Vergeletto and the pretty Salei alpine lake

Explore Valle Onsernone, the renowned, secluded wilderness. Features which have indeed, attracted famous artists and writers to the area. Your first trip will almost certainly not be your last! There are a large number of itineraries which allow you to appreciate it properly. Discover the Salei area, its pretty alpine lake and the idyllic landscape surrounding it. Such charming beauty, bound to amaze you.

DepartureVergeletto - Zott
ArrivalVergeletto - Zott
Suitable for
Itinerary features
12.72 KM
5H 30
Tuesday 20 February
MAX 9° / MIN 2°
rainfall 0%
wind light/moderate
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Alternative routes

Option A:

Zott (cableway) – Alpe Salei – Lake Salei – Arena mountain hut (possibly Porcareccio) – cableway – Vergeletto

Follow the path as described above until the Arena mountain hut and follow the route to Porcareccio. You then come back to the cableway in the opposite direction. After descending to the valley floor, by cableway, carry on until Vergeletto village, one of the most tradition...

  • 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:


Tourism Organization Addresses

Ascona-Locarno Turismo
Infodesk Locarno

Piazza Stazione / Stazione FFS
CH-6600 Locarno
T +41 848 091 091
F +41 91 759 76 59
[email protected]


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