Since 1906, the funicular railway has carried residents and guests from the centre of Locarno up through the gorge to Orselina, the starting point of today's designer cable car to Cardada. The panoramic chairlift makes the final ascent to Cimetta, situated high above Lake Maggiore at 1,450m.
Le Gruyère AOP cheese is produced in ample quantities. 29'000 tons of the hard cheese are made annually. It bears the registered trademark AOP (indicating its origin). There is a modern show dairy that produces Le Gruyère AOP cheese, the "La Maison du Gruyère".
The 2998-meter Piz Beverin, located in the middle of Beverin Nature Park, dominates the park’s scenery. Majestic, serene, frugal, persevering and peaceful – these are the characteristics defining this habitat of the capricorn (Rhaeto-Romanic for ibex). The park covers 370 square kilometres from Thusis to Schams and includes large parts of the Safien Valley.