Lakes, brooks and aqueducts in Val Lavizzara

Val Lavizzara

High up in the Maggia Valley you will find Val Lavizzara. And above the Lavizzara Valley the mountain village of Fusio hugs the steep face of the mountains above the Maggia River. The architecture of the village points to various influences: stone houses like in the south, wooden barns like in Central Switzerland. The hike up to Lago di Mognola is very interesting as regards culture and landscape. You will come across sparse mountain forests, cascading waterfalls, lush vegetation, wonderful resting places and traces of ancient water conduits made from stone. All this defines the landscape at Alp Canà.

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Technical information

Begin and end of tour: Fusio
Technical requirements: medium difficulty
Physical fitness: medium difficulty
Distance: 10 km
Total altitude meters: 1518 m
Biking time: 4:40 (hours, minutes)
Elevation start and end of tour: 1289 m
Culmination point: 2048 m
Season: -
Panorama: View over Lago del Sambucco as well as the Maggia Valley
Gastronomy: -
Overnight: -
Various: Restored ancient water conduit on Canà
Access start and end of tour: By train to Locarno (KB 630), Post Bus Locarno - Bignasco (630.60), Post Bus Bignasco - Fusio (KB 630.72)


Fusio - Vacarisc di fuori - Corte Mognola - Lago di Mognola - Corte della Sassina - Canà - Alp Vacarisc - Vacarisc di fuori - Fusio

An unforgettable hike, both in its cultural and scenic aspects, in the uppermost region of Val Lavizzara, offering besides the beauty of the mountain lake Lago di Mognola an encounter with a cultural monument that had almost been forgotten, an old water conduit made from stone.

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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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