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Hiking from Lavertezzo to Ganne in the Verzasca valley

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Ponte dei Salti

Ponte dei Salti is an ancient bridge across the river in the Verzasca valley.

Hiking from Lavertezzo to Ganne

A pleasant hike along the river in the Verzasca valley (Val Verzasca). The route starts at the famous Ponte dei Salti, a 17th century stone bridge over crystal clear water.


How to reach Lavertezzo, and detailed route instructions.


Facts Lavertezzo - Ganne

  • Hiking time: 1h45
  • Difficulty: moderate
  • Elevation: 535 - 685 m
  • Distance: 4.7 km
  • Terrain: forest, along river
  • Region: Lake Maggiore (Ticino)

About this hike

Lavertezzo is a tiny village in the Verzasca valley. The Ponte dei Salti (jumping bridge) is just outside the village, and you'll cross it to start your hike on the other side of the Verzasca river.

You won't cross the river again, but you will cross a few side streams. That can be challenging if there happens to be a lot of water. The path itself is pretty doable, with rocks and tree roots, so hiking shoes are required. Poles are recommended. You'll cross forests and some meadows. About 300 m before the end of the route you'll cross the picturesque hamlet of Ganne, with less than 10 houses.

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