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Foroglio-Calnègia-Foroglio

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The Calnègia valley in the Bavona valley is home to the 100 m waterfall in Foroglio. A long valley with a long tradition.
moderate
Distance 8.4 km
2:55 h
466 m
466 m
1,110 m
682 m

Foroglio is known for its waterfall and scenic beauty, and because many tours start from there. Ascend the steep stone steps next to the thundering waterfall up to Puntid, where the Val Calnègia opens up: a long green valley, nestled within cliffs and mountain peaks and incorporating three summer alps.

The first, Puntid, is characterised by flowering meadows, an arched bridge and the stream rushing below. Towards the valley, a new suspension bridge leads to Splüia Bèla (splüi are shelters under boulders once used by cattle and shepherds).

The second alp, Gerra, is a flood plain where more splüi are located. Cattle (mother cows) and goats spend the summer here. The red-and-white path traverses a varied landscape featuring woods, meadows, boulders and streams.

Calnègia, the third alp, is distinguished by its traditional rustici and forms the end of the valley. Many alpine tours start from here. You take the same route back to Foroglio. Check the bus timetable to/from Foroglio.

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Mariano Berri 
Update: July 20, 2023
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Highest point
1,110 m
Lowest point
682 m
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Track types

Asphalt 1.18%Forested/wild trail 0.18%Path 98.62%
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0.1 km
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0 km
Path
8.3 km
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Start

Foroglio
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'685'378E 1'136'391N
DD
46.373467, 8.548272
DMS
46°22'24.5"N 8°32'53.8"E
UTM
32T 465257 5135642
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Destination

Foroglio

Public transport

From Locarno railway station: bus 315 towards Cavergno, Paese. Alight at Bignasco, Posta and change to 333 in direction San Carlo. Alight at Foroglio.

Return from Foroglio: Bus 333 to Bignasco, Posta. Take the bus 315 towards Locarno Stazione. Alight at Locarno station. Further information:

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'685'378E 1'136'391N
DD
46.373467, 8.548272
DMS
46°22'24.5"N 8°32'53.8"E
UTM
32T 465257 5135642
w3w 
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
8.4 km
Duration
2:55 h
Ascent
466 m
Descent
466 m
Highest point
1,110 m
Lowest point
682 m
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