965 Percorso Campo Vallemaggia
965 Percorso Campo Vallemaggia

Snowshoe trekking

Percorso Campo Vallemaggia

Percorso Campo Vallemaggia

Campo Vallemaggia–Corte Nuovo–Campo Vallemaggia

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Percorso Campo Vallemaggia

Percorso Campo Vallemaggia

A snowshoe tour through the larch forests above Campo Vallemaggia. Begin with a steep climb to Corte Nuovo: in the background is Pizzo Bombögn mountain, famed for its stone wall. Then return across a magnificent larch-clad slope with watercourses and views of Cimalmotto village.
The mountain village of Campo Vallemaggia (1,291 m.a.s.l.) lies in the Rovana Valley, a tributary valley of the Maggia Valley. The trail starts in the village centre, with its aristocratic houses and numerous churches. Then, above the main village church, comes a flat stretch that crosses a brook and plunges into a forest. The climb takes you past majestic larch trees. A couple of flat sections invite you to take a break and admire the superb view of the village, framed by the treetops.

Unfavourable geological conditions as well as deforestation caused many landslides here from the start of the 19th century onwards. Even today, they characterise the area traversed by this trail. Evidence of this can be seen, for example, in the biotope by the side of the route, which is fed from a watercourse that is enclosed by timber walls. The channel is used to drain off surface water. A total of 28 of these channels were built in the last century to arrest landslide movements.

The next destination is Corte Nuovo, the highest point of this tour. This clearing with its rustic buildings reminds us that use of the sunlit side of the Rovana Valley as Alpine pastureland is an important factor here. The backdrop: the Bombögn peak, with its impressive drystone wall. 300 meters long and two meters high, this wall gains 150 meters in altitude as it climbs up to the summit. It was built in 1948 to protect the pastures of Campo Vallemaggia. The next section of the hike crosses gentle terrain, with magnificent views of the village of Cimalmotto. Then you return through superb scenery, amid a larch grove that is traversed by several watercourses.
A snowshoe tour through the larch forests above Campo Vallemaggia. Begin with a steep climb to Corte Nuovo: in the background is Pizzo Bombögn mountain, famed for its stone wall. Then return across a magnificent larch-clad slope with watercourses and views of Cimalmotto village.
The mountain village of Campo Vallemaggia (1,291 m.a.s.l.) lies in the Rovana Valley, a tributary valley of the Maggia Valley. The trail starts in the village centre, with its aristocratic houses and numerous churches. Then, above the main village church, comes a flat stretch that crosses a brook and plunges into a forest. The climb takes you past majestic larch trees. A couple of flat sections invite you to take a break and admire the superb view of the village, framed by the treetops.

Unfavourable geological conditions as well as deforestation caused many landslides here from the start of the 19th century onwards. Even today, they characterise the area traversed by this trail. Evidence of this can be seen, for example, in the biotope by the side of the route, which is fed from a watercourse that is enclosed by timber walls. The channel is used to drain off surface water. A total of 28 of these channels were built in the last century to arrest landslide movements.

The next destination is Corte Nuovo, the highest point of this tour. This clearing with its rustic buildings reminds us that use of the sunlit side of the Rovana Valley as Alpine pastureland is an important factor here. The backdrop: the Bombögn peak, with its impressive drystone wall. 300 meters long and two meters high, this wall gains 150 meters in altitude as it climbs up to the summit. It was built in 1948 to protect the pastures of Campo Vallemaggia. The next section of the hike crosses gentle terrain, with magnificent views of the village of Cimalmotto. Then you return through superb scenery, amid a larch grove that is traversed by several watercourses.
5 km | 1 Stage
280 m | 280 m
2 h 30 min
medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Campo (VMaggia), Chiesa
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Season

Winter season
The winter season is usually from 1st December to 31st march.
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Routing
Due to snow conditions, the locally signposted route may differ from that shown on the SwitzerlandMobility web map. If in doubt, follow the local signs.
Signalization
This route is only signposted in one direction: Campo Vallemaggia – Corte Nuovo – Cavà – Campo Vallemaggia

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Campo (VMaggia), Chiesa
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Contact

Ascona-Locarno Turismo
Centro Punto Valle
Via Vallemaggia 10
6670 Avegno
Tel. +41 (0)848 091 091
vallemaggia@ascona-locarno.com
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Signalization
For snow shoe trekking, follow the logo indicated on the pink signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your tour for safety's sake.
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