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Valle Verzasca

World famous spot for divers, hikers, connoisseurs

A trip for the whole family

Valle Verzasca / Verzasca Valley (Ticino, CH)

The Valle Verzasca is a rugged valley with many steep slopes and numerous waterfalls. Typical of the Verzasca Valley are the rustici, gray stone houses with heavy stone slabs for the roof. The many churches and chapels along the road in number indicate the pious inhabitants of the valley. Valle Verzasca is the only valley that borders only Ticino valleys and has the geometric center of Ticino with the town of Mergoscia.



The Verzasca Valley lies between the Leventina and Maggia Valleys north of Lake Maggiore.



The entrance to the valley is reached via the small town of Gordola.



An easily passable road leads about 25 km in a south-north direction to Sonogno, a small village at the end of the road, where you can buy fresh stone-baked bread every day.

The Sentierone Valle Verzasca takes you from Tenero to Sonogno on well-marked hiking trails. Regular post buses from Locarno / Tenero also make it possible to hike in stages. Along the Roman Bridge (Ponte dei Salti) in Lavertezzo there are many picturesque swimming spots and an impressive backdrop of rock formations. Divers appreciate this area for its unique spots.

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A special feature of the Valle Maggia is the 220 meter high dam wall. This can be reached by post bus or by car. In front of the wall there are numerous parking spaces, which can be used for a small fee. The wall dams Lake Vogorno, which extends from the dam to Corippo. The dam water is used to generate electricity. In the middle of the dam in the Verzasca Valley there is the possibility to do this

James Bond Bungee Jump

, to relive Golden Eye. In the summer months, jumping is daily.