When driving on highway 2 take exit 43 to Faido and follow the signs Faido. After the Agip tankstation go left towards the river. When approaching the river you already have a nice view on Cascata della Piumogna.
Park your car near the bridge over the river (gps 46.477065, 8.797086). Cross the bridge and you see little signs for Cascata della Piumogna but it can’t miss. In 5-10 minutes you reach the lower parts of Cascata della Piumogna. There is a nice pond in front of the waterfall where you can swim. Probably the most beautiful spot for swimming in the region!
It is possible to go to the upper parts of Cascata della Piumogna alta (80 meter heigh). This isn’t easy because first you have to take the cable car up (near the bridge and parking). When leaving the cable car you have to find the trail that goes directly to the upper waterfall. I am not sure if there are signs but I think (wild guess) that the walk takes appr. 45-60 minutes.
You also can take your car and drive to Dalpe and park your car at the supermarket (gps 46.471715, 8.773641). From the parking down at Faido this is a 15 minute drive going west to Prato and then to Dalpe. I think from Dalpe it is a 15-20 minute walk to Cascata della Piumogna alta.
© pictures Matteo Bernasconi