hiking

GTA: Stage 10 Alpe Vannino - Alpe Devero

da Formazza a Baceno (14,50 km)
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Highlights and tour details

From Rifugio Margaroli you go along the left hydrographic side of Lake Vannino in the direction of the Passo Scatta Minoja. A long, slightly uphill traverse in the pastures leads to a plateau where Alpe Curzalma (2270 m) is located, dominated by the Vannino Towers. You start climbing again and, after passing a small lake at an altitude of about 2400 m, you walk the last stretch between detritus and some small residual snowfields - even in summer - until you reach Scatta Minoja (2597 m) where the Conti bivouac is located. The pass, already marked at the beginning of the 20th century, takes its name from a family of merchants from Baceno who imported salt from Salzburg and sold it at the Ernen market: the pass served as a link between the Passo San Giacomo and the Albrunpass (the "crossroads" of the Arbola). Descending from the pass, the first part is along the hillside and then goes down a steep stony path to a basin with a small lake. From here the path continues over grassy humps and wide high altitude meadows to lower Alpe Forno (where Bettelmat cheese is produced in summer). From the Alpe you take the service track to the mountain pastures which descends in steep hairpin bends. You then leave the track for a moment to continue on a path that follows a grassy ridge and then go back on the track further down at a small hut (Spygher) at the bottom of the lake. Follow the path along the Devero lake until you reach the church of the village of Crampiolo. From here you descend for a stretch along the stream, cross a brook and reach the locality of Cantone. Finally you cross the plain and reach Alpe Devero.

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Other information

Itinerary code: GPN
Provinces crossed: Distretto dei Laghi

Departure, arrival and municipalities crossed
Departure
Alpe Vannino
28863 Formazza (VB)
Verbano-Cusio-Ossola
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Arrival
Alpe Devero
28861 Baceno (VB)
Verbano-Cusio-Ossola
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Accommodations and services

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Casa Forte - Schtei Hüs
Verbano-Cusio-Ossola | Museum
Casa Forte - Schtei Hüs
The museum, housed in a remarkable 16th century building, illustrates the most significant aspects of the Walser life and culture through its collections.
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La Beula
Verbano-Cusio-Ossola | Bed & Breakfast
La Beula
“LA BEULA” B&B is located in Beola di Croveo, at 800 m a.s.l, a small hamlet of Baceno in the province of Verbania, at the foot of Mount Cistella, famous for its mysterious witch nights. It is 10 km from the ALPE DEVERO Natural Park, 5 km from the TERME DI PREMIA (SPA CENTRE) and just 30 …
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Le Primule
Verbano-Cusio-Ossola | Holiday Houses and Apartments
Le Primule
Relais Le Primule Holiday Home offers a totally relaxing stay in a natural setting of extreme beauty and serenity. The closeness of the Premia Spa facility with wellness centre, combined with the infinite natural beauties of the territory, will be the added value to your unforgettable stay. Our …
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Piodahaus
Verbano-Cusio-Ossola | Bed & Breakfast
Piodahaus
Carve out a dream corner in the heart of the Antigorio Valley, immersed in the Lepontine Alps, stress-free, where Alice looks forward to welcoming you to her B&B that she has lovingly renovated, reinterpreting the traditional local architecture in a fresh and contemporary way, inside a romantic …
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Rifugio 2000
Verbano-Cusio-Ossola | Mountain Refuges, Excursion Refuges and Bivouacs
Rifugio 2000
Situated in Alp Ciamporino, Rifugio 2000 boasts a restaurant, a terrace and free Wi-Fi connection in the common areas. All the rooms avail of air conditioning, wardrobe, parquet floors and shared bathroom. In the morning, guests can enjoy an Italian style breakfast based on hot beverages, …
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Rifugio Crosta Pietro
Verbano-Cusio-Ossola | Mountain Refuges, Excursion Refuges and Bivouacs
Rifugio Crosta Pietro
The Pietro Crosta Refuge, belonging to C.A.I. of Gallarate, is located in the Alpe Solcio of Varzo, at the border of the Natural Park of Alpe Veglia and Alpe Devero. It is located on the Altavia della Valle Divedro and is one of the best loved destinations for excursions and trekking in Val …
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Rosswald
Verbano-Cusio-Ossola | Farmhouse holiday Agencies
Rosswald
In Upper Val Formazza, well known for the Toce waterfall, close to the cross-country skiing tracks, the agriturismo offers hospitality to skiiers and to hiking and horse trekking enthusiasts.
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Zum Gora
Verbano-Cusio-Ossola | Mountain Refuges, Excursion Refuges and Bivouacs
Zum Gora
Rifugio Zum Gora is located in the ancient village of Salecchio Superiore, founded by Walser settlers in the 13th century. It is a beautifully renovated and very cosy Walser cottage. It offers a typical Ossola cuisine, small rooms with 3 to 6 beds, bathroom with shower, solarium, panoramic terrace …
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