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Walking Trip in Ticino into Italy

Hello everyone,

I am planning a hike in the alps where I would like to start in the Ticino and cross the border into Italy before making my way to Milan on public transport. I am having difficulty finding much info on the Swiss rando sites I have been looking at so does anybody have any ideas or know of where I might get some info?

I am hoping to walk for five or six days if that helps.

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Re: Walking Trip in Ticino into Italy

The Ticino tourist office sends out some free information (including a hiking guide) to postal addresses. You could try that? There are also free downloads.

http://www.ticino.ch/en/plan/downloads.html

Hope that helps. Enjoy your trip!
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Hello everyone,

I am planning a hike in the alps where I would like to start in the Ticino and cross the border into Italy before making my way to Milan on public transport. I am having difficulty finding much info on the Swiss rando sites I have been looking at so does anybody have any ideas or know of where I might get some info?

I am hoping to walk for five or six days if that helps.

Thanks in advance

Lucas Reynes-Matter
1) check out http://map.geo.admin.ch

2) I'd consider doing come thing like Bellinzona - Gesero - San Jorio - Gravedona (IT), then hydrofoil to Como => train to Milano

2a) Camignolo - Monte Bar - San Lucio (IT) - Porlezza

2b) Lamone - Monte Lema - Dumenza (IT) then Luino & south

2c) Rivera - Monte Tamaro - Neggia - Monteviasco (IT) idem as per previous point

Caveat: I have no idea how trained and fit you are etc, so take these with a pinch of salt.
More than anything - enjoy!

Cheers

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Re: Walking Trip in Ticino into Italy

Good post. I just got back from 3 days in Giubiasco/Bellinzona/Locarno.

The hotel I stayed in provided various hiking trips, in the form of leaflet maps with their own branding, like this one for an example www.latureta.ch and provide them on arrival in Giubiasco.

Happy hiking!

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Re: Walking Trip in Ticino into Italy

The web site camp to camp is full of ideas:

http://www.camptocamp.org/areas/1442...cino-alps-goms
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Re: Walking Trip in Ticino into Italy

Sorry for my terribly slow reply but thank you very much for your suggestion, the site looks great and is giving me some good ideas!
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Re: Walking Trip in Ticino into Italy

And thanks to everyone who posted replies - loads of good ideas and the trip now seems somewhat less daunting!
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And thanks to everyone who posted replies - loads of good ideas and the trip now seems somewhat less daunting!
Hmmm... now about that "daunting" thing... some of those routes are not for the faint of heart or legs...
Don't want to be patronizing or anything, but do make sure you're adequately prepared. In some instances you may be e.g. walking for hours and there will be no drinking water around.
Another point worth mentioning is to become a member of REGA... sometimes the red 'copter comes in handy.
BTW the emergency rescue number in Italy is 118: BUT - don't take your cellphone coverage for granted. I was hiking in Leventina just the other day and there was zero coverage on the swisscom network

Enjoy! If I can be of any assistance around the Como area feel free to pm

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Hello everyone,

I am planning a hike in the alps where I would like to start in the Ticino and cross the border into Italy before making my way to Milan on public transport. I am having difficulty finding much info on the Swiss rando sites I have been looking at so does anybody have any ideas or know of where I might get some info?

I am hoping to walk for five or six days if that helps.

Thanks in advance

Lucas Reynes-Matter
There are a ton of immigrants parked at Como who would like get some tips from you after you do your hiking.
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Re: Walking Trip in Ticino into Italy

Thanks! Your potential routes are very helpful and that website is really great!

Point taken about the safety stuff. I wouldn't say I am a hardened veteran but I have done quite a bit of hiking and wild camping in France and Romania and am pretty fit. I also have a Swiss army sleeping bag and waterproof cover with a fleece that goes on the inside to keep me warm at night!

I am looking into REGA and will do the more serious walking planning on Friday so will repost then if I am stuck but you have already been most helpful so thanks again!

Lucas

P.S. I learnt my lesson about not having enough water in the Vercors some years ago - the photos were beautiful but the experience of no water was not!
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Re: Walking Trip in Ticino into Italy

Lucas,

Does it have to be Tessin?

Chur>>Splügen>>Monte Spluga and then on in Italy is quite a nice route, and with the exception of the pass and a bit on the Italian side you are always close enough to public transport that if the weather turns crap you can just take a bus to the next planned hotel.
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Re: Walking Trip in Ticino into Italy

Thanks for the suggestion, I will look into it when I plan my route on Friday and let you know how I get on.
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Lucas,

Does it have to be Tessin?

Chur>>Splügen>>Monte Spluga and then on in Italy is quite a nice route, and with the exception of the pass and a bit on the Italian side you are always close enough to public transport that if the weather turns crap you can just take a bus to the next planned hotel.
Nice one!! even tho' I'd probably just want to do Andeer - Via Mala - Splugen - Passo Spluga...

Cheers

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Nice one!! even tho' I'd probably just want to do Andeer - Via Mala - Splugen - Passo Spluga...

Cheers

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Also nice.

I've found you have to pick your route carefully, otherwise you'll never burn off the excess calories from the meals.

Pizoccheri? No, no, no... well yes actually, a large portion, with Capuns to start please.
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Also nice.

I've found you have to pick your route carefully, otherwise you'll never burn off the excess calories from the meals.

Pizoccheri? No, no, no... well yes actually, a large portion, with Capuns to start please.

Agreed!!!!
And please bring a good bottle of Sfursat' as well...!!
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Capuns to start please.
Actually, that's exactly what I'm making for dinner tonight!

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Actually, that's exactly what I'm making for dinner tonight!

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And the main course?

If you offer Nusstorte for dessert I'll be on the next train.
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And please bring a good bottle of Sfursat' as well...!!
I think I'm out, so I will have to wash the capuns down with Amarone instead.

Or perhaps a Pignolo.

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And the main course?
That is the main course, but they will have meat (cured) in them as well, quite filling, with a rich cream sauce.

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