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Lodano-Alpe Canaa-Lodano

Long Distance Hiking · Vallemaggia
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The Lodano valley is characterised by ancient beech woods. A round walk through pristine scenery in the heart of the Maggia Valley.
difficult
Distance 16.5 km
7:40 h
1,790 m
1,790 m
1,843 m
335 m

The Lodano Valley, with its ancient beech woods, is home to a rich flora and fauna and has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The red-and-white waymarked path starts by entering the woods at Lodano and climbing up to Castello, a large clearing with a stream and numerous rustici – just the spot place for a break. 

The long route to Alp da Canaa is always uphill and crosses the heart of the beech wood where you can admire centuries-old trees; once you arrive, you have a view can over the entire lower Vallemaggia. The Alp da Canaa Hut, restored in 2005, is open from about mid-May to the end of October. Those who wish to do the hike in 2 days can stay there by reservation.

The descent in the direction of Solàda first leads to Alp di Pii, where you will find a small a small biotope. From the panoramic viewpoint just above, you can enjoy a boundless view of the valley to the north and south. Then you continue to descend through the woods until you reach the road, crossing the vineyards to return to Lodano.

Day 1: Lodano - Castèll - Alp da Canaa, 6.5 km, 4h 30 min.

Day 2: Alp da Canaa - Alp di Pii - Solada - Lodano, 8 km, 3h 10 min.

Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Highest point
1,843 m
Lowest point
335 m
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Track types

Forested/wild trail 3.91%Path 81.17%Road 14.91%
Forested/wild trail
0.6 km
Path
13.4 km
Road
2.5 km
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Rest stops

Mountain hut Alp da Canaa

Safety information

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Tips and hints

http://valledilodano.ch/ 

Start

Lodano (341 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'696'515E 1'124'039N
DD
46.260858, 8.690443
DMS
46°15'39.1"N 8°41'25.6"E
UTM
32T 476143 5123077
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Destination

Lodano

Turn-by-turn directions

Lodano-Cappella del Pedro-Belvedée-Castel-Alpe di Casgèira-Capanna Alpe Canaa-Alpe di Pii-Sassalto-Solada d'Zora-Solada d'Zott-Ronchin-Lodano

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

From Locarno railway station: bus 315 towards Cavergno, Paese. Alight at the bus stop Lodano. Return from Lodano: take the bus 315 towards Locarno Stazione. Alight at Locarno station. Further information:

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'696'515E 1'124'039N
DD
46.260858, 8.690443
DMS
46°15'39.1"N 8°41'25.6"E
UTM
32T 476143 5123077
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Equipment

  • Trekking backpack (approx. 50 liters) with rain cover
  • Comfortable and sturdy footwear, second pair of shoes / sandals if necessary
  • Adequate and durable outdoor clothing in multiple layers
  • Change of clothes
  • Telescope sticks
  • Sun and rain protection
  • Snacks and drinking water
  • First aid kit
  • Penknife
  • Mobile phone
  • Headlight
  • Maps
  • Travel documents
  • Toilet bag and travel towel, travel detergent and clothesline, camping equipment if necessary (tent, sleeping mat, sleeping bag, cooking equipment), hut equipment if necessary

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  • Lodano-Soláda-Castèll-Lodano
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
16.5 km
Duration
7:40 h
Ascent
1,790 m
Descent
1,790 m
Highest point
1,843 m
Lowest point
335 m
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  • 2 Stages
Long Distance Hiking · Ascona-Locarno
Stage 1: Lodano-Castello-Alpe Canaa
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 1
Distance 7.5 km
Duration 3:40 h
Ascent 1,508 m
Descent 8 m

A walk in the mountains amongst a wealth of flora and fauna.

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Long Distance Hiking · Ascona-Locarno
Stage 2: Alpe Canaa-Alpe di Pii-Soláda d Zóra-Lodano
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 2
Distance 9 km
Duration 3:15 h
Ascent 96 m
Descent 1,596 m

A walk in the mountains through the Valle di Lodano forest reserve with panoramic views of the Vallemaggia.

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