Hiking Trail recommended route

Tegna-Colma-Streccia-Verscio

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Scenic hike between the Centovalli and the Vallemaggia with culturally interesting stops (red-white).
moderate
Distance 6.4 km
2:50 h
586 m
566 m
793 m
253 m
This wonderful hike starts in Tegna and is reachable by car or the Centovalli Railway (Locarno-Domodossola). From Tegna, the path leads up to the Colma viewpoint, which is relatively steep but easy to follow. At Forcola, it is worth taking a short detour to the nearby "Castelliere" (prehistoric ruins), which were restored in 2018. At Coma, a terrace and a small chapel (built in 2000) invite to take a break with a beautiful view over the Centovalli and as far as Lake Maggiore. In the sparse forest, the trail descends slightly to Streccia, with a view of the Vallemaggia. Like in a fairy tale the tour continues on an old mule trail over a little stone bridge through the wild wooded valley along the "Ri da Riei" stream to Riei. The further descent to Verscio is a bit of a hike. The Centovalli Railway runs from Verscio.
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Highest point
793 m
Lowest point
253 m
Best time of year
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Track types

Asphalt 5.82%Forested/wild trail 1.59%Path 90.38%Road 2.18%
Asphalt
0.4 km
Forested/wild trail
0.1 km
Path
5.7 km
Road
0.1 km
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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

Verscio

Turn-by-turn directions

Tegna-Vigneta-Rompidèe-Riei Canvetti-Riei-Frassineto-Streccia-Molinera-Costa di sotto-Colma-Comoi-Monte Forcola-Chiosso di sopra-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 Verscio: 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!

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

  • 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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  • Tegna-Castelliere-Ponte Brolla-Tegna
  • Giro delle Rovine del Castelliere (SvizzeraMobile 637)
  • Verscio - Oratorio Sant'Anna – Verscio
  • Avegno-Ponte Brolla-Avegno
  • Losone-Collina di Maia-Losone
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
6.4 km
Duration
2:50 h
Ascent
586 m
Descent
566 m
Highest point
793 m
Lowest point
253 m
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