Responsible for this content Ascona-Locarno Tourism
Photo: Jan Geerk, Svizzera Turismo
A magnificent panoramic itinerary from Tenero to Ascona. Along the way are architecturally interesting buildings and enchanting gardens.
Distance 13.3 km
Highest point207 m
Lowest point194 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.
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
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
32T 488545 5113782
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike
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
Mobile phone, headlight if necessary
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