da Grüm is located. It is worth pausing for a moment, because Sasso di Grumo is considered a very special place of power. The path continues steeply up to the Monti di Vairano, a large settlement with typical rustici. Now the path flattens out a little and through the beech woods of the Valle di Cedullo you reach Monti di Gerra, another larger settlement with characteristic stone houses. The descent to Casenzano is steep again, as you gain a lot of altitude in a short time. The traverse to Gerra is a nice way to end the tour. Colourful houses adorn the little village, take a look. From here the bus or train leaves again.
S. Nazzaro-Vairano-Sasso di Grumo-Sasso di Crée-Monti di Gerra-Casenzano-Gerra (Gambarogno)
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. Get off at S. Nazzaro, Paese. From Cadenazzo, depending on the connection, it is possible to continue with the S30 train in the direction of Gallarate.
From Gerra (Gambarogno): Take bus 350 in the direction of S. Antonino, Centri Commerciali. In Cadenazzo change to the S20 train in the direction of Locarno. Alternatively, take bus 350 to Magadino and continue by boat to Locarno.
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike
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
Mobile phone, headlight if necessary
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