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Tour description

The second itinerary goes to Val Rovana, Valle di Campo, and the Alpe di Sfille. Start from Cavio and take the road to Linescio on the left. Keep going as far as Cimalmotto and at 100m before the church there’s a narrow road for 2.5 kms as far as Pianelli. Continue by foot: cross the bridge and follow the signed path through the larch woods as far as Fiumigna, then carry on for about an hour and a half until you get to the Alpe. The rustic buildings that make up the Alpe are full of charm. Cheese made of a mixture of milk is on sale from the middle of August.
While you’re at Cimalmotto take a look at the frescoes painted by Borgnis (1701-1761) in the portico of the church of S. Maria Assunta. At Linsecio you can still see how the land was terraced a long time ago for the cultivation of rye, hemp, flax, potatoes and other vegetables.

Other highlights:

Frescoes by G:M: Borgnis (1701 1761), Cimalmotto
artist who came from Val Vigezzo (Craveggia)

Valle Bavona
splendid valley, with its own peculiarity: despite the fact that it produces a huge amount of electricity (3 power stations and 3 dams), apart from San Carlo, all the other villages have no electricity supply! Instead they use solar panels, gas, water turbines, candles, paraffin etc.


Recommended period: july - september

Alpe di Sfille, Campo Vallemaggia, tel. 091 754 12 48. Cheese on sale from 15th August, either directly from the alpe or at the home of the alpigiano Mr. Coppini, Cimalmotto.

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Places along the route: Pianelli - Fiümigna - Alpe di Sfii


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Tour history (B00936)

First published: Mittwoch, 31. Januar 2007

Last updated: Freitag, 15. Mai 2015

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

Tour characteristics

Distance: 3.3 km | Time requirement: 1½ h
Ascent: 381 m | Descent: 381 m
Highest point: 1666 m.a.s.l.

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See also

Ascona-Locarno Tourist Office
Infodesk Vallemaggia
Centro Commerciale
CH - 6673 Maggia
Tel.: +41 (0)91 753 18 85
Fax: +41 (0)91 753 22 12