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Spruga-Monte Comino-Intragna

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In two days from the farthest corner of the Onsernone Valley to Centovalli. An exciting two-day tour in the heart of impressive mountain scenery and the Onsernone forest reserve.

moderate
Distance 18.6 km
8:50 h
1,535 m
2,311 m
1,878 m
336 m

By bus or car to Spruga, the last village of the Onsernone Valley. In Spruga, cross the river Isorno before the climb to Alpe Ruscada. As far as Casón, the path climbs pleasantly among the beech trees of the Onsernone forest reserve. Below Pizzo di Mezzodì to Alpe Ruscada. Continue to Capellone, the highest point of the tour (possibility of climbing Pizzo Ruscada) and along the ridge down to Corte Nuovo (June-October overnight stay possible in the refuge). Up and down to PIanasc and Monte Comino (from April-October the cable car runs to Verdasio station), passing the church Madonna della Segna and the peat pit. The guesthouse Alla Capanna offers every comfort for the night, including meals. The traverse to Alp Mött Dürai leads past steep slopes. Down to Costa (Grottino Costa Funivia) and via Pila to Intragna, where the Centovalli Railway (Locarno-Domodossola) runs.

Attention: The Intragna-Pila-Costa cable car is closed until further notice due to renovation work.  Information is available at www.ascona-locarno.com/funivia-intragna  or at our Info Desks.

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Author
Mariano Berri 
Update: December 06, 2023
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Highest point
1,878 m
Lowest point
336 m
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Track types

Asphalt 6.20%Forested/wild trail 3.46%Path 85.99%Road 4.33%
Asphalt
1.2 km
Forested/wild trail
0.6 km
Path
16 km
Road
0.8 km
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Start

Spruga
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'687'179E 1'117'174N
DD
46.200378, 8.568085
DMS
46°12'01.4"N 8°34'05.1"E
UTM
32T 466676 5116401
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Destination

Intragna

Turn-by-turn directions

Spruga-Al Balm-Al Curt del Casón-Alpe Ruscada-Capellone-Corte Nuovo-Rifugio Corte Nuovo-Pescia Lunga-Pianasc-Pizzin-Maddona della Segna-Monte di Comino-Mött Dürai-Sèlna-Costa-Pila-Intragna

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

From Locarno railway station: Take the bus B 324 in direction Spruga. Get off at Spruga.

Return from Intragna: Take the Centovalli Railway in direction Locarno. Get off at Locarno railway station. Further information: www.sbb.ch

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'687'179E 1'117'174N
DD
46.200378, 8.568085
DMS
46°12'01.4"N 8°34'05.1"E
UTM
32T 466676 5116401
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Get there by train, car, bike, or on foot!

Book recommendation by the author

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.

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
moderate
Distance
18.6 km
Duration
8:50 h
Ascent
1,535 m
Descent
2,311 m
Highest point
1,878 m
Lowest point
336 m
Public-transport-friendly Cableway ascent/descent Multi-stage route Refreshment stops available Scenic

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  • 2 Stages
Long Distance Hiking · Ascona-Locarno
Stage 1: Spruga-Corte Nuovo-Monte di Comino
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 1
Distance 11.4 km
Duration 6:10 h
Ascent 1,285 m
Descent 1,238 m

First stage of a scenic two-day tour between the Onsernone Valley and the Centovalli. An adventure on a red and white mountain trail.

from Mariano Berri,   Ascona-Locarno Tourism
Long Distance Hiking · Ascona-Locarno
Stage 2: Monte di Comino-Selna-Intragna
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 2
Distance 7.1 km
Duration 2:45 h
Ascent 245 m
Descent 1,067 m

First stage of a scenic two-day tour between the Onsernone Valley and the Centovalli. An adventure on a red and white mountain trail.

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