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Stra' Granda Stage 1: Piedimulera - Pontegrande

da Piedimulera a Bannio Anzino (12,13 km)
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Highlights and tour details

The itinerary follows the left hydrographic side of the valley. From Piedimulera you can reach Cimamulera passing through the hamlet of Croppala. In Cimamulera it is worth stopping at the church to admire the wonderful monumental tree. Continuing along the beautiful, paved mule tracks you pass by Meggiana, Meggianella and, past the church of Castiglione, you reach Pecciola. Then you reach Molini (near the church of the Madonna della Gurva), crossing point with the GTA, continue through the hamlet of Duiamen, then Antrogna, Calasca Dentro, Barzona and finally in about twenty minutes you reach Pontegrande.

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Points of interest

Along the itinerary there is a succession of churches, oratories, votive chapels and frescoes that bear witness to how Faith was a strong support to the difficulties of the hard-daily life of the past. Points of interest: Old town centre and Ferrari Tower in Piedimulera, Press of Morlongo, Oratory of San Carlo and Chapel "Degli Scufui", old town centre and Church of Castiglione, Village of Colombetti, Village of Antrogna, Church "La cattedrale tra i boschi", Museum of the Militia of Calasca, Old town centre of Calasca Dentro, Old town centre and church of Bannio, Militia of Bannio. The most beautiful corner of Pontegrande is, without a doubt, the locality of "PIODA", where on an enormous erratic boulder transported by the glaciers, situated on a sheer drop to the Anza river, stands the church dedicated to Saints Pietro and Paolo, built in 1670, surrounded by houses that fit well into the environment. From here you can enjoy a wonderful view of the east face of Monte Rosa.

Support points

Possibility of refreshment at Cimamulera and Molini di Calasca

Accesso

By car: A8 motorway from Milan or A4 motorway from Torino and continuation on A26 motorway for Gravellona Toce. Continue on SS33 del Sempione to the Piedimulera exit. From Piedimulera the SS 549 of Valle Anzasca goes up as far as Macugnaga.

Other information

Itinerary code: SGR
Phone coverage: Good
Recommended period: March - November
Historical interest: Yes
Access by public transport: Yes
Classification: Medium and low mountain provincial
Provinces crossed: Distretto dei Laghi

Notes on public transport
By train: from Milan with the FS del Sempione international line to Domodossola. From Novara with the FS Novara-Domodossola line, train stop of Piedimulera. From Domodossola Station Autolinee Comazzi. Lines: Domodossola Antrona - Domodossola Macugnaga - Domodossola Verbania. For timetables Tel. +39 0324 240333 www.comazzibus.com.
Departure, arrival and municipalities crossed
Departure
Piedimulera
28885 Piedimulera (VB)
Verbano-Cusio-Ossola
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Arrival
Pontegrande
28871 Bannio Anzino (VB)
Verbano-Cusio-Ossola
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