|Starting point:||Isole di Brissago|
|Destination:||Robiei, Val Bavona|
|Getting to the starting point:||Boat (Locarno)|
|Getting to the destination:||Bus (San Carlo, Val Bavona)|
|Hiking time:||7 days|
|Season:||June – September|
|Catering:||Mosogno, Loco, Campo Vallemaggia, Bosco Gurin, Robiei|
|Accommodation:||Capanna al Legn (night 1)|
Loco (night 2)
Campo Vallemaggia (night 3)
Bosco Gurin (night 4)
Rifugio Pian Crest (night 5)
Capanna Maria Luisa (night 6)
Day 1: Isole Brissago – Capanna al Legn
Day 2: Capanna al Legn – Mosogno – Loco
Day 3: Spruga – Capanne Arena – Campo Vallemaggia
Day 4: Campo Vallemaggia – Bosco Gurin
Day 5: Bosco Gurin – Rifugio Pian di Crest
Day 6: Pian di Crest – Capanne Maria Luisa
Day 7: Maria Luisa – Robiei (Val Bavona)
The high Alpine trek begins in Locarno and winds up in a remote mountain hotel at the foot of the Basodino Glacier seven days later. Along the way, one expereinces many different cultures and changes in temperatures and seasons.
The ambitious tour basically cuts due North from its starting point, starting at the subtropical Isola di Brissago, cutting through the Centovalli, Valle Onsernone, Valle di Campo, Valle di Bosco, Cazzola-Pass, Pian di Crest, Val Formazza (Italy) and re-enters Switzerland at Bochetta di Valle Maggia to end at Robiei.
While it is not an easy tour, it is well worth the effort. Along the way one works one's way from palm trees to vineyards, chestnut groves, alps, karst landscapes, and ultimately winds up on eternal snow fields. As the crow flies, it is only 35 km but it is worlds apart. A superb trek for well-trained hikers
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.