Homepage: Free tour guide with over 7500 GPS tours and map overlays (MTB, alpine, ski, transalpine, biking, hiking, cycling, mountain bike etc.)

Tour description

«The Way of Water» is a didactic trail born thanks to a collaboration between the municipal companies and the Morobbia Valley Region, which shows how energy is produced and the history of the exploitation of groundwater in the Morobbia Valley with the help of 9 explanatory panels correlated with photos.
The trail leads the hikers to discover the great man's work, the basin of accumulation of the Carmena dam (39 meters high, whose crown measures 99 meters and with a capacity of 250,000 cubic meters of water) until to reach the turbines for the production of high-quality hydroelectric energy of the station Morobbia.
Interventions that, contrary to what often happens, have not distorted the nature, but rather have added value to the surrounding nature.
Along the trail you can see major artifacts of the old and the new plant, a varied vegetation and short stretches of the river Morobbia, but above all the noise of bursting of its flow that becomes more and more important with the approach of the mouth, where it meets the river Ticino.
From the Monti of Stagno, you will enjoy unparalleled views of the surrounding mountains and on the plain of Magadino.


Indications: Parking is available in Vellano or Giubiasco. Paved mountain road, with little traffic from Giubiasco to Vellano. The only uphill section of the trail is between the dam Carmena and the Monti of Stagno .

For groups of 15 or more people there is the opportunity to visit the power station of Giubiasco, the last point of the itinerary. Reservations are requested to the Center AMB.

Create your own tour review

How pleased would you have been to receive tips or advice before a tour or on an area?

Be the first person to write a review of this tour! A review can be created in just 3 minutes — rate a tour and help others.

Places along the route: Vellano - Carmena - Monti di Stagno - Monti di Scertara - Monti di Verona - Monda - fortino in località «Piano delle Borre» - Montagna - San Bartolomeo - Ponte Vecchio sulla Morobbia - Giubiasco


Key figures for the last 12 months (since Oktober 2015)



List view (without GEO map) of the tour together with other tours

Tour detail views

View of the detailed tour information (e.g. this page)


References to the tour sheet

Mobile look ups

With the GPS-Tracks app for iPhone or Android

Popularity index

Compared with all other Hiking tours in the Ticino region

Tour history (B05137)

First published: Dienstag, 31. Januar 2012

Last updated: Montag, 18. Mai 2015

Tour published by: Presented by www.bellinzonese-altoticino.ch

Tour characteristics

Distance: 9.2 km | Time requirement: 3½ h
Ascent: 333 m | Descent: 819 m
Highest point: 855 m.a.s.l.

Printing, information

See also

Bellinzonese e Alto Ticino
Sede Bellinzonese
Palazzo Civico
CH-6500 Bellinzona
T +41 (0)91 825 21 31
F +41 (0)91 821 41 20