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The path of the three rivers

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This route passes through an inaccessible area and is therefore closed. Current information
The Ascona-Locarno region is known for its crystal clear, emerald green, deep blue and sparkling rivers. Beautiful hike through an enchanting riverscape. 
closed
easy
Distance 6 km
1:35 h
56 m
138 m
339 m
221 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.
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Highest point
339 m
Lowest point
221 m
Best time of year
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Track types

Asphalt 12.17%Dirt road 0.30%Forested/wild trail 54.06%Path 21.21%Road 12.24%
Asphalt
0.7 km
Dirt road
0 km
Forested/wild trail
3.3 km
Path
1.3 km
Road
0.7 km
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Start

Intragna, railway station
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'697'559E 1'114'801N
DD
46.177610, 8.702041
DMS
46°10'39.4"N 8°42'07.3"E
UTM
32T 477002 5113824
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Destination

Ponte Brolla, railway station

Turn-by-turn directions

Intragna-Cavigliano-Verscio-Tegna-Ponte Brolla

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

From Locarno train station: Take the Centovallina railway in the direction of Domodossola. Get off in Intragna.

Return from Ponte Brolla: Take the Centovallina railway in the direction of Locarno, Stazione. Get off at the station. Further information: www.sbb.ch

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'697'559E 1'114'801N
DD
46.177610, 8.702041
DMS
46°10'39.4"N 8°42'07.3"E
UTM
32T 477002 5113824
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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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Status
closed
Difficulty
easy
Distance
6 km
Duration
1:35 h
Ascent
56 m
Descent
138 m
Highest point
339 m
Lowest point
221 m
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