Trekking

 

Meeting point

At 8.30 a.m. in front of the reception, we will be back at about 4:30 p.m. During the day we will have some adequate breakes, in order to admire the beautiful landscapes and to listen to the guide's reports.

Minimum number of partecipants: 4, maximum number: 20

Transfer

8 people will have the possibility to travel on the Continental Bus, other people will be asked to reach the location by their own car.

Distance from the camp-site to the locations:

Verbania Fondotoce - Formazza Valdo
75 Km, 70 minutes
 
Verbania Fondotoce - Formazza Riale
83 Km, 80 minutes
 
Verbania Fondotoce - San Bernardo (Val Bognanco)
56 Km, 65 minutes
 
Verbania Fondotoce - Macugnaga Monte Rosa
57 Km, 60 minutes
 
Verbania Fondotoce - Parco Alpe Devero
67 Km, 65 minutes
 
Verbania Fondotoce - Cheggio (Parco Valle Antrona)
57 Km, 75 minutes
 
Verbania Fondotoce - Antrona piana (Parco Valle Antrona)
52 Km, 60 minutes
 
Verbania Fondotoce - entrance to Parco Val Grande
15 - 25 Km, (20 or 35 minutes)
 
Verbania Fondotoce - Mottarone
20 - 30 Km, (30 or 45 minutes)
 

Difficulty

Type E (excursionistic): good health and training are necessary, the hiking tours have no technical difficulties.

Hikings usually will vary altitudes between 1600 and 2000 metres, according to the tour and taken paths.

Equipment

Hiking cloths and shoes, suitable to the season; no flip flops, windjacket, warm fleece, long trousers, hat, sun glasses and cream, water and snacks for all day.

Lunch

Lunch or tasting in a typical and characteristic restaurant, at fixed and good prices (to be paid on spot). Or Your own packed lunch.

In case of bad weather

The hiking will take place in safe conditions, our guide will in case may vary the path or the tour, according to the weather conditions. He will organise an alternative tour, also very interesting. In case you won't partecipate, the paid amount will not be refund.

In case of bad weather we will have lunch in a typical restaurant, at fixed prices.

Prices 2019

€ 7,00 per person

The excursion has to be paid at the reception, at latest before 5:00 p.m. on the day before the excursion.

Excursions 2019

Mountain party

Excursion dedicated to mountain lovers on scenic landscape overlooking the lakes, through pastures and characteristic mountain alps. At the end the pleasant company of an alpine festival with typical dishes of country cooking.

Date of excursion

The animals of Val Grande

Easy excursion in a grat spot for lovers of the countryside who are looking to spend a peaceful day by getting right back to nature. Lunch at a fixed price in a farmhouse inside a wonderful nature park. A leisurely stroll will enable you to discover the wild animals and native flora of the Val Grande area, today famous as being the largest an most...

Date of excursion
22/08/2019

Hidden Val Grande: the last Wilderness

Excursions thought for well-trained hikers to discover the features of the region. The Wilderness in Val Grande identifies itself with a forsaken reserve, with no roads and no settlements, where the nature is slowly regaining its spaces with harmony, natural balances, and undisputed silences.

Date of excursion
29/08/2019 - 08/09/2019

Hill Trek - Easy walks around the Lakes

Guided cultural and historical excursion with breathtaking panorama view over the lakes. These tours will take place at low altitudes and they have to be considered as easy walks. They are highly recommended on bad weather days.

Date of excursion
15/09/2019 - 29/09/2019

The Painters' Valley

The only Ossola valley that extends from west to east, is called "painter’s valley" for the tradition of artists that, from the XVII century until the XIX century, started from here to paint throughout Europe. But the story also tells of hard jobs such as those of chimney sweeps and smugglers. Today the valley is also known for the tourist train...

Date of excursion

The Alpine Lakes in the natural preserve Ossola

Guided excursions to suggestive mountain lakes and larch forests of the Ossola Valley, walking through mountain pastures and flowering alpine meadows. You will be enchanted by the breathtaking mountains scenery of the closest Switzerland border, enjoying natural settings, tradition and culture.

Date of excursion
25/07/2019 - 01/08/2019 - 05/08/2019 - 25/08/2019

Along the shepherds' paths

Day excursions to high mountain pastures which for centuries had been the destination of the seasonal migration of livestock. We will experience the life of shepherds, observing and taking part to the mil-making process and to the animals care. Lunch with local specialties like polenta and products of the alps.

Date of excursion
12/08/2019 - 19/08/2019 - 22/09/2019

Macugnaga on the glacier of Monte Rosa

Hike in the heart of the Wildlife Oasis of Macugnaga, a special protection area for deer, chamois, ibex, marmots and eagles. An enchanting natural landscape, almost fairy-tale, enhanced by wood and stone buildings of the Walser people. At the bottom of the stunning wall of Monte Rosa, you will walk on the Belvedere’s glacier, reaching the Lago...

Date of excursion
29/07/2019 - 05/09/2019

Val Grande: the paths of effort

Panoramic excursions between lakes and mountains surrounding the National Park Val Grande, where you can discover the mountain culture that has developed in the past centuries in this extremely inhospitable and difficult part of the Alps. The tour gives you the possibility to retrace just a small part of Val Grande; you will walk on paths where...

Date of excursion
08/08/2019 - 16/08/2019 - 01/09/2019

Val Grande: Boundary zones

The excursions proposed concern the territorial zone between the valley floor and the high pastures in the municipalities of the Valle Intrasca, where the communities of the villages are guardians of a unique culture that deserves to be valorized. Not only beautiful landscape but the history of mountain communities, whose survival was linked to a...

Date of excursion
19/09/2019