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Base Village: Intragna

Intragna

A Hiking Paradise –

Located in the Centovalli (valley of a 100 valleys) only 20 minutes by train from Locarno and Lake Maggiore is the village of Intragna. It is first mentioned in 1272 as Intranea. It is a beautiful stone village in the mountains with fabulous hiking.

The Centovalli is a hiking paradise. It offers untouched nature, breathtaking vistas and a dense, well-groomed network of hiking trails and the opportunity visit Locarno on Lake Maggiore. The food and atmosphere of the fresco dinners at the Hotel Stazione are outstanding. This impressive village on a rocky spur at the confluence of the Isorno and Melezza rivers has Ticino’s highest church tower and an 80-m high railway viaduct.

The small village of Intragna has a variety of interesting sights: An interesting collection in the regional Museum of Centovalli and Pedemonte gives insights into the history and traditions of the region. The collection is spread over three floors and 21 exhibition rooms. It documents the centuries-old tradition of the families of Intragna, who were employed by numerous Italian municipalities as fire masters, as well as the production of nut oil, bread, and the cloth shoes (Peduli) unique to this area, among other topics.

Intragna is well known for the tower of the San Gottardo Church, which at 65 meters is the highest church tower in Ticino. The church, which is dedicated to St. Bernard, was reconstructed in 1722 and has a baroque altar with an elegant balustrade. The church and tower are open to the public.

Would you like to visit?

We offer awe-inspiring hiking tours that explore
the natural wonders of this area.

All trips two or three guides with a maximum group size of 12. Three levels of hiking are offered each day. Trips have built in free-day(s) to explore on your own.

Intragna, Switzerland

Hotel: Hotel Stazione
Altitude: 366 m (1,201 ft)
Population: 897
Area: 24.1 sq km (9.3 sq mi)
Canton: Ticino
Latitude: 46.1779° N
Longitude: 8.7010° E


TOURS VISITING THIS VILLAGE

TOUR 2 Kandersteg and Grindelwald and Muerren, Switzerland

June 13 – June 23, 2019 - 10 Nights

Base Villages: Kandersteg and Grindelwald and Muerren, Switzerland

With this 10-night excursion, you enjoy the best hiking in Switzerland's Oberland Region plus enjoy mountain fowers at their peak.   ... Read More