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Some of the tracks presented here are set along mountain trails where some passages may require holding to ropes or climbing short ladders, and may have exposed passages without safety protections. These tracts can be a serious danger if faced without the right equipment, awareness and physical condition.
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Hike from Invorio to Carpugnino along Vergante's ridge

Mount Barro - Vago chapel - Toriggia - Mount Cornaggia

Mottarone/Vergante

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length icon Length:
22.5 Km
time icon Our time:
4h30' by bike
climb icon Total climb:
780 mt
height icon Min and max height:
405 mt - 890 mt
track traverse icon Type of track:
traverse
surface icon Surface:
gravel road - dirt road - steps
panorama icon Panorama:
woods - mountains
coverage icon Cell network coverage:
excellent
winter icon travelled in winter:
yes
bike icon travelled by bike:
yes

Invorio, also called “the gate to Vergante”, is conjoined to Mottarone’s peak by a trail that runs on the ridge of the hills that divide the landscapes of Lake Maggiore from those of Lake Orta. This itinerary covers the first tract of the Dorsale del Vergante (Vergante’s ridge) starting from Invorio and reaching Carpugnino. The path goes through many mounts and crosses many roads that allow it to go down from the ridge towards the towns of Vergante on one side, and towards Agogna’s valley on the other.
One of this path’s stops is mount Barro in Invorio. Here an ancient medieval town is located, closed around the church of Santa Maria Annunziata. The church was probably built on the remains of a castle.
In Barro, every 1st of May, the very ancient festival “della Fiora” (of the flowers, in dialect) is kept, a tradition that dates back to 1493, recalling the exchange of flowers between lovers.
It’s suggested to travel this path setting up with two cars, one in each parking at the start and arrival of the track, easily reachable by the highway’s exits.


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