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Sentiero Cristallina Stage 3: Cap. Cristallina - Airolo

From the stony mountain slopes, across beautiful alps with typical twin water troughs, to finally reach the Val Bedretto-Höhenweg (high-level trail). The high moorland ablaze with dazzling colour and views of the Gotthard massif are phenomenal.


Sentiero Cristallina - Discover the full itinerary

The Sentiero Cristallina links Bignasco in Valle Maggia with Airolo in Val Bedretto. Between them lie steep mountain slopes, a waterfall on a village outskirts, crystalline rock, Alpine lakes/reservoirs, idyllic alps and remote hamlets.

DepartureCristallina hut
ArrivalAirolo
Suitable for
Adults
Itinerary features
Typology
Linear
Length
12.04 KM
Duration
4H
Difficulty
Average
Saturday 24 February
MAX 8° / MIN -2°
rainfall 5%
wind light
Weather forecast for the next days

Sun
4° -2°

Mon
1° -6°

Tue
0° -9°

Wed
2° -8°

Thu
2° -6°
Tips

For hiking, follow the logo indicated on the yellow signposts:
Sentiero Cristallina
n. 59
 

  • Waterproof clothing, light and warm
  • Hiking boots
  • Gloves, sun cap, change of clothes
  • Backpack maximum 5-8 kg
  • First aid kit with penknife
  • Sleeping bag for overnight in alpine hut
  • Torch, sunglasses, sun cream, water-bottle
  • Hiking map/topographic map
  • Compass
  • Camera
  • Food
  • Raincover for backpacks

 

Montagnepulite: This project was born to promote an effective management and sustainable use of mountain huts in Ticino, and in particular the litter management. The responsible management of litter in the mountains is a matter of common sense. We can all contribute:

https://www.montagnepulite.ch/en/golden-rules

Tourism Organization Addresses

Ascona-Locarno Turismo
Infodesk Maggia

Centro commerciale
CH-6673 Maggia
T +41 91 759 77 26
F +41 91 759 77 40
[email protected]
www.ascona-locarno.com

Bellinzonese e Alto Ticino
Sede Leventina

Via della Stazione 22
CH-6780 Airolo
T +41 91 869 15 33
F +41 91 869 26 42
[email protected]
www.bellinzonese-altoticino.ch

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