Hiking & nature

Formazza Valley walk

Riale–Lago di Morasco-Riale-Cascata del Toce–Ponte Formazza.

The Formazza Valley wins over visitors with its romantic valley landscapes, its natural and man-made mountain lakes, and its waterfalls. The walking route from Riale to Ponte Formazza runs along the Lago di Morasco reservoir and the Cascata del Toce, one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the Alps. At this natural spectacle, the water rushes 143 metres into the depths below, fanning out to a width of 60 metres. A wooden terrace provides a fantastic viewpoint over the waterfall.


The Formazza Valley is served by bus on Saturdays and Sundays during July and August with connections to the Lötschberger RegioExpress.

Dep. Domodossola        10.10 hours
Arr. Riale                       11.34 hours

Dep. Cascata del Toce   16.10 hours
Dep. Ponte Formazza    16.20 hours
Arr. Domodossola          17.30 Hours

Waterfall opening hours
As the waters of the Cascata del Toce are used to generate electricity, the waterfall can only be seen on certain days.
Planned waterfall opening hours from 1 June to 29 September 2019.


Subject to change without prior notice


Bus tickets

  • € 5.10 Domodossola–Riale
  • € 4.65 Ponte Formazza–Domodossola
Tickets can be purchased on the bus.
Prices in € incl. VAT / Prices and products subject to alteration.



Riale–Lago di Morasco-Riale-Cascata del Toce–Ponte Formazza, 13.5 km, 3 hours 30 mins.

You are free to shorten the route as you wish:
Riale-Cascata del Toce–Ponte Formazza 6.4 km, 1 hour 50 mins.
Riale–Lago di Morasco-Riale-Cascata del Toce 9.3 km, 2 hours 25 mins.

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