Exploring the Vallemaggia

Between tradition and natural landscapes

From the crystal-clear mountain lakes to the banks of the river Maggia: the Vallemaggia exudes the charm of the mountains but also of palm trees. What’s more, it’s rich in stories and traditions. A day in Vallemaggia means strolling around the characteristic stone house-villages, having a typical Ticino lunch in a grotto and ending the day with a nice dip in the river.

Exploring the Vallemaggia

A day in Vallemaggia: what to see

Take Line 315 from Locarno station towards Cavergno. After about 50 minutes, get off in Cevio for the day’s first adventure: the Pumptrack, where you can have fun riding up and down on bikes, skateboards, skates and scooters or enjoy the playground until lunchtime. It’s now time for a spot of culture: a lunch of typical Ticino dishes in a grotto and a visit to the Museo di Valmaggia to learn about the secrets of this historical valley. From Cevio head to Avegno, where you can finish your day in style with a swim in the Maggia, the river that gives the valley its name.

What about a longer trip?

Here are a few other suggestions if you have more time: 

  • Stop off at Bosco Gurin, the highest village in Ticino. It’s also the only German-speaking village in the canton! 
  • In autumn, take a stroll along the chestnut trail in Dunzio. 
  • The sensory trail in Prato Sornico will bring up lots of different emotions and reawaken all the senses. An unusual experience for the whole family.

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