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Tenero-Ascona

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A magnificent panoramic itinerary from Tenero to Ascona. Along the way are architecturally interesting buildings and enchanting gardens.
easy
Distance 13.3 km
3:15 h
67 m
65 m
207 m
194 m
The walk is suitable for everyone, which is why it is so popular. If that is too far, you can shorten it as you wish. The tour starts in Tenero and leads along the lake to Locarno. The path passes numerous villas, including the former barracks "Cà di ferro" from the 16th century, an important monument. Shortly after you reach Rivapiana, featuring welcoming grassy areas and little sandy beaches. Further you can see the San Quirico church inside the park of the same name. You now arrive at the Muralto lakeside, featuring a wide range of restaurants. After having passed Locarno harbour through the pretty Jean Arp gardens, where you can admire nine works by the artist. Continue on through Parco della Pace and the Parco delle Camelie (featuring more than 900 varieties!). Follow the river Maggia to the new pedestrian bridge and cross it. The path leads through the alleys of Ascona to the Golf Ascona. Back at the lake, the tour ends at the picturesque lakeside promenade of Ascona.
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Highest point
207 m
Lowest point
194 m
Best time of year
Jan
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Track types

Asphalt 36.40%Dirt road 0.58%Forested/wild trail 16.06%Path 6.76%Road 38.99%Unknown 1.18%
Asphalt
4.8 km
Dirt road
0.1 km
Forested/wild trail
2.1 km
Path
0.9 km
Road
5.2 km
Unknown
0.2 km
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Safety information

Sentieri Svizzeri - Escursioni sicure

Start

Tenero, Stazione
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'709'106E 1'114'987N
DD
46.177518, 8.851592
DMS
46°10'39.1"N 8°51'05.7"E
UTM
32T 488545 5113782
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Destination

Ascona, Centro

Turn-by-turn directions

Tenero, Stazione-Minusio (Rivapiana)-Muralto, lungolago Giuseppe Motta-Locarno, Giardini Jean Arp-Locarno, Parco della Pace-Locarno,Delta-Ascona, Galbio-Ascona, Casa Orelli-Ascona, Saleggi-Ascona, Porto Patriziale-Ascona, Lido-Ascona, lungolago-Ascona, Centro

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

From Locarno: Take the B 1 bus in the direction of Gordola or the train. Get off at Tenero, Stazione.

Return from Ascona: Take the B 1 bus in the direction of Grodola. Get off at Locarno train station. Further information: www.sbb.ch

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'709'106E 1'114'987N
DD
46.177518, 8.851592
DMS
46°10'39.1"N 8°51'05.7"E
UTM
32T 488545 5113782
w3w 
Get there by train, car, bike, or on foot!

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
13.3 km
Duration
3:15 h
Ascent
67 m
Descent
65 m
Highest point
207 m
Lowest point
194 m
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