There is a wide range of hiking options in the Ossola Valley: thanks to the invaluable contribution of the Club Alpino Italiano, there are dozens of routes on this website, carefully chosen to help you discover not only the beautiful scenery, but also the wealth of culture, architecture and traditions preserved in the Ossola Valleys.
We have selected seven unmissable routes to represent this rich selection.
- The Strà Granda – Anzasca Valley
Walking along the Strà Granda in the Anzasca Valley is like taking a trip back in time: you encounter ancient vestiges of rural life, authentic landscapes and, accompanying the route, the unmistakable silhouette of Monte Rosa. This long hike consists of four stages, from Piedimulera to Macugnaga and then to Saas Almagell in Switzerland.
- Panoramic tour of Lake Antrona – Antrona Valley
The great landslide of 1642, a tragedy that caused dozens of deaths, created Lake Antrona, one of the most popular natural attractions in the valley. The route is suitable for everyone and offers remarkable panoramic views: one of the most impressive sections? The part of the trail that “enters” the Sajont waterfall, a remarkable sight.
- San Bernardo, the Monscera Pass and the lakes – Bognanco Valley
The Upper Bognanco Valley, the valley of 100 waterfalls, is a natural paradise that remains unspoilt and untouched by mass tourism. A route that will allow you to discover the most fascinating parts of this area of the Ossola Valley, including small lakes, cosy refuges, peat bogs and the panoramic Monscera Pass.
- “Flower Trail” – Alpe Veglia – Divedro Valley
Alpe Ciamporino, which can also be reached by ski lift, is the starting point for the “Flower Trail”, a name that explicitly refers to the incredible wealth of flora in this part of the Lepontine Alps. The destination is the enchanting Alpe Veglia plateau, a stunning protected area.
- Tour of Toggia Valley – Formazza Valley
The undisputed symbol of this area, the Upper Formazza Valley, is the Toce Waterfall: you will encounter it on your way to Riale, the starting point of this hike. The route, one of the most popular in the Ossola Valley, leads to Toggia Dam, San Giacomo Pass and finally the Boden Lakes, where nature reigns supreme.
- Tour of Lake Devero – Antigorio Valley
A route through the heart of the protected area of the Veglia Devero Nature Park. Conifer forests, fragrant alpine flora, emerald lakes, jagged peaks, ancient alpine pastures and endless meadows: these are just some of the elements that make up the beautiful landscape that you can admire at a leisurely pace along the route to Codelago.
- Alpe Scaredi and Cima della Laurasca – Vigezzo Valley / Val Grande National Park
Vigezzo Valley is one of the gateways to the Val Grande National Park and Cima della Laurasca is the most popular peak in the area, famous for its breathtaking view. The challenging hike passes through one of the protected area’s iconic alpine pastures, Scaredi.
And this is just a taste: click here to discover all the summer routes for discovering the Ossola Valley in your hiking boots.