Robièi: Crystal-clear lakes in primeval primary rock

San Carlo

Crystal clear, turquoise-green or ice-blue lakes in a majestic High Alpine world, surrounded by granite massifs and glaciers - on Robièi this world is even accessible to hikers without Alpine experience.

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Technical information

Begin of tour: Cableway mountain station
San Carlo/Val Bavona - Robièi
Access starting point: SBB to Locarno, bus FART Locarno - Bignasco, Postal bus Bignasco - San Carlo in Bavonatal (Bavona valley), Air cableway San Carlo - Robièi
Point of arrival: Mountain station of the cableway
San Carlo/Val Bavona - Robièi
Access point of arrival: SBB to Locarno, bus FART Locarno - Bignasco, Postal bus Bignasco - San Carlo in Bavonatal (Bavona valley), Air cableway San Carlo - Robièi
Hiking time: 3 h
Physical fitness: challenging
Difficulty: easy
Difference in elevation: 400 m
Culmination point: 2310 m
Season: June - October
Gastronomy: Albergo Robièi, good local cuisine
Overnight: Albergo Robièi
Literature: Hiking map 1:50,000, «Valle Maggia»

Description

Stn. Robièi – Lago di Robièi – Lago Bianco - Lago dei Cavagnöö – Lago Sfundau – Lago Bianco – Stn. Robièi

From the last stop of the cableway, at 1940 meters above sea level, well constructed paths lead to reservoir lakes small and large, situated at the foot of Basodino, one of Tessin's most beautiful Alpine summits. And it's not just lakes and glacier meltwater glittering against granite in the sun, it's also crystals: Robièi is renowned for its wealth of minerals.

Other attraction: Val Bavona, Basodino-Glacier, Cristallina

For families: Cableway journey, marmots (woodchucks), rock faces

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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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