Duration: 1 day
Duration: 1 day
The hike to Monte Camoscio is an easy hike for all seasons, but only in dry weather without snow. You will hike through forests and pastures, but also over rocks formed by glaciers. The most beautiful thing about the hike is the wide view that you can enjoy from the summit cross of Monte Camoscio.
It is a great place to unwrap your sandwhich and enjoy a rest at the summit cross.
The hike begins just above Baveno, in the Tranquilla Oltrefiume district. This part of Baveno begins north of the landing stage after the bridge over the torrent begins. Turn left from the main road, following the Camping Tranquilla signs. The hiking trail begins shortly after the campsite. You cross the motorway tunnel and then go up through the forest. The branch to the right leads to the granite quarries, where red granite is extracted. If you pay attention to the stones of the hiking trail, you will also find the red granite pieces scattered here.
After a short while, the branch follows: on the right to Monte Camoscio and on the left the direct path to Alpe Vedabia. Our path leads uphill through the forest on the right, always following the Monte Camoscio signs. You have to cross the stream on a few boulders. On the way, you can enjoy a beautiful view of Baveno. Shortly before the summit, a short detour leads to the Rifugio Amilcare. The hut is not managed, but tables for the picnic are set up in a clearing. To the right is the summit of Monte Camoscio at 890 meters. At the large summit cross, it can also be seen from afar. Once at the top, the eye has a fantastic panorama. The path now leads uphill again and below Monte Crocino (1023), which is even higher. The summit of Monte Crocino is above the path to Alpe Vedabia in the forest. The ascent takes around 2.5 hours.
The descent to Baveno leads on the M2 hiking trail to the Romanico district. The trail initially goes through the forest and through several river valleys, where some torrents have to be crossed. Later the path winds along a path at a gas pipeline. Alternatively, you can walk a bit in the adjacent forest, but should not miss the return to the forest trail to descend to Baveno. Romanico can be reached via the district of Case Sparse, where a stairway leads down. In Romanico we encounter red granite again in the form of a beautifully worked stone slab on a house wall in Via Due Riviere, immediately after turning from Via Mottarone. The cozy Ristorante Gli Antichi Romani is on the corner. The descent takes about 1.5 hours.
We provide an authorized Mountain Guide that speaks your language. Our guide will accompany you on this hike. He or she will give you interesting details on the way and draws your attention to the special features of the Lake Maggiore region with the wonderful Borromean islands.
– Tours and hikes pre-arranged with a personal guide
– Overnight stays with breakfast and dinner
– Private transfers
The hiking tour is organized only for you and your fellow travelers. They are conducted in the language you choose. We have experienced local guides for Italian, English, French. Other languages on request or with an interpreter.
The above price has been calculated for a group of 8 participants on a 4-hour hike. Please let us know the number of participants and special wishes with your request.
Our guide can meet you at Baveno or at your hotel at the Maggiore Lake. We can organize transport to the meeting point and collect you from the endpoint.
Monte Camoscio is 890 meters above Lake Maggiore. It can be recognized from afar by the large wooden summit cross. The panorama from the summit is hard to beat in terms of beauty. Lake Maggiore lies spread out in front of the viewer, inside are the small Borromean Islands as a splash of color: Isola dei Pescatori (Isola Grande), Isola Bella and Isola Madre. The Alps grow to the left in the north and the country merges into the flat Po Valley in the south.
Baveno is a tranquil place in a beautiful location on Lake Maggiore. That was already attractive for the ancient people who had settled here. Red granite was found on Monte Camoscio, which was easily degradable and wonderful building material. This promoted economic development at an early stage. In the old town of Baveno, there are still buildings from the 10th century. The mild climate on Lake Maggiore has been responsible for flourishing tourism for centuries.