Take the bus (which runs 2-3 times a day) from Cevio to Cimalmotto. The red-and-white waymarked path climbs gently from Cimalmotto towards Cavà. Coniferous forests adorn this area, and in autumn the larch – a fan of high altitudes – colours everything in gold.
From there you continue to the Alpe Quadrella, which was farmed until about 2000, and then steeply to the eponymous pass, which offers views of Campo Vallemaggia and Bosco Gurin.
The descent zigzags down to Chumma through the Valle di Bosco Gurin to the only German-speaking village in the Ticino, Bosco Gurin; it's also the highest in the canton. The Walser village is replete with culture and history, all waiting to be discovered at the Walserhaus Museum.
The bus from here to Cevio runs several times a day (make a note of the times in advance).
Book recommendations for this region:
Basic Equipment for Hiking
- Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
- Layered, moisture wicking clothing
- Hiking socks
- Rucksack (with rain cover)
- Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
- Hiking poles
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- First aid kit
- Blister kit
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
- The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
- For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
- Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.