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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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Trekking to San Giacomo pass

Toce waterfall - Riale plain - Toggia alp - Maria Luisa lodge

Switzerland - Val Formazza

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length icon Length:
21.5 Km
time icon Our time:
5h00' walking
3h30' by bike
climb icon Total climb:
770 mt
height icon Min and max height:
1670 mt - 2320 mt
track there and back icon Type of track:
there and back
surface icon Surface:
dirt road
panorama icon Panorama:
lakes - mountains
coverage icon Cell network coverage:
partial
winter icon travelled in winter:
no
bike icon travelled by bike:
yes

This trail develops along the dirt road built by the old Edison electric company, serving the lake Toggia's and lake Kastel's dam. Today the road is property of Formazza's district (from 2019 to 2029), with the purpose of project "Monti & Laghi bike" (mountains and lakes bike), which will allow to cross the Alps by bike, connecting to the Swiss bike lane.
The San Giacomo pass separates Italy from Switzerland, Val Formazza from Val Bedretto. It used to be one of the main junctions for cultural and commercial exchanges, so much that back in 1400 the first Hospice was built for merchants (and smugglers!) to move their goods and livestock towards Switzerland.
During the second world war, end especially during the resistance, this pass became a strategic point.


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