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WARNING: trekking is not like walking! If you can't overcome a passage, go back!
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 to: Villa Lesa - Calogna - Monte alle Croci - Belgirate

Panoramic view on lake Maggiore

Lake Maggiore - Mottarone/Vergante

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length icon Length:
11 Km
time icon Our time:
3h00' walking
climb icon Total climb:
520 mt
height icon Min and max height:
210 mt - 640 mt
track ring icon Type of track:
ring track
surface icon Surface:
asphalt - trail
panorama icon Panorama:
woods - lake
coverage icon Cell network coverage:
winter icon Traced in winter:
bike icon Traced by bike:

This trail starts in Villa Lesa locality and goes up through ancient mule tracks and staircases until the town of Comnago, historic town that dominates lake Maggiore from above, offering an amazing view towards Arona and the Rocca di Angera. Leaving the paved road, the trail continues on a track that goes up to Monte Croci: a panoramic terrace from which you can admire the lake Maggiore, its Lombard coast and the lakes of Varese in the distance.

From this point the trail climbs up through some woods towards Calogna, passing by the small church of San Paolo, which stands near a “cup and ring” stone. A cup and ring stone is a man made incision on a rock, made during the Neolithic. These stones are believed to be cups that might be linked to an ancient cult of nature.

A bit ahead the trail meets the paved road again, going down towards Belgirate and offering a wide panoramic view.

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