Enjoyment and fun at Campo Tencia


Airolo: Lüina - San Gottardo

Airolo: Lüina - San Gottardo

Airolo: Gotthardtunnel A2 - Süd 2

Airolo: Gotthardtunnel A2 - Süd 2

Airolo: Pesciüm

Airolo: Pesciüm "Sasso della Boggia

Nante: Airolo-Pesciüm

Nante: Airolo-Pesciüm "Canalone

Nante: Airolo-Pesciüm

Nante: Airolo-Pesciüm "Ristorante

The upper Leventina region is home to rewarding hiking trails far from the 'madding crowd'. Starting at Dalpe the trail takes you through a magnificent forest, the Capanna Campo Tencia, at the foot of the wildly romantic Campo Tencia, Ticino's highest peak. The hut is ideally suited for staying overnight with the entire family: There are climbing gardens, a nearby mountain lake, and a playground in a meadow. And the mountain hut is a secret tip for gourmets: At 2,140 meters above sea level you wil find delectable Ticinese specialties such as black polenta, Pizzocheri or Torta di Pane.

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Technical information

Begin and end of tour: Dalpe
Technical requirements: easy
Physical fitness: medium difficulty
Distance: 13.4 km
Total altitude meters: 1916 m
Biking time: 4:30 (hours, minutes)
Elevation start and end of tour: 1192 m
Culmination point: 2140 m
Season: -
Panorama: Very interesting terrain with regard to geology; highest peak in Ticino.
Gastronomy: Capanna Campo Tencia, Ticinese specialties such as homemade Gnocchi, black Polenta, Risotto with fresh herbs, Pizoccheri, Ticinese cake-bread, Alpine cheese.
Overnight: Capanna Campo Tencia (88 Schlafplätze in unterschiedlich grossen Räumen);; Tel. 091 826 33 43, www.ticino.com/usr/campotencio
Various: Climbing routes, climbing garden, Lagho di Morghirolo.
Access start and end of tour: Take the train to Airolo (KB 600), Post Bus Airolo - Rodi (KB 625.09), Post Bus Rodi - Dalpe (KB 600.58)


Dalpe - Piumogna - Alpe di Croslina - Capanna Campo Tencia - Alpe di Croslina - Piumogna - Dalpe. (same length in both directions).

For children: Playground, opportunity to play at Lagho Morghirolo (30 minute hike), Climbing garden for children, family room.

Gourmet delights: Among the specialties at the Alpine hut are home-made gnocchi, black polenta, risotto with fresh herbs, Pizoccheri, Ticinese bread cake and Alpine cheese.

The easy hiking tour from Dalpe in the Leventina to Capanna Campo Tencio is a treat for families and hearty appetites: children find plenty of opportunities for playing, adults enjoy the wonderful Ticinese specialties.

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The careful planning of a tour will ensure that you also derive the maximum pleasure and enjoyment from it. Please take the time to contact the local information centre and enquire about route and weather conditions before setting off. Your intended trail may be fully or partially closed, depending on the time of year and weather conditions.

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