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Vergeletto-Capanna Ribia-Vergeletto

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Challenging two-day circular hike to Capanna Ribia with start and finish in Vergeletto. Varied vegetation and untouched nature are typical for the Onsernone Valley.
moderate
Distance 17.7 km
7:30 h
1,402 m
1,402 m
2,246 m
896 m
The starting and ending point of the red and white tour is Vergeletto, the characteristic village known for its mill and the Farina Bóna (maize flour) produced here and accessible by car or bus (bus direction Spruga, change at Russo). On the asphalt to the Pascolo dell’Oviga, where the mountain trail starts. From Pièi, the path becomes steep. First in a shady beech and birch forest and from the Alpe del Pianaccio in the larch forest, which turns golden in autumn. The path climbs steadily until Capanna Ribia. At one point there is a chain to climb up a short passage over a rock (slippery when wet). The self-catering hut (from June to October) is equipped with kitchen, wood stove, toilet, electricity and drinks are available. From the hut you can already see the "Uomo Tondo", the large stone soldier, which you pass on the traverse to Alpe di Categn. The descent to Vergeletto leads along the river through the wild and romantic valleys Fümegn and Camana.
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Highest point
2,246 m
Lowest point
896 m
Best time of year
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Track types

Forested/wild trail 6.43%Path 60.06%Road 33.49%
Forested/wild trail
1.1 km
Path
10.6 km
Road
5.9 km
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Start

Vergeletto
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'689'561E 1'120'259N
DD
46.227820, 8.599529
DMS
46°13'40.2"N 8°35'58.3"E
UTM
32T 469118 5119438
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Destination

Vergeletto

Turn-by-turn directions

Vergeletto-Zardin-Zott-Pièi-Alpe del Pianaccio-Capanna Ribia-Alpe di Categn-Valle di Fümegn (Fümegn)-Valle della Camana (Camana)-Vergeletto

Public transport

From Locarno railway station: Take the bus B 324 in direction Spruga. Change at Russo. Take the bus B 325 to Vergeletto.

Return from Vergeletto: Take the bus B 325 to Russo. Change at Russo and take the bus B 324 in the direction of Locarno. Get off at Locarno railway station. Further information: www.sbb.ch

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'689'561E 1'120'259N
DD
46.227820, 8.599529
DMS
46°13'40.2"N 8°35'58.3"E
UTM
32T 469118 5119438
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Get there by train, car, bike, or on foot!

Book recommendation by the author

To explore the route, we recommend buying the official maps of the Federal Office of Topography Swisstopo. In addition, the following website map.geo.admin.ch offers constantly updated data.

Equipment

  • Trekking backpack (approx. 50 liters) with rain cover
  • Comfortable and sturdy footwear, second pair of shoes / sandals if necessary
  • Adequate and durable outdoor clothing in multiple layers
  • Change of clothes
  • Telescope sticks
  • Sun and rain protection
  • Snacks and drinking water
  • First aid kit
  • Penknife
  • Mobile phone
  • Headlight
  • Maps
  • Travel documents
  • Toilet bag and travel towel, travel detergent and clothesline, camping equipment if necessary (tent, sleeping mat, sleeping bag, cooking equipment), hut equipment if necessary

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
17.7 km
Duration
7:30 h
Ascent
1,402 m
Descent
1,402 m
Highest point
2,246 m
Lowest point
896 m
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  • 2 Stages
Long Distance Hiking · Ascona-Locarno
Stage 1: Vergeletto-Pièi-Capanna Ribia
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 1
Distance 7.8 km
Duration 4:00 h
Ascent 1,127 m
Descent 28 m

First stage of this strenuous but wonderful two-day tour to Capanna Ribia, in the wild Onsernone Valley. An excursion into a world where time ...

from Manuele Dado,   Ascona-Locarno Tourism
Long Distance Hiking · Ascona-Locarno
Stage 2: Capanna Ribia-Zardin-Vergeletto
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 2
Distance 9.8 km
Duration 3:30 h
Ascent 277 m
Descent 1,376 m

The second stage of this two-day circular hike leads through a unique alpine landscape and side valleys far from civilization in the Onsernone Valley.

from Manuele Dado,   Ascona-Locarno Tourism
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