Responsible for this content Ascona-Locarno Tourism
Photo: Mariano Berri, Ascona-Locarno Tourism
Distance 25.8 km
Highest point1,724 m
Lowest point212 m
Most people look down at Locarno and the imposing Maggia delta from the north without imagining that 360° views are also available from the mountains opposite.
The actual start of the route is on the Alpe di Neggia (1395 m), but you can also begin at Gerra Gambarogno (213 m). The best vantage points are undoubtedly Monte Gambarogno (1669 m), Paión and Covreto. However, throughout your run there are beautiful views of Locarno and the surrounding area, as well as towards Bellinzona and nearby Italy.
The simplest and least technical section is that between Caviano and Gerra Gambarogno – but it's very short. Although the path does not present any major difficulties, it still incorporates climbs and covers a fair distance.
Good phone reception throughout, though phones often switch to Italian network providers. During the dry summer season, water can be hard to come by at altitude.
Alpe di Neggia (1,394 m)
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Alpe di Neggia
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Coming from Vira Gambarogno, Paese: bus 326 towards Indemini, Paese. Alight at Alpe di Neggia. Return from Alpe di Neggia: bus 326 towards Magadino, Debarcadero. Alight at Vira Gambarogno, Paese. Further information: www.sbb.ch
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike
Light running backpack (approx. 5 to 10 liters) with rain cover if necessary
Trail running shoes
Special running socks if necessary
Adequate and breathable clothing in multiple layers
Trail running sticks if necessary
Sun and rain protection
Snacks and drinking water
First aid kit
Headlight and reflectors if necessary
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