Hike to Passo dell’Oro – Valle dell’Oro

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Passo dell’Oro, 2574 m. lies at the extremity of the Valle dell’Oro between the Val Masino and the Val Codera.

Shortly:

  • Elevation gain: 1400 m. from Bagni di Masino or 475 m. from Rifugio Omio
  • Hiking time: 4 hours from Bagni di Masino – 1,30 hours from Rifugio Omio
  • Difficulty: E
  • Max elevation: 2574 m.
  • Trail: n° 21 and A10

Warning:
Trekking is an inherently dangerous activity. The hike here described can be a dangerous activity if faced without the right preparation. Mountain conditions can be very dramatically from one season to the next. Always seek local advice on current conditions, check the weather and don’t take anything for granted.

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Starting point:
Bagni di Masino 1172 m., reachable driving through the Val Masino till San Martino in Val Masino and continuing to the left until the end of the road. The parking area is limited and the lot fills early.

Trail description:
From the parking area follow the trail towards the Rifugio Omio as described in this itinerary, about 2 hours. Good and well marked trail.

From Rifugio Omio continue towards the Passo Barbacan and the Rifugio Gianetti (Sentiero Roma) along an easy and well marked trail. After approximately 1 hour the trail reaches a junction. Take the left fork towards the Passo dell’Oro located on the left of the Punta Milano (easily recognisable).
Continue on the left and along a steep trail you’ll reach the Pass in 30 minutes.

From Passo dell’Oro you can easily descend in Val Codera and continue to others trails.

Descent:
Along the same trail.

Other:
To know the opening season visit the website of the Rifugio Omio.
Hike: Hike to Rifugio Omio
Suggested Map: Kompass n° 92
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By Serena Dalan

Mi piace viaggiare, camminare, leggere e cucinare dolci. No carne, solo vegetali. Ultimo viaggio: Nepal 2020 --- I like travelling, walking, reading and cooking cakes. No meat, just veggies. Last travel: Nepal 2020