To get to the start of this tour, you first need to cross the suspension bridge over the river Maggia in Someo. After a short stretch along the river, you come to a rock face – the first challenge.
Although the red-and-white waymarked path features large numbers of steps, it presents no real problems and leads along the cliffs in the forest. The ascent is rapid and you soon follow a path that penetrates deep into the Soladino valley. You traverse the Alpe Corte di Sotto then the Corte di Fondo di Alzasca, after which it's a long, gentle ascent to the Alzasca refuge.
Reward yourself for your exertions with a refreshing drink as you bask in the views from the terrace in front of the refuge. It's attended from late May until mid-October and is self-catering the rest of the year.
Tips, hints and links
Refuge reservations: Tel. +41 (0)91 753 25 15 or email: email@example.com