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Alpe Foppa – Nágra – Rivera

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  • Alpe Foppa – Nágra – Rivera
    Alpe Foppa – Nágra – Rivera
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A very attractive and less frequented alternative route to reach Rivera along a path that winds largely through the forest.
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Distance 8.9 km
2:45 h
47 m
1,107 m
1,533 m
473 m
It initially crosses the Alpe Foppa pasture and then descends to the Trodo Valley coast, along a historic path through the beech forest and characterised by mule tracks. In the past, the latter was used by the army and the villagers to load the Alpe Foppa, which is still active and produces various typical products, such as the award-winning Alp cheese that can be eaten and purchased at the Alpe Foppa Restaurant. About halfway along the route you reach Nágra, where you can still see the fort with the same name, part of the Monte Ceneri Fortification built during the First World War. This fort, strategically located 400 m above Fort Spina, was intended to protect the coastline down from Monte Tamaro, between the Val Trodo and the Monti di Spina. From Nágra the trail continues towards Monte Ceneri. In this area, you cross a recently redeveloped chestnut forest and then continue along a level path to Soresina.
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Update: August 24, 2022
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1,533 m
Lowest point
473 m
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Alpe Foppa
Monte Tamaro

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Alpe Foppa (1,532 m)
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2'712'449E 1'108'337N
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46.117152, 8.893276
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46°07'01.7"N 8°53'35.8"E
UTM
32T 491753 5107069
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Rivera

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2'712'449E 1'108'337N
DD
46.117152, 8.893276
DMS
46°07'01.7"N 8°53'35.8"E
UTM
32T 491753 5107069
w3w 
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
8.9 km
Duration
2:45 h
Ascent
47 m
Descent
1,107 m
Highest point
1,533 m
Lowest point
473 m
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