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Trekking to: Quarna Sopra - Mazzoccone mount - Camasca alp

"Walking in the sky" with sights on lake Orta

Valle Strona

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length icon Length:
8 Km
time icon Our time:
3h15' walking
climb icon Total climb:
700 mt
height icon Min and max height:
850 mt - 1395 mt
track ring icon Type of track:
ring track
surface icon Surface:
trail
panorama icon Panorama:
lake - mountains
coverage icon Cell network coverage:
partial
winter icon travelled in winter:
no
bike icon travelled by bike:
no

The Mazzoccone mount defines the separation between the Valle Strona and lake Orta basins, which is quite clearly proved by the vegetation that, from beech woods, becomes pastures.
On the mount’s peak there’s a stone obelisk with an eagle statue. This is the most panoramic point of the track and from here the whole lake, Mottarone and the horizon towards Novara plain can be seen.
The Mazzoccone mount was used during the Resistance as a connection among Valsesia’s lakes. This trail now been fixed and set up with picnic areas and trail posts.


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