Vallemaggia, also known as the Maggia Valley, is one of the largest valleys in Ticino and was given its name because of its size: Vallis Madiae means Valle Maggiore or “larger” or “largest valley”. This beautiful Alpine valley, formed over thousands of years by the River Maggia, captivates visitors with its breathtaking beauty at any time of year.
The side valleys of Bavona, Lavizzara and Rovana enrich the landscape with majestic mountains that invite you to explore and climb. The magical atmosphere of wild nature, the elements of water and stone and the rich history and culture mingle with the simple but delicious Ticino cuisine offered in the many typical grotti of the valley.
Maggia Valley – magically enchanting
The Vallemaggia, a truly magical valley, invites you to discover the diverse Alpine landscape in summer with a network of over 800 kilometers of hiking and themed trails. From the valleys to the high peaks, the landscape here includes both palm trees and glaciers. During the hikes, imposing stone bridges lead past picturesque villages and countless small churches and chapels that invite hikers to pause for a moment.
There are also pleasant sandy beaches along the tributaries of the Maggia where you can enjoy a refreshing dip. Impressive waterfalls, whose crystal-clear water plunges into the depths, complete the scenery of this hospitable region in Ticino.
Even in the winter months, the sun-kissed Maggia Valley has its very own magic and, in addition to classic skiing, invites you to enjoy other outdoor activities such as snowshoe hikes away from the busy slopes.
The Vallemaggia is truly a magical valley to discover!
Video Ticino | Tessin – Valle Maggia
Impressions around Ticino / Switzerland from above. Visiting Vale Maggia and Ascona…