Maggia Gorge - Avegno, TI, Switzerland
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
N 46° 11.159 E 008° 45.203
32T E 480967 N 5114741
Quick Description: Over the milleniums the river Maggia has created a very spectacular and picturesque gorge at the mouth of Maggia valley.
Date Posted: 8/5/2013 5:58:27 AM
Waymark Code: WMHQHW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:
In the last few kilometers of Maggia valley, not far from the confluence of Melezza and Maggia, the river Maggia has created a spectacular and picturesque gorge into the Gneissic rocks.

Deep and narrow rifts alternate with rounded basins and waterfalls. The gorge is only about one kilometer long, before and after the river flows in a wider, flat valley bottom. There are several possibilities to climb down to the gorge, but the easiest ones are near the bridge of Ponte Brolla or close to the abandoned railroad bridge near the upper end.

This gorge is a very popular tourist spot. Obviously for hikers and climbers, but many also love to swim in the basins, there are even some scuba diving spots and some of the rocks are popular for cliff divers with regular official competitions up to European championships.

The waymark location is on the terrace of the restaurant in the corner of the bridge, from where you have an easy first overview.
The "Official Tourism" URL link to the attraction: [Web Link]

Hours of Operation:
24/7, but daylight is recommended

Admission Prices:

Approximate amount of time needed to fully experience the attraction: Half of a day (2-5 hours)

Transportation options to the attraction: Personal Vehicle or Public Transportation

The attraction’s own URL: Not listed

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