Winter hikes in Ticino

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For those who enjoy an active vacation, we have lots of suggestions in Ticino. Use our Travel Guide as a source of inspiration for planning your next adventure and browse through descriptions and route details of the most beautiful winter hikes.
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The 10 most beautiful winter hikes in Ticino

Winter hiking · Ascona-Locarno
Winter hike along the lake from Tenero to Ascona
recommended route Difficulty easy
17.7 km
4:20 h
35 m
32 m
Beautiful winter walk along the Lake Maggiore from Tenero to Ascona. Stroll, pause, discover and enjoy the unique Mediterranean atmosphere. The Rivapiana is a flat walk and ideal in any winter weather.
Winter hiking · Bellinzona and Valleys
Sentiero di Campo Blenio (SwitzerlandMobility 454)
recommended route Difficulty easy
2 km
0:30 h
32 m
32 m
The Campo Blenio Saracino path, a circular trail which is not particularly difficult, is ideal for a good walk in the winter landscape of the sun-drenched Blenio Valley, the ideal location typically chosen by those who wish to spend a snowy day with their families.
Sacro Monte Madonna del Sasso, Orselina
Winter hiking · Ascona-Locarno
Winter hike Collina Bassa
recommended route Difficulty easy
5.8 km
1:40 h
32 m
209 m
Winter walk from Orselina to Tenero, along the Collina Bassa. Discovery tour through the alleys and streets of the hills above Locarno, stopping at one of the most beautiful viewpoints of the city.
Collina Alta
Winter hiking · Ascona-Locarno
Winter hike Collina Alta
recommended route Difficulty easy
6.9 km
2:16 h
290 m
208 m
Nice winter walk on the sunny hill Collina Alta, above Locarno. The approximately 7 km long trail from Locarno Monti to Contra is distinguished by a breathtaking panorama and is also suitable for families.
Winter walk Camperio-Gorda
Winter hiking · Bellinzona and Valleys
Winter walk Camperio-Gorda
recommended route Difficulty moderate
6.2 km
2:15 h
602 m
0 m
A classic excursion leading to the Gorda Hut, situated on a gentle sunny plateau with a spectacular view of the Adula massif and the entire Valle del Sole.
Sonogno
Winter hiking · Ascona-Locarno
Sentiero Valle Verzasca (SwitzerlandMobility 456)
recommended route Difficulty easy
6.1 km
2:00 h
120 m
120 m
This route, which follows an easily accessible level footpath, invites you to discover the Valle Verzasca at a time of year when it is least crowded. Walking along the river, among typical stone cottages («rustici»), you will enjoy the peace and quiet of one of Ticino’s most beautiful landscapes.
Winter walk Airolo-Pesciüm
Winter hiking · Airolo
Sentiero Airolo - Pesciüm (SwitzerlandMobility 453)
recommended route Difficulty easy
5.4 km
1:40 h
168 m
168 m
The winter hiking trail between Airolo and Pesciüm, overlooking the majestic massif of the St. Gotthard, offers a privileged point of view to enjoy the scenic landscapes of the heart of the Swiss Alps. 
Sentiero Nante - Alpe Nuova (SwitzerlandMobility 452)
Winter hiking · Bellinzona and Valleys
Sentiero Nante - Alpe Nuova (SwitzerlandMobility 452)
recommended route Difficulty moderate
6 km
1:40 h
124 m
124 m
A winter trail in the Upper Leventina that allows you to admire the heart of the Swiss Alps. Completely immersed in the woods and protected from the wind.
Winter hiking · Ascona-Locarno
Ronco s/Ascona-Porano-Non-Ronco s/Ascona
recommended route Difficulty easy
4 km
2:00 h
492 m
492 m
Circular winter hike from the picturesque centre of Ronco s/Ascona, to the hamlets of Porano and Non, which offer breathtaking views.
Winter walk Carì-Predèlp
Winter hiking · Bellinzona and Valleys
Winter walk Carì-Predèlp
recommended route Difficulty moderate closed
5.7 km
1:35 h
138 m
139 m
A beautiful walk through the woods, in the sunny village of Carì, leading to the Alla Meta farmhouse, where you can taste excellent local products.
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