Via Alta Vallemaggia - Camosci Trekking
Trekking dei Camosci follows the first stages of the Via Alta in the "Vallemaggia". In 6 days, starting from Locarno/Cardada along the ridges to Fusio.
A spectacle of ridges, rocks, pastures and refuges.
A linear itinerary for "expert" hikers which starts from the blue of Lake Maggiore and leads to demanding alpine environments characterised by rocks, scree and some aerial passages.
Almost a week away from any village or dwelling, with no roads, no cable cars, no artificial lakes, no high voltage lines or antennas to spoil the natural experience: the Chamois Trekking follows one of the most unspoilt mountain ranges in the Swiss Alps. Starting from Cimetta above Cardada, a famous tourist destination near Locarno, five days of ups and downs take us to the slopes of Pizzo Campo Tencia, the peak par excellence of Ticino. Thanks to the refuges, all situated at around 2000 metres, the route always remains at high altitude, allowing you to enjoy the environment without excessive height differences.
Daily rhythm (indicative)
Breakfast at 7:00 am, departure at 8:00 am.
An average of 1200m of positive and 1300m of negative height gain each day.
Almost always on T4 alpine trails
Day 1 : Cimetta ⟶ Rif. Nimi (telecabina il primo pezzo) 1170+ / 1090-
Day 2 : Rif Nimi ⟶ Rif. Alpe Masnee 720+ / 370-
Day 3 : Rif. Alpe Masnee ⟶ Cap. Alpe Spluga 990+ / 1220-
Day 4 : Cap. Alpe Spluga ⟶ Cap. Tomeo 1020+ / 1120-
Day 5 : Cap. Tomeo ⟶ Cap. Barone 1530+ / 1100-
Day 6 : Cap. Barone ⟶ Fusio 1210+ / 2090-
Tips for personal equipment
Emphasis should be placed on lightness and avoiding unnecessary weight. The weight of the bag should not exceed 7 kg, all (multi-layered clothing, underwear, fleece, gore-tex jacket). Avoid bulky jackets and cotton clothes. Put your clothes in a plastic bag to protect them from the rain. Reduce packaging as much as possible.
A list of essential equipment will be given to you at the time of your registration.
Pricing and Booking
You can place a booking request to obain a quote that we will confirm after having contacted you to finalise all details. Contact us for special arrangements
Special arrangement examples:
Lodging / meeting room booking
Organisation of outdoor workshops
Catering on the way, picnics, for example cheese fondue, tea, biodynamic wine from Domaine de la Colombe à Féchy, Italian espresso coffee, etc.
Wine tasting events
We offer VIP minibus transfer to the event's starting point.
Payment terms: 50% upfront, 50% after the event. 100% of the fees are due in case of cancellation 15 days before the beginning of the tour, and 50% for 30 days
Guiding and explanations on region, cultural and geoligical contexts, fauna / flora etc., by a licensed Mountain leader
Accommodation with half board,
Daily picnic for an extra 15chf
Drinks and alcool beverages
Meals/food outside of the half board
Travel insurance in case of cancellation