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Explore the Vallemaggia

Cevio, Switzerland


Added by Patrick Zurfluh

The Maggia Valley with its three sub-valleys is a well-known gem in the Ticino. Hike, swim, relax, and eat good food – you can do it all and more in this beautiful valley in Southern Switzerland!

It is entirely possible to explore the valleys with the bus (Postauto), but using your own car will definitely give you more flexibility to do so. From Locarno or Ascona, just follow the signs to the Vallemaggia and you'll find yourself soon in Cevio in the center of the valley.

In Cevio, the valley splits into the three sub-valleys called Val Lavizzara, Val Ravona, and Val Bavona. While the first two are without doubt worth seeing, my favorite is the Bavona Valley.

To explore the Val Bavona I suggest to drive all the way to the end of the valley where you'll find the town of San Carlo. From there you can take a cable car up to a mountain with an artificial lake. Unfortunately, the cable car did not run the two times I have been there, so I did not yet have the chance to use it. However, I heard that it is well worth taking the ride.

Once you're done in San Carlo, drive back the Bavona Valley and take multiple stops at the many beautiful towns along the way. Definitely don't miss to explore Foroglio, a super-amazing little town with typical stone houses and an amazing waterfall nearby!

Back in Cevio, try one of the many Grotti for lunch or dinner, explore the town, and maybe visit the interesting museum. There's so much more to see in the Vallemaggia!

Helpful website: Vallemaggia Secrets (unfortunately only in Italian and German) 

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