Hike Val Qualido – Valle di Zocca, through the Passo Averta

The hike from Val Qualido to Valle di Zocca, through the Passo Averta towards the Rifugio Allievi – Bonacossa, is very long and panoramic. Only for experts, accessible during the summer. Shortly: Elevation gain: 1464 m. Hiking time: 8 – 10 h Difficulty: EEA (sections with chain) Max elevation: Passo Averta 2540 m. Trail: marked…

Hike Rifugio Omio to Rifugio Gianetti, through Passo del Barbacan

Bagni di Masino → Rifugio Omio → Passo del Barbacan → Rifugio Gianetti → Bagni di Masino. Amazing and long hike, accessible also in the opposite direction. Shortly: Elevation gain: 1426 m. Hiking time: 8 – 10 hours Difficulty: EEA (sections with chain) Max elevation: Passo del Barbacan 2598 m. Trail: n° 21 marked with…

Hike Pizzo Bello, start from Preda Rossa

The hike to the Pizzo Bello, starting from Preda Rossa, offers fantastic views in all directions and the trail is well marked.This post is about the hike to the Pizzo Bello with start from Preda Rossa in Val Masino even if the summit is often reached starting from Rifugio Marinella in Prato Maslino, climbing up…

Hike Pizzo dell’Oro Southern – Val Masino

The hike to Pizzo dell’Oro Southern is at the limit between hiking and easy mountaineering with difficult until II grade. Only for expert. Shortly: Elevation gain: 1595 m. Hiking time: 5 hours Difficulty: EE (with really steep sections) + short sections of II grade (exposed) Max elevation: 2695 m. Trail: without number but with many…

Hike to Bocchetta Vicima – Val Tartano

Bocchetta Vicima, 2228 m. lies at the extremity of Val Vicima, in Val Tartano. Very beautiful hike, marked very well. Shortly: Elevation gain: 1050 m. Hiking time: 3-4 hours Difficulty: E Elevation: 2228 m. Trail: n.127, well marked mainly the deviations. Starting point: Cosaggio, 1178 m. Small village reachable driving to the curvy road of…

Hike to Croce GAM (Cima GAM) on the Costiera dei Cech

The hike up to Croce GAM (Cima GAM) on the Costiera dei Cech is a not easy and quite long climb. The hike is an opportunity to visit places rarely visited and characteristic. Only for experts of mountain and experts of this specific area. Shortly: Elevation gain: 1500 m. Hiking time: 5 hours Difficulty: EE…

Hike Laghi di Spluga, trailhead from Cevo

Laghi di Spluga are located in the homonymous valley of Spluga, 2160 m. Beautiful hike in a lonely place. Little marked, considerable elevation gain, only for experts. Shortly: Elevation gain: 1500 m. Hiking time: 4-5 hours Difficulty: EE Elevation Lakes: 2160 m. Trail: Marked by white and red signs, n° 22. Not always very clear,…

Hike to Passo Ligoncio – Valle dell’Oro

The Passo Ligoncio, 2575 m. is located in hight Valle dell’Oro, between Val Masino and Val Codera. Shortly: Elevation gain: 1400 m. from Bagni di Masino or 475 m. from Rifugio Omio Hiking time: 4 h. starting from Bagni di Masino – 1,30 h. from Rifugio Omio Difficulty: E Max Elevation: 2575 m. Trail: without…

Hike Laghi di Spluga, trailhead from Poira of Civo

Hike up Laghi di Spluga with trailhead from Poira of Civo to eastern Colino Pass and descent to Valle di Spluga until Cevo. Very long and beautiful hike but rarely frequented. Consider a second car to return. Only for expert. Shortly: Elevation gain: 1500 m. Hiking time: 8-10 hours Difficulty: EE Elevation: Eastern Colino Pass…

Hike Bivacco Molteni Valsecchi in Valle del Ferro – Val Masino

The Bivacco Molteni Valsecchi is located in the Valle del Ferro, a side valley of Val di Mello, elevation 2515 m. Even if the trail is not well marked the hike is very beautiful, in a pure and savage valley. Notable elevation gain. Shortly: Elevation gain: 1500 m. Hiking time: 4-5 hours Difficulty: EE Elevation…