Sentiero Verzasca: The Swiss White Water Trail

Sonogno - Lavertezzo

Gordola Collina

Gordola Collina

Parco Avventura / Adventure Park - Seilpark Tessin

Parco Avventura / Adventure Park - Seilpark Tessin

Camping Campofelice

Camping Campofelice

Parco Avventura / Adventure Park 2 - Seilpark Tessin

Parco Avventura / Adventure Park 2 - Seilpark Tessin

An emerald green river, a spruced up little village, the ruggedly picturesque landscape - the Verzasca Valley is a real Ticino gem.

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Technical information

Starting point:Sonogno
Destination:Lavertezzo
Getting to the starting point:Post bus from Locarno / Tenero to Sonogno
Getting to the destination:Post bus from Lavertezzo
Technique:easy
Physical fitness:medium
Length:13km
Hiking time:3h45
Season:March till November

Description

With two elegant arches the photogenic Roman inspired bridge (which is however not Roman) spans the river. And here it is clear where the name Verzasca - "green water" – comes from. The bridge has by now become a landmark for the whole valley.

It is a fairytale hike in every sense, ending absolutely brilliantly here in Lavertezzo. Never straying far from the river, the trail winds idyllically from Sonogno through light birch and larch forests. It runs across peat meadows and between Brione and Lavertezzo passes thirty sculptures and landscape installations.

Princely prospects - sleepy, often lovingly restored little villages such as Frasco, adventurous suspension bridges, secluded bathing spots and enchanted grotti (rustic little restaurants) serving local delicacies. Try the delicate Merlot, for instance, best appreciated when enjoyed with Ticino specialities such as sausage dishes, risotto or polenta. That the inhabitants of Verzasca Valley have not always had it easy is shown in the remarkable exhibition at the museum in Sonogno. That one can however rise above these times is proven by the local arts and crafts sold in the shop "Pro Verzasca".

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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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