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Hike to Parpinasca lodge

Discovering the alps of Trontano

Parco Nazionale Val Grande - Val D'Ossola

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length icon Length:
8.2 Km
time icon Our time:
3h00' walking
climb icon Total climb:
700 mt
height icon Min and max height:
510 mt - 1215 mt
track there and back icon Type of track:
there and back
surface icon Surface:
trail
panorama icon Panorama:
woods - alps
coverage icon Cell network coverage:
very poor
winter icon travelled in winter:
no
bike icon travelled by bike:
no

The itinerary starts from the ancient town of Trontano where the mule track winds up among the woods reaching Faievo alp and then Parpinasca di Sopra alp, where the Parpinasca lodge is built, characterized by a wide panoramic terrace watching the whole valley. In the background, during the last part of the climb, there is Pizzo Tignolino, marking the beginning of one of Europe’s most important wilderness areas, the Val Grande National Park.
The whole trail is characterized by the succession of woody alps with their pastures, more or less well kept. The pastures, in a not distant past, were a form of extensive agriculture for animals’ nourishment. With the hard work of shepherds, the plateaus were chopped down to make room for the large pastures that were fresh and blooming in the heights, unlike the meadows down in the valley.


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