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Ossola - breathtaking sceneries of wild mountains
One of the most unknown and at the same time most varied regions of the Alps. From the palm trees of Lake Maggiore to the eternal ice of Monte Rosa, the second highest peak of Europe: only 50 kilometers seperate those two extremes, and in between opens up the paradise for every hiker. Endless and almost unknown mountain ranges, all kind of vegetation and alpine sceneries, lakes, torrents, summits.
Whether getting in touch with the untamed alpine nature on a day trip or immerging completely into the solitariness and wilderness of those unknown mountains on several day hikes, sleeping in cosy huts: everything is possible for everybody, beginner or pro.
Here you will find some of the most fascinating tours. But remember, you can always send me a request for an individual hike too. I will be glad to arrange a personalized plan for your adventure without any additional costs.
walk on the wild side with light daypack
Easy hike: Montecrestese
"Museum under the open sky", thats the official slogan of one of the most beautiful villages of the region. Divided in countless small spots with old farms, manor houses and palazzi, the town is scattered over still cultivated vineyards that offers great views of the Ossola valley. We visit nearly all of them, following old mule tracks and passing wells, wine presses and churches. more pictures
+ 430m (less and also more possible), all-season send request
Medium hike: Panoramic round of Monte Rosa
One of the most impressive hikes of the region that crosses two times a glacier (no special equipment necessary) and gets close to the highest rock face of the Alps, the 2500 meters high east face of Monte Rosa, the second highest peak of Europa. A unique alpine scenery, rounded off by waterfalls and flowery meadows. Possible rest at an attended mountain hut. more pictures
+ 1010m (less possible, minimum +610m), June - November send request
several day hikes
full immersion in the wild and windy mountains of this unknown part of the Alps
required equipment and other infos
Medium hike: To the famous ibexes of the Cingino dam (2 days)
It is a known fact that ibexes are incredible climbers, but when they are walking "in" the virtually vertical dam they seem to defy gravity. See also this great BBC documentary. On our round trip to this secluded place high in the mountains we will sleep in a small shelter near the dam so we can we observe them for a long time. Also the alpine surroundings are simply breathtaking. more pictures
day 1 + 1160m / day 2 + 180m, - 1340m, June - October send request
Medium hike: Valle dei Bagni, the isolated valley of the abandoned spa (2 days)
In a forgotten corner of the Ossola mountains we find the isolated Valle dei Bagni, reachable only by crossing high passes. Our round trip on historical mule tracks leads us to this enchanting place amid endless forests and roaring torrents. We also pass an old spa, abandoned since many decades, where we can still find the 28 degrees warm water. more pictures
day 1 + 840m, - 1010m / day 2 + 1110m, - 940m, May - November send request
Ambitious hike: Wild and lonely Anzasca (4 days)
One of the most beautiful and varied routes of the Ossola mountains. Picturesque villages, unviolated forests, roaring torrents, rocky plateaus, lush alpine meadows, turquoise tarns. And of course cozy and unique huts where we will rarely meet other hikers. Highlight: one of the most more pictures
important panoramic summits of the region! send request
day 1 + 1170m, - 130m / day 2 + 900m, - 520m / day 3 + 780m, - 1200m / day 4 + 350m, - 1820m, June - November
Ambitious hike: Crossing the mountains from Antigorio to Vigezzo (5 days)
This unique trekking through no man's land brings us to the most beautiful and isolated spots of the Alps. We rarely hike below the timberline so this is the perfect alpine experience on old and forgotten paths that cross endless meadows, scree slopes and rocky passes. Overnight stays in more pictures
unknown and sometimes private (and very cozy) huts. send request
day 1 + 1200m / d 2 + 850m, - 860m / d 3 + 790m, - 870m / d 4 + 560m, - 1410m / d 5 +890m, - 1300m, June - Oct.
Or just send me your request for an individually planed tour. No surcharge... but even more exiting!