Bosco Gurin-laghetti alpini-Bosco Gurin
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Bosco GurinPhoto: Mariano Berri, Ascona-Locarno Tourism
From the Walser village of Bosco Gurin, you follow the red-and-white waymarked path over alpine pastures and rock slabs to the Bann alp, before climbing over large boulders to reach the little lake.
The ascent to Lake Schwarz is no longer so steep: it probably owes its name (black) to its very dark colour. Flocks of sheep are a feature of this stony alpine area in summer. Continue through the scree to Lake Üssera before descending to the Üsser and Endra Staful alpine pastures.
The descent through the larch forest back to Bosco Gurin is again very steep. Back in Bosco Gurin (check the bus timetable from/to here in advance), why not visit the Walserhaus Museum to learn more about the history of this enclave?
From Locarno railway station: bus 315 towards Cavergno, Paese. Alight at Cevio, Centro and change to 331 to Bosco Gurin, Paese (2 min walk to change the bus stop).
Return from Bosco Gurin: Bus 331 to Cevio, Posta. 2 min walk to Cevio, Centro. Take the bus 315 towards Locarno Stazione. Alight at Locarno station. Further information:
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