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GTA: Stage 25 Rima - Sant'Antonio di Val Vogna

da Rima San Giuseppe a Riva Valdobbia (15,80 km)
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Highlights and tour details

Cross the bridge in Rima, over the Sermenza stream and pass by the Museo Gipsoteca Della Vedova, (house-museum of the sculptor Pietro della Vedova 1831-1898). Leaving the last houses of Rima, you reach a larch wood where you come to a crossroads. Ignore path 292 on the right towards Colle Piccolo Altare and take path 296 on the left along a beautiful mule track built at the end of the 19th century.  Near the Valmontasca stream, at an altitude of about 1700 metres, there is another junction on the left where path 318 branches off and continues towards the Passo del Vallarolo and Monte Tagliaferro. Continue climbing and you shortly reach Alpe Valmontasca (1821 m). Continue along grassy slopes close to the imposing north-east face of Tagliaferro. You reach Alpe Vorco at 2076 m and from here, flanking a vast scree, you reach Colle Mud, (2324 m), an easy pass between Tagliaferro (2964 m) to the south, and Corno Mud, (2802 m) to the north. Going down from the Colle on a short transversal stretch with a moderate gradient, you can reach the farmhouses of Alpe Superiore or Mud di Sopra (Oubre Alpu) at 2264 m, readapted as Rifugio Santino Ferioli owned by the Cai of Olgiate Olona, or you can decisively cut the middle of the valley. You then descend in the middle of a rockfall and pass between the ruins of two huts, finally reaching the two farmhouses of Alpe Venghi (2042 m). The path then winds its way along a stretch across the hillside, crossing three watersheds and finally coming to another pasture on Alpe Mud di Qua (1887 m). The trail then descends steeply and reaches the edge of the wood at an altitude of about 1700 m; from here a stretch with some hairpin bends leads to the farmhouses of Z'Ise hus (Casa Ferro) at 1627 m. You then move a little to the right to continue to descend, and then to the left again until you cross the Rio Mud. Continue along the stream as far as the road and the hamlet of Pedemonte di Alagna Valsesia (1242 m). The rest of the stage involves a transfer along the valley floor, passing through the centre of Alagna and following the provincial road for 2.8 km to Riva Valdobbia. From here you take Strada della Val di Vogna road that climbs up with hairpin bends, first coming to the little church of Madonna delle Pose (where the valley people used to stop with their loads on their shoulders), the hamlet of Ca' di Janzo and finally reaches S. Antonio (1380 m) with Rifugio Valle Vogna overlooking the church.

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Other information

Itinerary code: GPN
Provinces crossed: Biella Valsesia Vercelli

Departure, arrival and municipalities crossed
Departure
Rima
13026 Rima San Giuseppe (VC)
Vercelli
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Arrival
Sant'Antonio di Val Vogna
13020 Riva Valdobbia (VC)
Vercelli
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Accommodations and services

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Hotel Dufour
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Hotel Dufour
Hotel Dufour, a three star hotel in the heart of Macugnaga, in the main square of Staffa, is the ideal destination for your holidays in the mountains, focused on sport, fun or, simply, on total relaxation. Macugnaga offers many different activities in summer or winter including trekking, hiking, …
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Museo Antica Casa Walser di Borca/ Alts Walserhüüs Van Zer Burfuggu
Verbano-Cusio-Ossola | Museum
Museo Antica Casa Walser di Borca/ Alts Walserhüüs Van Zer Burfuggu
Example of ancient Walser construction admirable outside and inside with the recreation of period settings and collection of tools and furniture of rural life
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Museo della Montagna e del Contrabbando
Verbano-Cusio-Ossola | Museum
Museo della Montagna e del Contrabbando
Museum with the intent of telling the centuries-old history of Alpine smuggling, which involves all frontier mountains and which now only belongs to the past. The only museum in Italy and in Europe that, through black and white images, recalls one of the most characteristic phenomena of the …
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