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Tour description

Get off the Indemini autopostale bus at the Monti di Piazzogna crossroads, where the road branches off towards the Monti di Piazzogna, crossing the desolate Valle di Derbor and ending at Monti di Vairano. The path begins at Corte della Costa, crossing the Gambarogno and passing by all the monti, and continues to Monti di Caviano (Centocampi= hundred fields).
Here, you’ll see the only thatched roofs in the canton of Ticino. Most are in disrepair, but one farmhouse roof has been restored using traditional techniques in an educational project sponsored by the Ente Turistico del Gambarogno. The village has also re-introduced cultivation of the rye that is made into bundles for the thatch.
From here, the route descends to the village of Caviano, also known as Dirinella. This easy and very picturesque section offers dramatic views of Lake Maggiore.

Look out for:
•The Sentiero dello Yoga (yoga trail) in Sass da Grüm
•Luogo d’Energia restaurant and hotel, Sass da Grüm
•Agriturismo Keller (agricultural tourism centre), Cento Campi


The Monti di Piazzogna crossroads is served by autopostale bus route 62.326 from Magadino to Indemini
Dirinella is served by route 62.329 from Sant’Antonino to Cadenazzo, Magadino and Dirinella
June to October

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Places along the route: Monti di Piazzogna - Monti di Vairano - Monti di Gerra - Monti di Sant'Abbondio - Monti di Caviano - Caviano - Dirinella


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Tour history (B00826)

First published: Donnerstag, 19. Oktober 2006

Last updated: Freitag, 15. Mai 2015

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

Tour characteristics

Distance: 9.9 km | Time requirement: 3¼ h
Ascent: 293 m | Descent: 293 m
Highest point: 906 m.a.s.l.

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See also

Ascona-Locarno Tourist Office
Infodesk Gambarogno
Via Cantonale 29
CH - 6574 Vira Gambarogno
Tel.: +41 (0)91 795 18 66
Fax: +41 (0)91 795 33 40