The cablecars are finally open. This one starts in Rodi and whisks you up to lake Tremorgio just in 5 minutes.
Once up there you have several hiking options. Since this was our first time here we decided to start with an easy hike around the lake. Honestly I thought it will be bit boring just to do the circular walk but we had so much fun. As my son called it, it is a natural playground.
There was a lot of rock climbing, marmot’s holes searching, cows petting, water stream wading, snow touching,…..
We opted for the Upper circular route to get a bit of perspective but half way we joined the lower path.
Even though summer has officially started the weather up there is unpredictable. Just a friendly reminder to pack a jacket.
Just before the cable car station there is a Capanna Tremorgio with a nice view and good cook.
Best view of Locarno region? No doubt. Best hike? Not for me.
We started this hike in Viona. There is a small parking lot close by. From there the sign says 1 hour up to the Capanna di Lego. It took us 1,5 hours. Keep in mind that we have a baby in the carrier and 4 year old that needs to make snack stops every 15 minutes.
The trail leads through the forest. Sometimes you get a promise of the view that awaits you on the top. I have to mentioned that the path climbs uphill all the time. There aren’t any parts you can rest or run around a bit. Keep this in mind if you’re hiking with younger kids.
There is one cool stop on the way. My son loved the “mystery” rock we have found. We tried to come up with as much theories as possible why there are crosses on the rock and who carved them. Anything to keep his mind from the constant ascent.
The views on the top are gorgeous. From one side you can admire the Lago Maggiore, from the other side Verzasca valley.
There is a grotto, few houses, little lake and chapel up there too.
In overall this is a totally doable hike with kids with views as a reward in the end. I personally prefer more variety kind of hike. Not only climb up the hill and climb back down the same way.
Would I recommend to do it with a stroller? No way. Technically you can do a big chunk of it but you walk on the road with quite a lot of traffic.
The part around Caslano village is really picturesque. Beautiful lake with old secession buildings around,..
then the trail goes uphill with stairs and you cannot go on with the stroller
so, we turn around a did the pretty part again and continue counter clockwise the circular hike. The part that starts behind Caslano goes on the road where is traffic and almost never a sidewalk. So i would recommend to walk around Caslano village, have an ice cream, play a bit in parco giochi next to the church a leave the walk when your kids can walk by themselves.