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Discovering the “Via del ferro” (Iron Way) in Morobbia Valley

The “Via del Ferro” is a themed route that explores the ironworks and mines that have characterised the upper Valle Morobbia since the early 18th century. It visits a number of fascinating historic sites, including the spectacular ruins of the tilt hammer and furnace in Carena, mines shrouded in mystery and the reconstruction of a charcoal pile. The path winds its way through the evocative Alpine environment of the Alpe Giumello, crossing through a rare dwarf mountain pine wood to the Giggio forest.

Suitable for
Dogs
Adults
Itinerary features
Typology
Circular
Length
15.93 KM
Duration
5H 35
Difficulty
Average
Altitude graph
1,260
Total climb
1,689
Maximum altitude
1,260
Total descent
Sunday 16 December
MAX 1° / MIN -4°
rainfall 50%
wind light
Weather forecast for the next days

Sun
1° -4°

Mon
4° -4°

Tue
5° -4°

Wed
3° -3°

Thu
5° -3°
Tips
  • Waterproof clothing, light and warm
  • Hiking boots
  • Gloves, sun cap, change of clothes
  • Backpack maximum 5-8 kg
  • First aid kit with penknife
  • Torch, sunglasses, sun cream, water-bottle
  • Hiking map/topographic map
  • Compass
  • Camera
  • Food
  • Raincover for backpacks

 

Montagnepulite: This project was born to promote an effective management and sustainable use of mountain huts in Ticino, and in particular the litter management. The responsible management of litter in the mountains is a matter of common sense. We can all contribute:

https://www.montagnepulite.ch/en/golden-rules

Tourism Organization Addresses

Bellinzonese e Alto Ticino
Sede Bellinzonese

Palazzo Civico
CH-6500 Bellinzona
T +41 91 825 21 31
F +41 91 821 41 20
bellinzona@bellinzonese-altoticino.ch
www.bellinzonese-altoticino.ch

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