Starting point: Macugnaga, Hamlet of Pecetto 1367 m (4485 ft). You can get there on the Domodossola-Macugnaga bus route.
Route: Pecetto, Staffa, Isella, Motta, Lago delle Fate (Fairies’ Lake), the Dead City, Lago delle Fate, Motta, Isella, Opaco, Pecetto
Ascent: 250 m (820 ft). Maximum height in Pecetto 1367 m (4485 ft) – minimum height in Isella 1247 m (4091 ft)
Length: 12 km (7 1/2 miles). The route can be shortened by starting straight from Staffa or Isella
Terrain: dirt track – paved
Best time of year: From May to October
Points of interest: The spectacular east face of Monte Rosa, the Walser Germanic village of Macugnaga, Lago delle Fate
Useful info: There are places to eat in Pecetto, Staffa and Lago delle Fate