Starting point: Entrance to the Alpe Veglia plain, village of “Purteja”, 1700 m (5577 ft). You can get there by foot from San Domenico di Varzo. You can get to San Domenico di Varzo from the Varzo FS Railway Station using the “Pronto Bus” service.
Route: Alpe Veglia, village of “Purteja” – Cianciavero – Aione – Ponte – Rio Mottiscia, mineral spring – Cornù – La Balma – Alpe Veglia, village of “Purteja”.
Length: 4 km (2 1/2 miles)
Terrain: dirt track
Best time of year: from June to October
Points of interest: Natural environment (flora, fauna and views), ancient nuclei of stone chalets, mineral spring, ancient lime kilns, archaeological site.
With slight alternatives: Glacial potholes in Cianciavero and Lago delle Streghe (Witches’ Lake)
Useful info: There are several places to stay and eat typical food in Alpe Veglia and San Domenico di Varzo.