Located North of the capital city of Ticino, Grono is a small village home to the small but pretty waterfall called Cascata di Grono. This village and waterfall is ideal for those looking for an easy hike in the valley of Grisons canton. It’s an easy waterfall to reach from the tarmac road and past a local farm.
The village of Grono is located North of Bellinzona in Ticino, but it is actually in the Grisons canton of Switzerland. The municipality is part of the district of Moesa (also known as Moesano) and is home to less than 2000 residents.
Since 29 November 2015, Grono also includes the areas of Leggia and Verdabbio. Verdabbio is a mountainous area that rests on a terrace of 595 meters above sea level. Whereas Leggia is surrounded by nature and has its roots in the late Middle Ages.
For events, the biggest events are actually held nearby in Bellinzona. But you can check www.grono.ch for any local events while in the area too.
For hiking and nature routes, Grono is surrounded by many, including the one to the waterfall. You can check kamoot for some of these, else reach out directly and I can help suggest local hikes too!
Cascata di Grono Waterfall
So you might be now wondering about the waterfall and how to get there from Grono?
The waterfall is located East of the village. From the village of Grono to the waterfall, it takes only 12 minute walking. So it is really not far. This route is also with tarmac for most of the way. Only the last 1 minute at the beginning of the waterfall is a grassy, stoney and non pathed route.
Google Maps Address: 65V4+9W, 6537 Grono
How To Get To The Waterfall?
Depending on your transportation, its pretty easy to get here in our opinion. We visited with our own car, parked nearby the river passing through Grono and then hiked up to the waterfall.
With a car, it’s just a little drive off from the main highway route. you can get to the waterfall within:
- 40 minutes from Lugano
- 15 minutes from Bellinzona
- 26 minutes from Ascona
With public transport, it is also possible to visit. We would suggest to visit with also the intention to hike a little in the area, since its not the biggest waterfall, but lovely to stop and see along a hiking route to make your trip more worthwhile. The public transportation times are averaged at:
- 1 hour 9 minutes from Lugano
- 45 minutes from Bellinzona
- 1 hour 44 minutes from Ascona
Our Experience At Cascata di Grono
We have been exploring a few waterfalls in Ticino and surrounding cantons. This one was definitely on the smaller side compared to the one in Foroglio and Ponta Brolla. But still enjoyable to visit, since there was truly no one else here.
We think we were the only ones as we were exploring in the rain and on a weekday. We also visited after quite a bit of rainfall, but you can see in the photo below that it’s not a huge waterfall area. We believe it would be more visitable during the summer and sunshine moments with locals.
It is a little hidden in the rock too, so on a sunny day, we would not expect to have much sunshine here directly. But with warm temperatures, still great to visit for a quiet spot of dipping your toes!
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