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Photo: Stefan Früh, Ascona-Locarno Tourism
The Ascona-Locarno region is known for its crystal clear, emerald green, deep blue and sparkling rivers. Beautiful hike through an enchanting riverscape.
Distance 6 km
Highest point339 m
Lowest point221 m
The river Isorno rises in Italy at Pizzo di Madéi and makes its way down the Onsernone Valley to Centovalli, where it flows into the Melezza. In Ponte Brolla, the gateway to the Terre di Pedemonte and the Vallemaggia, the Maggia joins it and together they flow into Lake Maggiore. The hike starts in Intragna, known for the highest bellt ower in Ticino (65m). The best way to get to Intragna is with the Centovallina (Locarno-Domodossola train). Over the bridge "Ponte dei Cavalli" you cross the Isorno in the direction of Cavigliano. Through a wild landscape you go along the Melezza to Tegna. The natural pool is a popular bathing place. The trail continues to Ponte Brolla, where the Maggia comes through the deep gorge (impressive to see from the old railway bridge) and joins the Melezza further down. If you still have energy left, you can walk back to Intragna on the other side, along a beautiful path in idyllic nature.