hiking

GTA: Stage 16 Alpe Laghetto - Cheggio

da Bognanco a Antrona Schieranco (11,50 km)
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Highlights and tour details

From Alpe Laghetto you descend again towards the Vallaro basin at an altitude of 1820 metres and, following the signs, climb slightly diagonally along the hillside over pastureland areas to Alpe Campo (1890 m). You then cross the whole basin and after having crossed the Straciugo stream that descends from the homonymous Pizzo, climb up briefly to go around a ridge at the base, and on a flat slope proceed to a large boulder with signs. Here the path becomes less visible and proceeds halfway up the hillside among the abandoned pastures until it reaches the Alpe Preia plain at an altitude of 2044 metres. You then pass to the left of the huts and climb up to the pass above the alp where you continue along a watershed to passo della Preia (2327 m). Having left the path of the high variant to Passo del Busin and Rifugio Andolla on the right, you go down from the pass to Alpe La Preia (2100 m), then descend under the alpine pasture on the left until you cross the stream below to reach Alpe Teste Superiore at about 2000 metres.  A stretch in the middle of the alders and sparse larches leads to Alpe Teste inferiore. Leaving the path on the right here that descends towards Alpe Gabi, you go along an exposed aerial halfway up the left hydrographic slope that looms over Lago dei Cavalli below. You walk in the sparse larch wood and in grazing areas paying attention to the sometimes not very marked path, which is slippery on the grassy parts when wet. Then cross Vallone Pasquale and meet the fork in the path that branches off to the left towards the Bocchetta dei Pianei. Continue straight on and you will soon reach Alpe Bisi. From here a last short downhill stretch leads to the cableway for Rifugio Andolla and to the village of Cheggio, a small cluster of ancient houses near the Oratory of San Bernardo. In the years of 1928/30, the area underwent a considerable modification of the landscape, with the addition of the gravity dam which blocked the Loranco stream, forming the basin of Lago dei Cavalli.

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Other information

Itinerary code: GPN
Provinces crossed: Distretto dei Laghi

Departure, arrival and municipalities crossed
Departure
Alpe Laghetto
28842 Bognanco (VB)
Verbano-Cusio-Ossola
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Arrival
Cheggio
28841 Antrona Schieranco (VB)
Verbano-Cusio-Ossola
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Accommodations and services

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Albergo Ristorante da Cecilia
Verbano-Cusio-Ossola | Hotels and tourist residences
Albergo Ristorante da Cecilia
The family-run Hotel Da Cecilia is located at 1100 m in the greenery of the Piedmont Alps, in the municipality of Bognanco. It is a quiet location, ideal for spending relaxing holidays, hiking along trails that will take you to explore the many lakes, green pastures and special mountain views, …
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Campeggio Yolki Palki Village
Verbano-Cusio-Ossola | Accommodation outdoors
Campeggio Yolki Palki Village
The Yolki Palki Camping village features characteristic chalets with kitchenette and private patio. Large spacious pitches on grassy ground inside a larch wood in the upper Bognanco Valley. The campsite offers a wood-fired Finnish sauna for exclusive use and a play area for young guests. The …
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Dimora storica Casa Vanni
Verbano-Cusio-Ossola | Holidays Houses and Youth Hostels
Dimora storica Casa Vanni
Casa Vanni, an historic 17th century residence is located in Borgomezzavalle, in the middle of the renowned Antrona Valley, paradise for nature and culture lovers. Of considerable interest is the mirror, designed to have sun during the winter months. Guests can enjoy a picturesque walk among the …
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