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Via Alta Vallemaggia

The Via Alta in the Maggia Valley is a spectacular, fascinating trekking tour for mountain lovers, suspended between heaven and earth. It runs from Locarno to Fusio, between the Maggia and Verzasca Valley.

Among the most attractive Alpine routes in Ticino, it features a variant leading up to the CampoTencia peak at 3071 m a.s.l. Hikers spend 14 days at high altitude in the great outdoors, far away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.The horizon broadens with every step, offering sweeping views from the Po Valley across to the peak of Monte Rosa and rewarding efforts with peace and utter silence.

The trekking comprises 6 sections, which are a day excursions:

Section 1: Cardada - Rifugio Nimi (11.6 Km / 7 h 30 min)
Section 2: Rifugio Nimi - Capanna Alpe Masneè (4.4 Km / 3 h 30 min)
Section 3: Rifugio Alpe Masneè - Capanna Alpe Spluga (9.2 Km / 8 h 30 min)
Section 4: Capanna Spluga - Rifugio Tomeo (8.3 Km / 7 h)
Section 5: Rifugio Tomeo - Capanna Barone (10.1 Km / 7 h)
Section 6: Capanna Barone - Fusio (14.1 Km / 7 h 30 min)
Section 7N: Fusio - Capanna Cristallina (18.9 Km / 8 h 45 min)
Section 8N: Capanna Cristallina - Rifugio Maria Luisa (14.5 Km / 5 h 30 min)
Section 7S: Fusio - Capanna Poncione di Braga (11.9 Km / 7 h 15 min)
Section 8S: Capanna Poncione di Braga - Robièi (10.3 Km / 4 h 45 min)
Section 9S: Robièi - Rifugio Maria Luisa (9.6 Km / 4 h)
Section 10: Rifugio Maria Luisa - Capanna Piano delle Creste (10.8 Km / 5 h)
Section 11: Capanna Piano delle Creste - Capanna Grossalp (11.3 Km / 6 h 30 min)
Section 12: Capanna Grossalp - Cimalmotto (7.1 Km / 3 h)
Section 13: Cimalmotto - Capanna Ribia (12.1 Km / 6 h 45 min)
Section 14: Capanna Ribia - Capanna Alzasca (7.9 Km / 3 h 30 min)
Section 15: Capanna Alzasca - Capanna Alpe Canaa (6.6 Km / 3 h 45 min)
Section 16: Capanna Alpe Canaa - Salmone (10.3 Km / 5 h)
Section 17: Salmone - Ponte Brolla (10.3 Km / 4 h)

More info: www.vialtavallemaggia.ch