Centovalli Express

Centovalli

Monte Generoso

Monte Generoso

Locarno Monti

Locarno Monti

Lago Maggiore, from Cardada

Lago Maggiore, from Cardada

The Centovalli Railway connects the Gotthard and Simplon lines as well as Ticino and Valais via the shortest possible route. The railway is not just a means of transportation. It is also an excursion train, that takes visitors through the magnificent landscapes of Centovalli and Valle Vigezzo.

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The nearly 60 kilometer long narrow gauge railway track of the Centovalli Railway leads across the dizzying heights of viaducts, past deep ravines and thundering waterfalls, through sunlit chestnut forests and fertile vineyards, tunnels and hairpin bends.

The train takes you straight through the Centovalli (the Hundred Valleys region), in just two hours from Locarno on Lago Maggiore to Domodossola in Italy. Centovalli is home to the the wild Melezza River. There are numerous side valleys that are densely forested and strewn with jagged rocks. The region offers a variety of hikes and excursions that begin at one of the numerous railway stops in Italy or Switzerland.

2 Comments

  • 1
    Weggie

    My family and I did this tour last June. It is spectacular and is best done as a part of train+lake steamer circular tour.

    Tuesday, May 20, 2014 12:28 PM

  • 2
    Roy

    Been on this line its very nice

    Friday, May 9, 2014 9:34 PM

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