Via Alta Vallemaggia - Laghetti Trekking
Trekking dei Laghetti goes around the Basodino (second highest mountain in Ticino). It follows the central stages of the Via Alta in the "Vallemaggia". In 5 days, starting from Fusio it returns to Fusio.
A tour of discovery between the blue of the water and the blue of the sky.
A circular route for those who wish to discover varied and spectacular alpine landscapes, passing by the slopes of the Basodino Glacier and always staying overnight in sheltered accommodation.
Five days full of emotions and nature, five days of Alpine water: that's the promise of this new high-altitude route suspended over the Upper Maggia Valley, straddling the adjacent regions. There are countless lakes to discover. Sometimes it's the surprise of a tiny, hidden stretch of water set in a ravine in the mountain, or the ripple of a small lake that from afar attracts our curiosity and offers us its grassy beach for a well-deserved break, or the calm surface of a reservoir silently dedicated to the production of renewable energy. Or the flowing water: springs and waterfalls, rivulets and streams from which three of the main rivers of the Lepontine Alps spring: Maggia, Ticino and Toce. And that's not all. There is also frozen water: glaciers large and small illuminate our path.
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 : Fusio ⟶ Cap. Poncione di Braga 1810+ / 1100-
Day 2 : Cap. Poncione di Braga ⟶ Cap. Basodino 830+ / 980-
Day 3 : Cap. Basodino ⟶ Cap. Maria Luisa 840+ / 530-
Day 4 : Cap. Maria Luisa ⟶ Cap. Cristallina 1220+ / 810-
Day 5 : Cap. Cristallina ⟶ Fusio 900+ / 2180-
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