Via Alta Vallemaggia - Aquile Trekking
Trekking delle Aquile (Eagles' trek), a splendid route with open views. In 4 days, it starts from Vergelletto and arrives at Loco.
A bird's-eye view of the Ticino mountains and a panorama as far as the eye can see
An ideal route for discovering alpine hiking without any problems: four stages of limited length, flavoured by some rocky stretches and passages along ridges that are airy, but not too airy. A route also suitable for those who want to introduce young people, perhaps their children, to the mountains beyond the beaten track.
The scenery is that of the chain between Vallemaggia and Onsernone. Alternating between stretches along the slopes and others on the crests, the route offers 360° views of the Ticino Alps, the peaks of Lombardy and Piedmont and more distant massifs, such as the four-thousand metre peaks in the Valais. But there are also glimpses of the valleys nestling at our feet, of forests as far as the eye can see, of villages that look like miniatures from above, of roads resembling slender silver threads. Two thousand metres above the valley floor, it's a bit like feeling like an eagle
Daily rhythm (indicative)
Breakfast at 7:00 am, departure at 8:00 am.
An average of 800m of positive and 1000m of negative height gain each day.
Almost always on T4 alpine trails
Day 1 : Vergeletto ⟶ Cap. Ribia 1060+ / 30-
Day 2 : Cap. Ribia ⟶ Cap. Alzasca 540+ / 800-
Day 3 : Cap. Alzasca ⟶ Cap. Alpe Canaa 710+ / 610-
day 4 : Cap. Alpe Canaa ⟶ Loco 370+ / 1530-
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.
The trek is confirmed as soon as the minimum number of participants is reached, and can be postponed in case of bad conditions.
Payment: The registration for the trek is confirmed by the payment of the total amount, which must be made at the latest one month before the departure. The departure date is written at the top of the page.
Our terms and conditions apply to matters not covered by this offer.
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