Piedmont – Trekking among the Walser populations
Five days of walking in the paradise of trekking. You go along one of the most majestic trekking routes in the Western Alps between Val Formazza and Devero. Following the history of the Walser and the aromas of the Bettelmatt cheese, you will have the opportunity to discover the high passes of Gries and San Giacomo, the boundless plateau overlooking the Alpe Devero, the pastures of production of the most noble cheese and the perched enclave of Salecchio, magical village of Walser origin. Trekking for good walkers.
“My name is Paolo Borra and I am excited about outdoor life. I became an Environmental walking Guide to transmit this passion and I have been offering excursions for years to those who choose to be guided by me in nature. My base is the Val d ‘Ossola, between the Maggiore and Orta lakes and the Himalayan walls of Monte Rosa. In this area although coming from a plain city, I have become more and more rooted, so much so that it has now become my second home. I have a particular preference for large crossings, for ring excursions, for tents and bivouacs in the open air. I like to travel and discover new territories on foot. These are some of the trekking that I usually guide: Tour Mont Blanc, Tour Monte Rosa, Tour del Monviso, Valgrande, Via del Sale, Via degli Dei, Crossing the Elbe, Sardinian Supramonte, Cammino dei Briganti, Amalfi Coast, Vercors, GR20 Corsica . I have been teaching training courses for walking guides for the Piedmont region for eight years and I am a guide to the protected areas of Ossola. Safety is a fundamental principle for me and I try to respect it during all the excursions I organize. This does not mean that a pinch of adventure can be part of our outdoor days; I think it’s part of life and that it serves to get to know each other better. I have experience of trekking and mountaineering expeditions all organized and conducted independently in: Patagonia, Alaska, Canada, Norway, Iceland, Greenland and Mongolia.”
Minimum 4 participants
Fixed date departure: 14th September
Meeting early in the morning in Riale and departure for the long ring excursion that will allow you to join the San Giacomo Pass (2313 m), the Corno Pass and the Gries Pass (2479 m), historic transit route to northern Europe and a spectacular window on the lepontine glaciers. The descent to the Bettelmatt pastures will be the worthy end to your first day of trekking.
Difference in altitude; + 1100 m
Duration; 8 hours
Overnight stay at the Bimse Refuge
The second stage although shorter offers unique panoramas. The ascent of the wild Nefelgiù valley and the arrival at the pass (2583 m) will allow participants easy observations of ibexes and marmots, true masters of these valleys. The arrival at Lake Vannino, the final destination of your day, is characterized by close contact with one of the most important artificial dams that have dotted the steep Ossola valleys since the early 1900s.
Difference in altitude; + 860 m
Overnight stay at the Margaroli Refuge
Spectacular and long stalked towards the hidden lakes of the Busin and the Bocchetta della Valle, narrow passage at 2574 meters overlooking the huge plateau of the Grande Est, the center of your paradise. Its high altitude meadows, its peat bogs and sparse larches make hours spent passing through a unique experience. The arrival in the valley, in the Devero basin at 1640 meters, is a unique satisfaction for the group.
Difference in altitude; + 600 m
Duration; 8 hours
Overnight stay; at the Castiglioni refuge
Alpe Sangiatto, Bocchetta di Scarpia, Alpe Pojala, Passo del Muretto (2347 m), the four highlights of the long walk that connects Alpe Devero with the wonderful village of Salecchio. Perched on steep and smooth rock walls it has dominated the Formazza valley for hundreds of years and, with its splendid larch houses testifies to the importance of the ancient Walser community that built it.
Difference in altitude; + 810m - 940mt
Duration; 6 hours
Overnight stay at the Zum Gora refuge
The last stage will see you going up the valley following the ancient path connecting to the upper Formazza. Slowly halfway up the hill you will visit the beautiful hamlet of Case Francoli and the Alpe Vova, hidden among splendid woods. You will then reach Antillone, a small village of ancient origins on the banks of the small and magical lake populated by water lilies. A short arrival at Fondovalle where you will be able to recover our means and be satisfied by this beautiful and unique walk in the Trekking Paradise.
Quote per persona, a partire da:
|Dal 14 September 2020 al 18 September 2020||€ 640|
(B / L / D-AI): B = breakfast; L = lunch; D = Dinner; (AI) = All Inclusive
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