San Nazzaro - Vairona - Vira


Just hike in a leisurely fashion and enjoy the magnificent view of Lake Maggiore and the Maggia Delta. Admire the fragrant, blossoming gardens of the numerous villas. Savor a glass of Merlot in a cosy "'Ristorante" en route. This is pure Tessin. The short hike from San Nazzaro to Vira is sheer pleasure and shows Tessin from one of its best sides.

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Technical information

Begin of tour: Shipping port San Nazzaro
Access starting point: Arrival by train or by ship from Locarno
Point of arrival: Shipping port Vira
Access point of arrival: Return trip by train or by ship to Locarno
Hiking time: 01:30 h
Physical fitness: easy
Difficulty: easy
Difference in elevation: 160 m
Culmination point: 356 m
Season: January - December
Gastronomy: San Nazzaro, Vairano, Piazzogna, Vira
Overnight: San Nazzaro, Vairano, Piazzogna, Vira
Literature: Hiking map Tessin Sottoceneri


From shipping port San Nazzaro follow the hiking trail to the right in the direction of Vairano. At the chapel of Vairano follow the hiking route in the direction of Piazzogna, hike straight ahead, in Vira follow the hiking trail in the direction of Imbarcadero. From the port ships sail back to San Nazzoro or via Magadino to Locarno.

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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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