Take A13 going in the direction of Gordola, continue in the direction of Valle Verzasca, then stop at the dam. Car parks are available
How to get
The Verzasca dam is 220 metres high by 380 metres in length, and the fourth highest in Switzerland after those of Luzzone (in Ticino), Mauvoisin and Grande Dixence (in the canton of Valais). The dam was built between 1960 and 1965. The reservoir feeds a three-turbine hydroelectric power station, two thirds owned by the city of Lugano and one third owned by AET, the Ticino electricity company, which generates 220 GWh of energy a year.
The dam is used to practise bungee jumping and is home to one of the world’s highest fixed installations. The site was used to film the jump scene in the James Bond film “GoldenEye” (1995). A small museum at the location illustrates the story and functioning of the site.
From Easter until October only Saturday and Sunday afternoon.
Guide tour on request
Adults CHF 255
Kids CHF 185
Discounts for groups