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San Giacomo Pass

San Giacomo Pass, 6781 Bedretto, Switzerland

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About San Giacomo Pass

San Giacomo Pass is an international high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.313m above the sea level, located in the Lepontine Alps, on the Swiss-Italian border.  On the Italian side, the road is extreme: full of hairpins, narrow, gravel, washed out and impassable from September to June. It's a 4x4 track. On the Swiss side, it’s just a walking path. The road links Bedretto on its northern side to Formazza on its southern side. Pic: Andrea Dellamora



Attractions near San Giacomo Pass

Val Bedretto3.54km from San Giacomo Pass

Val Bedretto is a valley in Ticino and has an elevation of 2755 metres. Val Bedretto is situated southeast of All'Acqua, close to Poncione di Vallegia. Its beautiful alpine landscape boasts hiking trails in Summer and opportunities to choose between including downhill skiing, ski-touring cross-country skiing and snowshoe walking. The Bedretto valley is home to the villages of Ossasco, Villa, Bedretto, Ronco and All'Acqua, where you can still experience the unspoilt, genuine farming culture, wher

Lago di Robièi4.98km from San Giacomo Pass

Robièi, at the foot of the glacier Basòdino, is an alpine region of high altitude, rich with lakes, wildlife and exceptional flora. A few kilometers away from Locarno, Robièi is a wonderful place to spend unforgettable days in the open air of fun, sport and tranquility. The region is a paradise for hiking: Robièi is the perfect starting point for many walks to do.

Nufenen Pass5.39km from San Giacomo Pass

Nufenen Pass is the highest mountain pass with a paved road within Switzerland. It lies between the summits of Pizzo Gallina and the Nufenenstock.  The pass road from Ulrichen in the canton of Valais leads to the Bedretto valley in the canton of Ticino, linking Brig to Airolo. It is not the lowest pass between the two valleys, as it is located one kilometer north of an unnamed slightly lower pass at 2,440 meters, which is traversed by a trail.

Basòdino5.52km from San Giacomo Pass

The Basòdino is a mountain in the Lepontine Alps on the border between Italy and Switzerland. It is the second-highest peak in the canton of Ticino, after the Rheinwaldhorn.  On its summit is located a geodetic point of IGM named 05A901 Monte Basodino. One of the beautiful trekking destination in this area and also it offers a panoramic view of the area from the summit.

Lago di Morasco6.09km from San Giacomo Pass

The Lake Morasco is a lake in Italy in the north of Piedmont. It is located on the southern slope of the Col de Gries, north of the Val Formazza. It is an artificial lake, supported by a gravity dam.

Cristallina6.3km from San Giacomo Pass

The Cristallina is a mountain of the Lepontine Alps, located in the Swiss canton of Ticino. It is situated between the valleys of Leventina, Val Bavona and Valle di Peccia the latter two belonging to the Valle Maggia. On the west side of the mountain is located the Passo Cristallina with the Cristallina Hut.

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The canton is named after the river Ticino, it is the only canton where Italian is the sole official language and represents the bulk of the Italian-speaking area of Switzerland. Ticino hosts two World Heritage sites: the Three Castles of Bellinzona and Monte San Giorgio.