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    From Verdasio to Intragna on the Sentiero di Comino

    Verdasio Station - Verdasio - Monte de Comino - Selna - Costa - Intragna

    From Verdasio to Intragna on the Sentiero di Comino

    Verdasio Station - Verdasio - Monte de Comino - Selna - Costa - Intragna

    This tour up Monte Comino in the magnificent Centovalli and down to Intragna definitely rates as one of the best! There is a cable car from Verdasio up the mountain, shortening the hike by about 2 hours, but the hike up the hill is also enjoyable, as you pass first through the village of Verdasio, then through the chestnut forests, past some meadows with clusters of Rustici, and finally arrive at the little chapel Madonna della Segna built in 1647 and standing all alone in the middle of the forest. Nearby on the way to the summit station of the Monte Comino cable car is a natural biotope of national importance.

    In any case there is plenty of wonderful hiking and a variety of terrain even if starting the hike at the summit station of the Monte Comino cable car. A backtrack to the chapel and the biotope is recommend, before heading back toward Intragna. After a short uphill section most of the rest of the hike is downhill, crossing some steep cliff sections, more forests, and the hamlets of Selna and Costa with the typical Rustici houses and an abundance of brilliant flowering bushes.

    In Costa it is possible to take another cable car down to Intragna, but we recommend continuing on foot as you pass through a magical hidden spot in the hills near Pila where there is a well-tended old mill and a lovely little deep and very cold pool where the brave can attempt a very refreshing dip! And the view of Intragna and the valley beyond is an impressive one as you descend the last few steps of the hill at the end of the tour.

     

    Published on 07.06.2016 by GabrielleMerk - Tour Date: 15.05.2014
    Published on 07.06.2016 by GabrielleMerk - Tour Date: 15.05.2014

    Route Details

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    Region
    Ticino
    Time Required
    5 hours
    Distance
    14 km
    Ascent
    900 m
    Descent
    1100 m
    Season Start / Season End
    May - November
    Level of Difficulty (Hiking)
    Panorama
    Experience
    Points of Interest
    Madonna della Segna Church, Old Mill at Pila
    Starting Point
    Verdasio Train Station
    Starting Point with Public Transport
    Destination
    Intragna
    Return with Public Transport
    Places to Eat
    Intragna, Costa
    Accommodation
    Intragna

    Route Description

    00:00 Start at the Verdasio Train Station along the Centovalli Line. If ascending with the cable car, the station is 150m along the road. Otherwise follow the trail markers to Verdasio.

    00:40 Reach the village of Verdasio. At the entrance to the village is a trail marker that shows the trail up the hill, toward "Madonna della Segna" and "Comino"

    01:30 Arrive at the first clearing. The next half hour is mostly a pleasant walk across meadows with scattered Rustici homes and a small piece of forest before arriving at the church.

    02:00 Arrive at the chapel "Madonna della Segna". Just past the church is the biotope. There are a couple of ways you can continue from here, but we followed the trail to the Cable Car Summit station.

    02:15 Arrive at the Grotto "Alla Capanna", a very charming restaurant where you can stop for refreshments.

    02:30 Arrive at the summit station of the Monte Comino Cable Car. From here there is another steep uphill section before heading downhill toward Intragna.

    03:50 Arrive Selna. Continue toward Costa

    04:20 Arrive in Costa. From here you can descend to Intragna by cable car. Or continue toward Pila.

    04:35 Arrive at the old mill. Continue toward Intragna.

    05:00 Arrive Intragna Train Station.

     

     

     

     

     

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