Alzasca Trail



This wonderful tour leading to the picturesque Capanna Alzasca (1734 m) could be called the "Lakes Tour".

Itinerary for trail runners

The path to the hut is in good condition, though quite steep. You pass numerous alps dotted with typical Vallemaggia rustici (stone houses). Once you reach the hut, Lake Alzasca (1855 m), a destination for many fishermen, is not far. The Bocchetta di Cansgéi (2036 m) offers spectacular views of the lake and Campo valley. In the distance you can also make out the flank of the Pizzo Bombögn.

A smooth path leads from the pass up to 2135 m; the trail then begins the steep descent with some challenging sections, but with a view of Lake Sascola, a pearl set in rock.

The lake is crystal clear and is worth a visit for a short but refreshing dip. There follows a fairly technical path to Rotonda (1268 m) then Tacitt (668 m). The path then brings you back to Cevio via Rovana.


  • Hiking/running boots
  • Sun cap
  • Water-bottle
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun cream

Montagnepulite: This project was born to promote an effective management and sustainable use of mountain huts in Ticino, and in particular the litter management. The responsible management of litter in the mountains is a matter of common sense. We can all contribute:

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