Sentiero Cristallina Stage 2: S. Carlo - Cap. Cristallina



The stage winds in narrow bends up steep steps to the L. di Robiei reservoir, passing other lakes to reach the modern Capanna Cristallina lodge. The lodge faces the glistening ice masses of the Basodino and much crystalline rock is found in its vicinity.

Sentiero Cristallina - Discover the full itinerary

The Sentiero Cristallina links Bignasco in Valle Maggia with Airolo in Val Leventina. Between them lie steep mountain slopes, a waterfall on a village outskirts, crystalline rock, Alpine lakes/reservoirs, idyllic alps and remote hamlets.


For hiking, follow the logo indicated on the green signposts:
Sentiero Cristallina
n. 59

  • Waterproof clothing, light and warm
  • Hiking boots
  • Gloves, sun cap, change of clothes
  • Backpack maximum 5-8 kg
  • First aid kit with penknife
  • Sleeping bag for overnight in alpine hut
  • Torch, sunglasses, sun cream, water-bottle
  • Hiking map/topographic map
  • Compass
  • Camera
  • Food
  • Raincover for backpacks


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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