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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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Trekking to Mount Faiè

Braccio - Vercio - Pianezza alp - Ompio alp - Fantoli lodge - Boscopiano alp

Parco Nazionale Val Grande

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length icon Length:
11 Km
time icon Our time:
5h00' walking
climb icon Total climb:
1200 mt
height icon Min and max height:
290 mt - 1330 mt
track ring icon Type of track:
ring track
surface icon Surface:
panorama icon Panorama:
lakes - mountains
coverage icon Cell network coverage:
very poor
winter icon Traced in winter:
bike icon Traced by bike:

This trail runs along the Alta Via del Lago Maggiore (high way on lake Maggiore), a hiking track in stages, with views and suggestive panorama, that connects Mergozzo to Cannobio.
The climb towards mount Faiè starts from Bracchio, where a mule track goes up to Curghei and ends in Vercio. Here starts the track to Vercio’s hermitage, the first panoramic point of this trail.
After reaching the peak we’ll walk along the crest of Pianezza alp and the view from here is surprising: the sight goes from lake Orta, lake Maggiore, Mottarone’s peak, Montorfano and Toce’s valley with lake Mergozzo, until the lakes of Varese in the distance. After reaching the peak of mount Faiè the panorama runs in 360°, with a wide view on Val Grande.
The descent to Ompio alp and Fantoli lodge is quite difficult. The undergrowth of the beech wood is covered in leaves that, under certain climatic circumstances, might be quite slippery. 

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