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Monte Zucchero, Valle Verzasca

By: Alpsinsight
Area: Swiss Alps, Group: Bettmeralp, Peak: Monte Zucchero, Height: 2733 m, Country: Switzerland, Region: Ticino

Located in the Valle Verzasca, this is a wild run in a quiet region of the Alps. Traditional, gray Rustici, stone farm houses, dot the hillsides and goats graze in the high terrain. You may even have the summit of Monte Zucchero to yourself. Despite being the second-highest in the region, it’s less often summited than nearby peaks. The trail makes a steep climb and a little scramble to the summit. The downhill side of the mountain is rolling with vast traverses, but still challenging, alternating luxurious, grassy cruising with rock-hopping up and down small rises. All the way weaving through tall tawny grass and golden larch back down to the river in the valley below.

GETTING THERE

Reach VPiee in alle Verzasca, Canton Ticino, Switzerland. 46.29085, 8.79527

NOTES

- There’s no food available en route, so stock up for a full day out.

- Be sure to stop by the Ponte dei Salti over the Verzasca River in Lavertezzo. A dip in the emerald water can be a great way to finish a hard day's run.

- Our Run the Alps Switzerland guide book has lots more info!

MAPS/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Run the Alps Switzerland: 30 Must Do Trail Runs

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35 km

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2607 m

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