Image 0 - Arena Forest Reserve
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Arena Forest Reserve


In summary:

  • Area: 177 hectares
  • Altitude: 1'100-1'700 m a.s.l.
  • Main species: white fir, spruce, beech and larch
  • Year of institution: 1992
  • Owners: Patriziato Generale d’Onsernone, Stato del Cantone Ticino


  • From May-October, to the best of Sunday and August, when the Valle di Vergeletto quarries are closed.
  • With heavy rains access to the Reserve is not recommended, with snow precluded. Attention: it is mandatory to follow the marked trails. Mountain equipment is necessary.
  • The Forest Reserve of the Arena can be visited along the path that from Piano delle Cascine (1126 m), 5 km from Vergeletto, leads to the Alpe Arena (1689 m). From here you can go back on the same path, or add a ring, passing by Cruseta.
  • Guided tours are available on request.


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