There are countless opportunities to admire the autumn landscapes in the Ossola valleys: undemanding trekking, mountain biking and walks in the woods in search of delicious fruits… You can even enjoy a truly unique experience: a journey on board a small panoramic train, the Fall Foliage Train!
This white and blue train travels along the Vigezzina-Centovalli railway, the narrow-gauge line that connects Domodossola to Locarno, on the Swiss side of Lake Maggiore.
The Italian-Swiss line, which operates every day of the year, can offer a very exciting “slow” experience during the foliage season: between October and November, the natural environment that is so bright and lush in the summer months changes completely, transforming into a painting with warm, golden brushstrokes.
On the train, you will feel as though you are passing through woods that have been set ablaze, framed by the snow-capped peaks in the distance: a truly unique, breath-taking trip, which thousands of passengers experience every year.
The slowness of the foliage train – it takes two hours to travel the entire route – allows you to fully enjoy the autumn landscapes and perhaps even to plan some tempting stops in the Vigezzo Valley, where you can discover historic villages and nature trails.
The Vigezzina-Centovalli railway also has special offers related to this romantic, multicoloured period of the year: all the information can be found on the railway’s official website.