Sometimes the long and winding route is the best way to reach a destination: On many detours, the BLS Lötschberger and the Vigezzina-Centovalli railway carry travellers to legendary views and excursion destinations.
The Swiss may be straightforward, but this panorama journey is not. The ride on the RegioExpress Lötschberger from Berne to Brig does not lead through the Lötschberg Base Tunnel but over the century-old mountain route.
From Brig, Domodossola is within easy reach without changing trains. From Domodossola, the Vigezzina-Centovalli railway takes guests to Locarno. There is much to marvel at during the ride along the 50 kilometres of this narrow gauge line: some 83 bridges and viaducts, light chestnut forests and the delightful Merlot des Ticino vineyards.