The river Ticino flows from the Alps towards the South to the palm trees on the shore of Lago Maggiore. Departing from the Piansecco Hut, hikers arrive at this river s source and origin, beneath the Nufenen Pass.
The hut and the source area are both located on the fourth stage of the Vier-Quellen-Weg. This stage runs across the Nufenen Pass, through the Ägene Valley into Valais to Ulrichen/Obergesteln. The Nufenen Pass is a highlight of this day s hike in the twofold sense, as it is also the highest point of this stage.
The Piansecco Hut can be accessed by the Postauto shuttle or a hike departing from Airolo.