Ronco s. Ascona - Porera - Rasa

Beautiful and not overly demanding hike in a stunning natural setting.

The starting point is Porera, a charming cluster of rustici (stone cottages) above Ronco sopra Ascona (accessible only by private transport). The first 40-minute stretch is uphill and offers spectacular views of Lake Maggiore, the Brissago Islands, and the Gambarogno mountains across the lake.

Then the trail winds slightly downhill, on a north-facing slope, through the dense and wild woods that characterize Centovalli (beware of possible snow in springtime).

The hike ends in the picturesque 16th century village of Rasa, 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. In Rasa, grab a bite to eat at the local grotto, where you can taste typical cured meats and cheeses.

From here take the suspended cable car down to Verdasio, from where you can get on the train to Locarno.

DepartureRonco sopra Ascona
Suitable for
Itinerary features
6.34 KM
2H 15
Friday 23 February
MAX 6° / MIN 2°
rainfall 70%
wind light
Weather forecast for the next days

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5° 3°

3° 0°

1° -2°

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


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Tourism Organization Addresses

Ascona-Locarno Turismo
Infodesk Ascona

Viale Papio 5
CH-6612 Ascona
T +41 848 091 091
F +41 91 759 76 94
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