Winter Hiking recommended route

Verscio-Oratorio Sant'Anna-Castelliere-Tegna

Winter Hiking · Ascona-Locarno
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The hills of the Terre di Pedemonte are particularly popular for hiking in winter, as they offer beautiful views and benefit from many hours of sunshine and an always mild climate.

moderate
Distance 4.9 km
1:55 h
398 m
417 m
529 m
253 m

From Verscio, where the Teatro Dimitri is located, reachable by car or the Centovallina (Locarno-Domodossola train), the tour starts steeply through the pretty village centre, which you should definitely pay a little attention to. The trail, which was newly built a few years ago, leads up towards the Oratorio Sant'Anna. The easily accessible path, which includes many steps at the beginning, leads through a wonderful landscape of chestnut trees, birches and beeches. Arrived at the oratory after about 200 metres of altitude, you can enjoy a wonderful view. The small not accessible chapel dates from the 17th century. Now you descend over stone steps towards Tegna before climbing up again. The last stretch before reaching the Castelliere di Tegna is again steep. Once at the prehistoric ruins, you can enjoy a panoramic view over the Centovalli to Lake Maggiore. Take time to study the information boards that provide interesting information about the castle ruins. Now head back along the same path until the trail splits and you descend the last stretch to Tegna. In Tegna there are various possibilities to stop for a bite to eat and the Centovallina takes you back to Locarno.

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Update: March 21, 2024
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Highest point
529 m
Lowest point
253 m
Best time of year
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Track types

Asphalt 11.11%Dirt road 3.65%Path 83.05%Road 2.18%
Asphalt
0.5 km
Dirt road
0.2 km
Path
4.1 km
Road
0.1 km
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Start

Verscio
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'699'684E 1'115'609N
DD
46.184572, 8.729736
DMS
46°11'04.5"N 8°43'47.0"E
UTM
32T 479142 5114590
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Destination

Tegna

Turn-by-turn directions

Verscio-Oratorio Sant'Anna-Castelliere-Tegna

Public transport

Take the Centovallina, the train that runs between Locarno and Domodossola, to Verscio. The return journey is from Tegna. Information and timetable at www.sbb.ch.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'699'684E 1'115'609N
DD
46.184572, 8.729736
DMS
46°11'04.5"N 8°43'47.0"E
UTM
32T 479142 5114590
w3w 
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Get there by train, car, bike, or on foot!

Equipment

  • Zaino da escursionismo (ca. 20 litri) con fodera antipioggia
  • Scarpe robuste e comode 
  • Abbigliamento adatto alle condizioni meteorologiche e resistente, principio abbigliamento a strati
  • eventualmente bastoni da trekking
  • Protezione da sole e pioggia
  • Provviste e acqua potabile
  • Kit di primo soccorso
  • Coltellino
  • Cellulare
  • eventualmente lampada frontale
  • Materiale cartografico

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  • Winter hike Collina Bassa
  • Winter hike along the lake from Tenero to Ascona
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
4.9 km
Duration
1:55 h
Ascent
398 m
Descent
417 m
Highest point
529 m
Lowest point
253 m
Linear route Scenic Family-friendly Cultural/historical interest Dog-friendly

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