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Calasca - Forno di Strona
M.Capezzone -Prealpi Piemontesi

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A Tarred or paved road
B Dirt track
C Mule trail
D Mountain trail
E Equipped trail (cables, ladders)
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D11 Madonna della Gurva (Molini di Calasca) » Campello Monti
  |   10h30   |   25.3 km   |   1447 m   |   571 m

From Madonna della Gurva the trail cuts through woods and pastures until it reaches Alpe Camino and then Alpe Lago. Past the hut, now in ruins, the trail proceeds towards the Usciolo pass. Beyond the pass, the trail descends to Campello Monti.

Point Segment
Name Services Information Marking
Madonna della Gurva (Molini di Calasca)
480 m
| D  0.8 km / 0h10
Ponte sul torrente Anza
464 m
| D  9.3 km / 4h00
Rifugio Alpe del Lago
1545 m
| D  9.3 km / 4h00
Bivacco Alpe Pian del Lago
1743 m
| D  2.6 km / 1h00
Colle dell'Usciolo
2037 m
| A  3.3 km / 1h20
Campello Monti
1305 m
Detailed route description
Other long-distance trails and alternative routes
From Campello Monti it is possible to climb to the top of Mount Capezzone and Mount Capio.
Useful topographic maps
  • 10 ~ IGC Monte Rosa (1: 50000)
  • 84 ~ KOMPASS Monte Rosa (1: 50000)
Useful guidebooks
  • La valle Strona, Enrico Monti ~ Archivio Fondazione Enrico Monti (ISBN )
  • Camminaitalia, Carnovalini, cannobini, Valsesia ~ CAI-TCI (ISBN 1995)

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  • FX - 2023-09-22
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  • FX - 2023-09-22
    Selon descriptif
    Itinéraire réalisé de Riale (D1) à MontCenis (D34) du 19/08 au 12/09/23.
    Joli parcours qui amène dans la vallée riante de l'Alpe del Lago. Élevage avec chien mais sous surveillance humaine. Bivouac de luxe avec électricité, eau, toilettes, bois pour poêle et beaucoup de place.
    1h/1h30 plus loin, le bivacco Alpe Pian del Lago au beaucoup plus sommaire (environ 4 places + 2/3 à l'étage, poêle capricieux et peu de bois alentours. Eau, table, chaise, cuisinière, très sombre, et... un jeu de dames pour occuper le temps !).
    En continuant, Campello Monti, superbe église et village magnifique. 2 PostoTappa, nous avons utilisé celui après le pont à gauche qui loue dans l'ancienne école (35€/1/2 pension - 16 couchages)
  • Andreas - 2015-08-02
    Anstrengende, aber tolle Wanderung vorbei am Rifugio Alpe del Lago (1545 m), welches man sehr empfehlen kann, es ist sogar gefliest, hat 9 Betten, Gasherd und ist insgesamt für ein Biwak sehr sauber. Vor der Hütte gibt es auch Wasser. Danach geht es hoch Richtung Bivacco Pian Lago, welches gerade mal Notbiwak taugt. Insgesamt aber nicht zu empfehlen. Weiter am Lago Ravinella vorbei, welcher zum schwimmen und ausruhen einlädt und dann runter nach Campello Monti. Dort unbedingt in der Locanda Alla Vetta Del Capezzone übernachten und natürlich essen. Grossartige Besitzer, super freundlich und sehr hilfsbereit.

    Locanda Alla Vetta Del Capezzone
    5 Via Zamponi, Campello Monti, VB 28897, Italien
    Telefon:+39 0323 885113
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Strenuous but great hike past the Rifugio Alpe del Lago (1545 m), which can be highly recommended, it is even tiled, has 9 beds, gas stove and is overall very clean for a bivouac. Before the cottage there is also water. Then it goes up towards Bivacco Pian Lago, which just Notbiwak is good. Overall, however, not recommended. Continue on Lake Ravinella past, which invites to swim and rest and then down to Campello Monti. There absolutely stay Capezzone in the Locanda Alla Del Vetta and eat naturally. Great owner, super friendly and very helpful. Locanda Alla Vetta Del Capezzone 5 Via Zamponi, Campello Monti, VB 28897, Italy Phone: +39 0323 885 113
  • Piero - 2014-09-28
    Rifugio/Bivacco Amedeo Pirozzini mt.1545. 9 posti letto, cucina a gas , fontana esterna il bivacco è fornito di pannello solare.
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Refuge / Bivouac Amedeo Pirozzini mt.1545. 9 beds, gas stove, fountain outside the camp is equipped with solar panel.
  • Mountain Girl - 2012-12-28
    NOTE: The refuge at Alpe del Lago is an unstaffed hut with 6 beds. There’s a stove, water supply and some kitchen provisions, but best to bring your own food. It’s very basic, but staying here is an alternative to hiking 25km and +1740m, as planned by Via Alpina. Because this trail has become popular with Germans hiking the GTA, you may find a full house at Alpe del Lago. The next possible refuge is Alpe Pian del Lago, which is nicely situated, but even smaller in size. In Aug. 2012 a shepherd was in residence here.
  • Piero Lometti - 2011-03-30
    Ulteriori info sulla val Segnara
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    More info on val Segnara
Last update : 2010-05-05