La Via dell’Acqua

Educational trail in the Morobbia Valley

Discover how water flows through the Morobbia Valley A fascinating and beautiful educational trial which retraces the history of the exploitation of groundwater and explains the stages involved. 

The Morobbia Valley stretches up from Giubiasco, at 252 metres above sea level, as far as the San Jorio Pass, at 2,052 metres above sea level. It is a typical V-shaped valley, with the river of the same name meandering through it, enclosed by forests on both sides. The “La Via dell’Acqua” educational trail shows how man has succeeded in taking advantage of the force of water without disrupting the balance of nature. The excursion begins at the Carmena dam, which can be reached by foot from the “Vellano” stop, approximately half an hour from Giubiasco station by Postbus. The eight-kilometre path follows the river through woods and meadows, emerging first of all at Monti di Stagno to offer a unique view over the whole of the Magadino Plain and the Bellinzona area. From then on, the route is virtually all downhill, passing close to the Pian di Bur fort before finally reaching the hydroelectric power plant in Giubiasco. The trail takes three and a half hours to complete, and is suitable for everyone. It is perfect for escaping from everyday life and being at one with nature, accompanied by the harmonious yet thunderous noise of the river.

Additional information

Buy ticket

Buy your ticket from the SBB Shop or SBB Mobile app. You can also buy a ticket from the driver, at all ticket terminals, PostBus sales offices and at the counter of your nearest railway station.

Additional ticketing apps and online shops can be found in our overview.

Timetable / travel information

View timetable online

Stop: “Vellano”

Travel dates
Route open all year.


Groups of 10 persons or more: Reservation required at least two work days in advance (Monday–Friday before 15.00 h).


Bicycle transport

Bicycle transport fixtures available in/on the vehicle.
Further information on bicycle transport with PostBus is available in the Ticino Region section.

Wheelchair accessibility

Wheelchair access to the postbus guaranteed.

Contact details


PostBus Ltd
Sales office
Via Serafino Balestra 4
6900 Lugano