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Sonogno-Capanna Barone-Sonogno

Long Distance Hiking · Val Verzasca
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A two-day hike through the green, water-rich Val Vegornèss. This demanding mountain tour to the Capanna Barone starts and finishes in the interesting village of Sonogno.
difficult
Distance 21.2 km
7:35 h
1,324 m
1,324 m
2,171 m
912 m

Sonogno, the last village in the Verzasca valley, can be reached by car or bus (Locarno-Tenero-Sonogno route). A path (asphalted as far as Secada) follows the Verzasca to Cabiói. Alternatively, if you're driving and intend to spend the night at the Capanna Barone, you could park in Cabiói, where the hike proper starts.

The ascent to the Corte di Fondo is moderate; cross the timber bridge and continue on the other side to the Corte della Pianca. The Alpe Vogornèss, which extends as far as the Lago Barone, provides summer grazing for cattle (its cheese is on sale on Corte di Piodoo or in Sonogno).

Now follow the rocky mountain flank to Piodoo and up to the Capanna Barone (June-October), which offers fantastic views of the valley and provides 32 berths, a WC/shower and cooking facilities. Beverages are available for sale. The little Lago Barone is a 30-minute climb away if you still have the energy. The following day's leg follows the same path down to Sonogno (worth a visit!).

Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Highest point
2,171 m
Lowest point
912 m
Best time of year
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Track types

Forested/wild trail 13.57%Path 63.56%Road 22.85%
Forested/wild trail
2.9 km
Path
13.5 km
Road
4.8 km
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Rest stops

Mountain hut Barone

Safety information

Sentieri Svizzeri - Escursioni sicure

Start

Sonogno (912 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'703'855E 1'134'062N
DD
46.349908, 8.787851
DMS
46°20'59.7"N 8°47'16.3"E
UTM
32T 483676 5132947
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Destination

Sonogno

Turn-by-turn directions

Sonogno-Cabiói-Corte di Fondo-Capanna Barone-Corte di Fondo-Cabiói-Sonogno

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'703'855E 1'134'062N
DD
46.349908, 8.787851
DMS
46°20'59.7"N 8°47'16.3"E
UTM
32T 483676 5132947
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

  • Trekking backpack (approx. 50 liters) with rain cover
  • Comfortable and sturdy footwear, second pair of shoes / sandals if necessary
  • Adequate and durable outdoor clothing in multiple layers
  • Change of clothes
  • Telescope sticks
  • Sun and rain protection
  • Snacks and drinking water
  • First aid kit
  • Penknife
  • Mobile phone
  • Headlight
  • Maps
  • Travel documents
  • Toilet bag and travel towel, travel detergent and clothesline, camping equipment if necessary (tent, sleeping mat, sleeping bag, cooking equipment), hut equipment if necessary

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
21.2 km
Duration
7:35 h
Ascent
1,324 m
Descent
1,324 m
Highest point
2,171 m
Lowest point
912 m
Public-transport-friendly Out and back Multi-stage route Scenic Refreshment stops available

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  • 2 Stages
Long Distance Hiking · Val Verzasca
Stage 1: Sonogno-Capanna Barone
Difficulty difficult Stage 1
Distance 10.6 km
Duration 4:30 h
Ascent 1,290 m
Descent 34 m

A two-day hike through the green, water-rich Val Vegornèss. This demanding mountain tour to the Capanna Barone starts and finishes in the ...

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Long Distance Hiking · Val Verzasca
Stage 2: Capanna Barone-Sonogno
recommended route Difficulty difficult Stage 2
Distance 10.6 km
Duration 3:05 h
Ascent 34 m
Descent 1,290 m

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