Create your own guidebook
Download track
Quality : very good
Val d'Ossola
Alpi Lepontine Punta d'Arbola
P.N. Alpe Devero
Key to symbols   
Stage point (start or end of stage)
Intermediate accommodation possibility
Town, village
Other locality

Bakery / grocery
Hardware / sports shop
Bank / cash dispenser
Open automobile access

A Tarred or paved road
B Dirt track
C Mule trail
D Mountain trail
E Equipped trail (cables, ladders)
F No trail

Stroll / tourism (broad, non-exposed trail)
Hiking (mountain trail, in places narrow and exposed)
Alpine route (equipped or very exposed section, snow field, blocks)
D2 Alpe Vannino » Alpe Devero
  |   3h45   |   14.2 km   |   748 m   |   1299 m

From the Margaroli hut the trail leads past Lake Vannino and up, through ample fields, towards the Scatta Minoia pass and the Conti bivouac. The trail is rocky towards Forno Inferiore, circles Lake Devero amongst pasture land, goes past Crampiolo and then finally reaches Alpe Devero.

Point Segment
Name Services Information Marking
Alpe Vannino
2185 m
| D  3.6 km / 1h20
Colle Scatta Minoia
2601 m
| D  2.6 km / 0h45
Alpeggio Forno Inf.
2210 m
| D  8 km / 1h40
Alpe Devero
1634 m
Detailed route description
Natural and cultural heritage
Other long-distance trails and alternative routes
GTA (248) - Sentiero Italia trail: from Alpe Devero to Scatta Minoia, Alpe Vannino and Ponte Formazza. From the Conti bivouac, the following climbs are possible: Mt. Minoia, Punte della Satta peak, Punte di Curzalma peak, Mt. Forno. From the Castiglioni hut: Mt.Cervandone, Punta Rossa peak, Punta d'Arbola peak, Pizzo Crampiolo peak, Punta Valdeserta peak.
Useful topographic maps
  • 11 Domodossola e Val Formazza ~ IGC (1: 50000)
  • Alpe Devero ~ Zanetti (1: 30000)
  • 1270 ~ CNS Val Antigorio (1: 25000)
Useful guidebooks
  • Alpe Devero-Crosa lenz P., Frangioni G. ~ Grossi-Domodossola (ISBN )
  • Parco Naturale Veglia e Devero - Crosa lenz P. ~ Grossi-Domodossola (ISBN )

Favourites, criticisms ? Make your personal comments on this stage. For more general notes please use the comments section of the page Over to the Via Alpinists.

max. 1000 characters
  • Andreas - 2016-08-01
    Übernachtung am Lago Busin sup., von dort über die Bochetta della Valle runter über Crampiolo zur Alpe Devero. Dort zweckmässiger Campingplatz, Einkaufsmöglichkeiten und diverse Übernachtungsmöglichkeiten. Nächster Geldautomat in Baceno. Bus nach Baceno ab 9.30 Uhr (muss reserviert werden), 10.30 Uhr ohne Reservation. Bus zurück 11.15 Uhr in Baceno.
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Overnight at Lago Busin sup., From there on the Bochetta della Valle down Crampiolo to Alpe Devero. There convenient campsite, shopping and various accommodation. Nearest ATM in Baceno. Bus to Baceno from 9.30 am (must be reserved), 10.30 am without reservation. Bus back at 11.15 in Baceno.
  • Alfons - 2016-07-28
    An alternative route goes from Rif. Margaroli to Lake Busin and then over the Btta della Valle to Alpe Devero. Somewhat longer but beautiful tour.
  • Clemens - 2016-07-18
    Am Conti Biwak hat man einwandfreien Cellphone Empfang.
    Automatic translation [Google]
    The Conti bivouac has a flawless cellphone reception.
  • vaeltava tohtori - 2014-06-08
    If you don't want to go all the way down to Alpe Devero there's a lovely place to stay in Crampiolo: Albergo La Baita. Highly recommended!
Last update : 2013-06-13