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The smuggler trail

  • 3 Via Osteno Porlezza, Lombardia, 22018 Italia (map)

Description of the hike

In collaboration with Pro Loco Valsolda and Compagnia del Castello we are offering the trekking in the surronuding of italian part of Lugano Lake area.

Through 3 parallel valleys, a suggestive and panoramic hike on the Italian-Swiss border, between ancient and new stories of wolves and shepherds, saints and smugglers.

Schedule of the hike

Starting point Cavargna 1080m 3500ft slm asl

Finish point Dasio di Valsolda 580m 1900ft

Overnight stay rifugio San Lucio 1550m 5085ft

Meeting point with the guide. Porlezza via Ferrovia,

Carrefour park car Saturday 27 July ore 9,30

Transfer by car to Cavargna 14km 8,7 mi

Other info and costs

Costs: 90 € per person

Guys from 12th to 16th years 60€

During the hike minors must be accompanied by at least one parent or adult who takes their place

The price includes:

Organization of the hike

Presence of a Certified Hiking Guide

Dinner, night and breakfast to Rifuge San Lucio

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Anything is not included on the “the price includes” section