Rasa is a picturesque 16th century village, 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.
This mountain hike commences with a gentle climb over the neighbouring Monti hamlet and on to the abandoned Termine Alps board. From here the trail begins to climb significantly – winding its way through extensive chestnut forests and on up to the Pizzo Leone – leading to a rocky viewing platform from which views are second to none. Looking down you view the elongated Lake Maggiore stretching like a fjord to the broad Magadino Plain, while looking north views couldn’t be more contrasting, with deep valleys and rugged canyons shaping the picturesque Centovalli landscape. A scenic ridge path now leads the way to the Alpe di Naccio and Corona dei Pinci on a pleasant descent - and it’s from here that you make your way to Ronco sopra Ascona via Cassina, Porera and Non following plenty of bends.
Medium difficulty hike requesting a good physical condition.
. Recommended period: May-October
. Getting to the start: train from Locarno to Verdasio, cable car to Rasa
(cable car runs from March to mid-November)
. Getting to your destination: bus from Ronco sopra Ascona (postal office) to Locarno or bus/boat from Porto Ronco to Locarno
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Tour history (B05794)
First published: Donnerstag, 19. Juni 2014
Last updated: Dienstag, 27. Oktober 2015
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