Sentiero Cristallina Stage 3: Cap. Cristallina - Airolo



From the rocky slopes you can reach the Bedretto Valley crest path by crossing delightful alpine pastures with their typical fountains. The high moors shine with intense colours and the views of the Gotthard massif are impressive.

Sentiero Cristallina - Discover the full itinerary

The Sentiero Cristallina links Bignasco in Maggia Valley with Airolo in Leventina Valley. 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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