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River Melezza

River Melezza

Piazza Motta - Ascona

Piazza Motta - Ascona

Monte Verità

Monte Verità

Monte Verità

Monte Verità

View over Intragna and Golino

View over Intragna and Golino

Panoramic view

Panoramic view

Tour description

This circuit is a relatively easy and varied itinerary that alternates between lakeshore, woods, and the banks of the Melezza and Maggia Rivers. Starting on the beautiful Ascona lakefront, ride up to Monte Verità, a magnetic and energetic place well worth a visit. From here, follow the steep paved path that runs through the woods until you reach the road that leads you to the quaint village of Arcegno. Just after the village, you pass by the Collina di Maia nature area. A small side road brings you to the main road. Turn left and shortly thereafter you will reach Golino, from where you descend to the Melezza River. A dirt road runs along the Melezza and then joins the Maggia River. Continue on this road until you arrive to the agricultural area known as Terreni alla Maggia. From here you won't be far from your starting point, on the piazza of Ascona, where you can enjoy a well-deserved break in one of the many restaurants or cafés.

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Places along the route: Ascona (Piazza G. Motta) - Monte Verità - Arcegno - Collina di Maia - Golino - Argine fiume Melezza - Golf Gerre Losone - Argine fiume Maggia - Terreni alla Maggia - Ascona (Piazza G. Motta)


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Tour history (B00690)

First published: Mittwoch, 7. Juni 2006

Last updated: Mittwoch, 29. Juli 2015

Tour published by: Presented by www.ascona-locarno.com

Tour characteristics

Distance: 19.4 km | Time requirement: 1¾ h
Ascent: 240 m | Descent: 240 m
Highest point: 430 m.a.s.l.

Difficulty S0

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See also

Ascona-Locarno Tourist Office
Infodesk Ascona
Viale Papio 5
CH - 6612 Ascona
Tel.: +41 (0)848 091 091
Fax: +41 (0)91 759 76 94