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Hiking in the surroundings

Trans Swiss Trail
Trans Swiss Trail
Stage 25, Airolo–Osco
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ViaGottardo
ViaGottardo
Stage 12, Airolo–Rodi
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ViaGottardo
ViaGottardo
Stage 13, Rodi–Lavorgo
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North-South Route
North-South Route
Stage 6, Airolo–Bellinzona
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Faido
Strada alta (Madrano–Osco)

Strada alta (Madrano–Osco)

The path from Airolo over the Bassa di Nara into the Bleniotal to Prugiasco is far from the traffic on the valley floor of the Levantine. Easy to cover in stages as every village offers overnight accommodation. The loveliest section is between Madrano and Osco.
The villages strung like pearls along their sun terrace on the slope of the Levantine Valley were probably settled far earlier than previously assumed. The link between villages has been adapted to today’s traffic needs, but this was not always the case, as proved by the historic paths. Paved sections of path running between drystone walls give the feeling of moving in an ancient cultural landscape.

Parts of the old links have actually vanished under today’s roads, but evidence of rural piety such as wayside chapels and shrines still survives. Their great appeal now lies more in the cultural-historic significance, whereas in earlier times the occupants of the valley associated luck and misfortune with acts of God. St Martin’s Chapels, such as the one in Deggio, and the Iron Age grave discovered there are evidence of centuries of history of the people in this region.
The path from Airolo over the Bassa di Nara into the Bleniotal to Prugiasco is far from the traffic on the valley floor of the Levantine. Easy to cover in stages as every village offers overnight accommodation. The loveliest section is between Madrano and Osco.
The villages strung like pearls along their sun terrace on the slope of the Levantine Valley were probably settled far earlier than previously assumed. The link between villages has been adapted to today’s traffic needs, but this was not always the case, as proved by the historic paths. Paved sections of path running between drystone walls give the feeling of moving in an ancient cultural landscape.

Parts of the old links have actually vanished under today’s roads, but evidence of rural piety such as wayside chapels and shrines still survives. Their great appeal now lies more in the cultural-historic significance, whereas in earlier times the occupants of the valley associated luck and misfortune with acts of God. St Martin’s Chapels, such as the one in Deggio, and the Iron Age grave discovered there are evidence of centuries of history of the people in this region.

Strada alta (Madrano–Osco)

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Anzonico
Anzonico
Lavorgo
Lavorgo
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Agriturismo - B&B Bertazzi
Agriturismo - B&B Bertazzi
Cavagnago
Azienda Marchiei
Azienda Marchiei
Osco
Capanna Campo Tencia CAS
Capanna Campo Tencia CAS
Chironico
Capanna Gana Rossa
Capanna Gana Rossa
Faido
Capanna Prodör
Capanna Prodör
Faido
Capanna Sponda
Capanna Sponda
Chiasso
Hotel Defanti
Hotel Defanti
Lavorgo
Hotel Ristorante Pizzeria Elvezia
Hotel Ristorante Pizzeria Elvezia
Lavorgo
Ostello Capuccini Faido
Ostello Capuccini Faido
Faido
Osteria Anzonico
Osteria Anzonico
Anzonico
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Hiking in the surroundings

Trans Swiss Trail
Trans Swiss Trail
Stage 25, Airolo–Osco
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ViaGottardo
ViaGottardo
Stage 12, Airolo–Rodi
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ViaGottardo
ViaGottardo
Stage 13, Rodi–Lavorgo
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Cycling in the surroundings

North-South Route
North-South Route
Stage 6, Airolo–Bellinzona
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