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Val Porta Forest Reserve: Vogorno-Capanna Borgna-Vogorno

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Two-day tour to the Val Porta forest reserve. A journey into a natural side valley of the Verzasca Valley, to raise awareness of natural forest development, flora and fauna.
difficult
Distance 20.7 km
9:05 h
2,011 m
2,011 m
2,059 m
491 m

Val Porta is nestled between the two peaks of Pizzo Vogorno (2442 m a.s.l.) and Cima di Sassello (1899 m a.s.l.). The forest reserve (641 ha) was founded in 2016 by the patriziato of Vogorno to preserve and promote the development of spontaneous fauna and flora and to preserve the genetic heritage (larch, silver fir and beech). The best way to discover this fascinating world is on a two-day hike, with an overnight stay at the Borgna hut. The tour starts in Vogorno and follows the white-red mountain trail, except for the section along the Sassello wall, which is marked white-blue. There are 25 sights to admire on the hike, many of which are traces of human use. A morphologically challenging terrain that was used by our ancestors with great ingenuity. The steep left side of the valley is difficult to access, whereas sunny pastures can be found on the right. Get to know the Val Porta and be inspired by the diverse flora and fauna.

More information at www.valporta.ch

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Mariano Berri 
Update: October 06, 2023
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Highest point
2,059 m
Lowest point
491 m
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Track types

Asphalt 2.51%Forested/wild trail 6.17%Path 90.92%Unknown 0.38%
Asphalt
0.5 km
Forested/wild trail
1.3 km
Path
18.8 km
Unknown
0.1 km
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Rest stops

Mountain hut Borgna

Safety information

Sentieri Svizzeri - Escursioni sicure

Tips and hints

https://www.valporta.ch/en

Start

Vogorno
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'709'510E 1'120'011N
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46.222640, 8.858000
DMS
46°13'21.5"N 8°51'28.8"E
UTM
32T 489048 5118794
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Destination

Vogorno

Turn-by-turn directions

Vogorno-Alpe di Foppiana-Cima di Sassello-Forcola-Capanna Borgna-Pianca-Rienza-Colletta-Vogorno

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

From Tenero: Take bus 321 in the direction of Sonogno. Get off at the Vogorno, Sant’Antonio stop.

From Vogorno: Take bus 321 in the direction of Tenero, Brere. Get off at Tenero railway station.

Directions

From Locarno take the A13 in the direction of Bellinzona as far as Gordola. In Gordola take the turn-off for Valle Verzasca. Follow the road to Vogorno. There are very limitated parking options in Vogorno.

 

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'709'510E 1'120'011N
DD
46.222640, 8.858000
DMS
46°13'21.5"N 8°51'28.8"E
UTM
32T 489048 5118794
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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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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
20.7 km
Duration
9:05 h
Ascent
2,011 m
Descent
2,011 m
Highest point
2,059 m
Lowest point
491 m
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  • 2 Stages
Long Distance Hiking · Ascona-Locarno
Val Porta: Vogorno - Capanna Borgna
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 1 closed
Distance 11.2 km
Duration 5:15 h
Ascent 1,845 m
Descent 427 m

First stage of a two-day tour in the Val Porta, a side valley of the Verzasca Valley. After intensive land use, the tree vegetation is regaining ...

from Zoe Pieren,   Ascona-Locarno Tourism
Long Distance Hiking · Ascona-Locarno
Val Porta: Capanna Borgna - Vogorno
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 2
Distance 10.9 km
Duration 4:05 h
Ascent 180 m
Descent 1,581 m

Enchanting landscapes, magical forests and impressive buildings from the past await you on the second stage in the Val Porta forest reserve.

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