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Alpe Duragno walk

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  • Sentiero Alpe Duragno
    Sentiero Alpe Duragno
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The circular Alpe Duragno Walk, the longest of the three, offers you a panoramic and constantly suggestive view.
moderate
Distance 6.3 km
2:25 h
457 m
456 m
1,858 m
1,437 m
The first part of this walk goes along a relatively flat path that runs alongside the mountain and offers a scenic view over Lugano and its lake. Once reached Alpe Duragno you find yourself immersed in a wonderful alpine environment surrounded by grazing cows and goats. Here you can discover how nature meets local agriculture. The route then climbs the upper part of the Duragno Valley to the Capanna Tamaro, an ideal place to stop for a break, where the view widens out towards Sopraceneri. The descent to Alpe Foppa is along an easy gravel road.

Author’s recommendation

We recommend walking it clockwise.
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Update: August 29, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
1,858 m
Lowest point
1,437 m
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Rest stops

Capanna Tamaro UTOE
Alpe Duragno
Ristorante Alpe Foppa

Start

Alpe Foppa (1,532 m)
Coordinates:
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2'712'451E 1'108'335N
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46.117132, 8.893302
DMS
46°07'01.7"N 8°53'35.9"E
UTM
32T 491755 5107067
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Destination

Alpe Foppa

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We recommend walking it clockwise.

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Coordinates

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2'712'451E 1'108'335N
DD
46.117132, 8.893302
DMS
46°07'01.7"N 8°53'35.9"E
UTM
32T 491755 5107067
w3w 
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
6.3 km
Duration
2:25 h
Ascent
457 m
Descent
456 m
Highest point
1,858 m
Lowest point
1,437 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Cableway ascent/descent Insider tip

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