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View over Rasa

View over Rasa

View over Lake Maggiore

View over Lake Maggiore





Cable car Verdasio-Rasa

Cable car Verdasio-Rasa

Train Centovallina

Train Centovallina

Tour description

Beautiful and not overly demanding hike in a stunning natural setting. The starting point is Porera, a charming cluster of rustici (stone cottages) above Ronco sopra Ascona (accessible only by private transport). The first 40-minute stretch is uphill and offers spectacular views of Lake Maggiore, the Brissago Islands, and the Gambarogno mountains across the lake. Then the trail winds slightly downhill, on a north-facing slope, through the dense and wild woods that characterize Centovalli (beware of possible snow in springtime). The hike ends in the picturesque 16th century village of Rasa, located at 898 meters above sea level on a magnificent natural terrace surrounded by extensive pastures and dense woods—a true gem, reachable only on foot or by suspended cable car from Verdasio. In Rasa, grab a bite to eat at the local grotto, where you can taste typical cured meats and cheeses. From here take the suspended cable car down to Verdasio, from where you can get on the train to Locarno.


Recommended period: May-October
The Verdasio-Rasa cable car runs from March to mid-November

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Places along the route: Porera - Pozzuolo - Termine - Monti - Rasa


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Tour history (B00847)

First published: Donnerstag, 26. Oktober 2006

Last updated: Freitag, 15. Mai 2015

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

Tour characteristics

Distance: 6.4 km | Time requirement: 2¼ h
Ascent: 313 m | Descent: 313 m
Highest point: 1306 m.a.s.l.

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See also

Ascona-Locarno Tourist Office
Infodesk Brissago
Via Leoncavallo 25
CH - 6614 Brissago
Tel.: +41 (0)848 091 091
Fax: +41 (0)91 759 76 94