Sometimes the long and winding route is the best way to reach a destination: On many detours, the BLS Lötschberger and the Vigezzina-Centovalli Railway carry travellers to legendary views and excursion destinations.
The Swiss may be straightforward but this panorama journey isn’t. The ride on the RegioExpress Lötschberger from Bern to Brig does not lead through the Lötschberg Base Tunnel but over the century-old mountain route.
From Brig, Domodossola is within easy reach. From Domodossola, the Vigezzina-Centovalli Railway takes guests to Locarno. There is much to marvel at during the ride along the 50 kilometres of this narrow gauge line: some 83 bridges and viaducts, light chestnut forests and the delightful Merlot des Ticino vineyards. This delicious wine is best sampled during one of the many hiking tours that the region offers. Cheers!
FactsRoute: Bern – Brig – Domodossola (Italy) – Locarno
Distance: 212 km
Duration: 4 h 25 min
- Bern historic town (UNESCO world heritage site).
- Niesen – climbing the “Swiss Pyramide”, by funicular or on foot
- Stockalper castle Brig
- Intragna – the principal place of Centovalli, location of a railway viaduct and the highest steeple of Ticino
- Verzasca valley – jade-green water and eroded rocky landscapes
Food & BeveragesNo catering services.
TimetableAll connections here
TicketThis route is fully covered by the Swiss Travel Pass (Flex) and GA travelcard.
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ReservationsNo seat reservation possible in the RegioExpress Lötschberger – free seating.
A surcharge applies for the panorama train “Vigezzo Vision” on the Italian section between Domodossola and Camedo. The surcharge is collected on the train, EUR 1.50/CHF 1.50