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Rasa - Ronco sopra Ascona

Rasa is a picturesque 16th century village, located at 898 meters above sea level on a magnificent natural terrace surrounded by extensive pastures and dense woods - a true gem, reachable only on foot or by suspended cable car from Verdasio.

This mountain hike commences with a gentle climb over the neighbouring Monti hamlet and on to the abandoned Termine Alps board. From here the trail begins to climb significantly - winding its way through extensive chestnut forests and on up to the Pizzo Leone - leading to a rocky viewing platform from which views are second to none.
Looking down you view the elongated Lake Maggiore stretching like a fjord to the broad Magadino Plain, while looking north views couldn't be more contrasting, with deep valleys and rugged canyons shaping the picturesque Centovalli landscape.

A scenic ridge path now leads the way to the Alpe di Naccio and Corona dei Pinci on a pleasant descent - and it's from here that you make your way to Ronco sopra Ascona via Cassina, Porera and Non following plenty of bends.

Medium difficulty hike requesting a good physical condition.

Tips

  • Hiking boots
  • Sun cap
  • Water-bottle
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun cream
  • Hiking map
  • Camera
  • Food

 

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