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From San Carlo (Bavona) (Normal route) Capanna Basodino (Robiei) CAS 1856 m

  • Difficulty
    T2
  • Ascent
    3 h, 920 m

Below the aerial cableway, but worthwhile nevertheless

Who is keen on hiking below an aerial cableway? There are several reasons to do that: to enjoy a wild, beautiful landscape, save money, exercise, enjoy the silence, discover alpine agriculture, and explore rock dwellings… Whatever reason you choose: hiking up from San Carlo to Capanna Basodino is more than a quirk, it is a really good idea.

Route description

San Carlo – Capanna Basodino

From the bus stop S. Carlo Ponte follow the small road up to a hairpin bend. There a dirt road branches off winding its way up to a water inlet. Cross the Bavona on a bridge and hike up on the other bank through the forest until about 1360 m, where another bridge crosses the creek again leading to the mountain pasture huts of Campo. Now follow the Bavona past several remains of alpine farming and up a last steep step to the cabin.

Additional information

Departure point

S. Carlo (Val Bavona), Ponte (938 m)

Unmittelbar bei der Haltestelle befindet sich ein einfaches, empfehlenswertes Gasthaus: das Ristorante Basodino (mit Zimmer).

Author

Marco Volken

Marco Volken is a freelance photographer and alpine journalist. He has co-authored numerous books on the Alpine region, including illustrated books, non-fiction books, hut guides, hiking and club guides, ski touring and climbing guidebooks.

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