Via Alta Vallemaggia


The Via Alta Vallemaggia is a spectacular, fascinating trekking tour for mountain lovers, suspended between heaven and earth. It runs from Locarno to Fusio, between the Maggia and Verzasca Valley.

Among the most attractive Alpine routes in Ticino, it features a variant leading up to the CampoTencia peak at 3071 m a.s.l. Hikers spend five or six days at high altitude in the great outdoors, far away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.The horizon broadens with every step, offering sweeping views from the Po Valley across to the peak of Monte Rosa and rewarding efforts with peace and utter silence.

The trekking comprises 6 sections, which are a day excursions:
Section 1: Cardada - Rifugio Nimi (11.6 Km / 7 h 30 min)
Section 2: Rifugio Nimi - Capanna Alpe Masneè (4.4 Km / 3 h 30 min)
Section 3: Rifugio Alpe Masneè - Capanna Alpe Spluga (9.2 Km / 8 h 30 min)
Section 4: Capanna Spluga - Rifugio Tomeo (8.3 Km / 7 h)
Section 5: Rifugio Tomeo - Capanna Soveltra (9.7 Km / 8 h)
Section 6: Capanna Soveltra - Fusio (8.9 Km / 7 h)*

*the hut remains closed for an indefinite period.

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We would like to remind you that the Via Alta Vallemaggia is only recommended for experienced hikers with appropriate equipment.

  • 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
  • Identity card, cash money (euros and francs)

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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