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Ascona - photo: MaggiorepiX

Ascona - photo: MaggiorepiX

Panorama Lake Maggiore - photo: MaggiorepiX

Panorama Lake Maggiore - photo: MaggiorepiX

The Rivers Melezza and Maggia - photo: MaggiorepiX

The Rivers Melezza and Maggia - photo: MaggiorepiX

Grotto Ticinese - photo: MaggiorepiX

Grotto Ticinese - photo: MaggiorepiX

Tour description

An easy tour which takes us along the route of the lower River Melezza and the delta of the River Maggia into Lake Maggiore.

From Ascona we climb to Monte Verità, from where we take an asphalted woodland track to Arcegno. We then descend on a narrow road to Golino, next to the River Melezza. We cycle along a pleasant track by the river for 8 km, to the delta of the River Maggia. We return to Ascona on side roads.


Parish Church SS Pietro e Paolo
Papio College and Church of Santa Maria della Misericordia
Casa Serodine
Town Museum
Epper Museum
Museum Trail on Monte Verità
Rice fields of Terreni della Maggia

Church of Sant’Antonio
Church of San Giorgio

Church of S Gottardo with the highest bell tower in Ticino (65m)
Old centre
Museum of Centovalli and Pedemonte

Comic Museum c/o Teatro Dimitri

Ancient wine press

Old centre with beautiful internal courtyards in the houses of San Giorgio, San Rocco and San Lorenzo, with their churches and chapels.


Period advised: january - december

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  • Gemütliche kurze Tour. Kann auch bei unsichern Wetterverhältnissen gefahren werden, da viel Teerstrasse ist. Erst entlang der Melezza und der Maggia freut man sich über etwas Federweg an der Gabel.

Places along the route: Ascona - Arcegno - Golino - Melezzabrücke - Flussmündung - Maggia - Ascona


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Tour history (B00980)

First published: Donnerstag, 1. März 2007

Last updated: Dienstag, 28. Januar 2014

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

Tour characteristics

Distance: 18.9 km | Time requirement: 1½ h
Ascent: 240 m | Descent: 240 m
Highest point: 430 m.a.s.l.

Difficulty No singletrails

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See also

Lago Maggiore Tourist Office
Largo Zorzi 1
CH - 6600 Locarno
Tel: +41 (0)848 091 091
Fax: +41 (0)91 759 76 94
E-Mail: info@ascona-locarno.com
Internet: www.ascona-locarno.com

Lake Maggiore and the Valleys; Nr. 3