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Tegna-Castelliere-Ponte Brolla-Tegna

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  • Castelliere di Tegna
    Castelliere di Tegna
    Photo: Fabio Balassi, Ascona-Locarno Tourism
Exciting hike to the ruins of „Castelliere“ above Tegna. Red and white tour with rewarding views far over Lake Maggiore.
easy
Distance 4.6 km
1:50 h
322 m
322 m
528 m
251 m
Tegna is start and end point of the tour and can be reached by car or the Centovalli Railway (Locarno-Domodossola). The hike starts steeply and continues up to the Castelliere. The "Castelliere" (prehistoric ruins), located on a ledge, were restored over several years and completed in 2018. Remains from Roman times and the Middle Ages have been found at this historical monument of national importance. The view from here over the two rivers Maggia and Melezza and the Lake Maggiore is fantastic. The path leads on the other side down to the valley and along the Maggia river to Ponte Brolla. A view down into the impressive gorge "Orrido", which is finely polished by the water and through which the clear river meanders. There are several restaurants in Ponte Brolla. Take the side road back to Tegna, where again the Centovalli Railway runs (train connection also from Ponte Brolla).
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Highest point
528 m
Lowest point
251 m
Best time of year
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Track types

Asphalt 14.09%Forested/wild trail 8.54%Path 54.75%Road 22.62%
Asphalt
0.6 km
Forested/wild trail
0.4 km
Path
2.5 km
Road
1 km
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Tips and hints

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.

Start

Tegna
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'700'678E 1'115'797N
DD
46.186114, 8.742646
DMS
46°11'10.0"N 8°44'33.5"E
UTM
32T 480139 5114758
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Destination

Tegna

Turn-by-turn directions

Tegna-Monte Forcola-Castelliere preistorico di Tegna-Croppi di sopra-Grotti-Tegna

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

From Locarno railway station: Take the Centovalli Railway in the direction of Domodossola. Get off at Tegna (stop on request).

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

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'700'678E 1'115'797N
DD
46.186114, 8.742646
DMS
46°11'10.0"N 8°44'33.5"E
UTM
32T 480139 5114758
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Get there by train, car, bike, or on foot!

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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.

Equipment

  •  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

  • Penknife

  • Mobile phone, headlight if necessary

  • Maps

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
4.6 km
Duration
1:50 h
Ascent
322 m
Descent
322 m
Highest point
528 m
Lowest point
251 m
Public-transport-friendly Round trip Cultural/historical interest Refreshment stops available Insider tip

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