Belgirate - Lesa - Villa Lesa on the Strada dei Varim
Excursions and trekking
Lunghezza percorso km
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Point of Arrival
Distance of return route
1400 metres to Lesa, 2500 metres to Villa
All year round
To reach the starting point, take the A26 motorway towards “Gravellona Toce”, leaving at Arona. Once you have reached and crossed Arona, follow the signs for Lesa/Belgirate, in the direction of Stresa.
Description of the itinerary
Walk up the steps and turn left proceeding to the end of Via Elena Conelli, then pass under the railway bridge on the right, immediately after which turn left onto the Via per Lesa. Continue along the railway line until the end of the vehicular road, then take the footpath.
The steps leading to Strada Regina below are immediately on the left.
Proceed through Varim on the path that passes under the dense coverage offered by the fir tree woodland; the road has two bends before opening out to a wonderful view of the lake.
A road crosses Rio Valòn, to the left (alongside the electricity substation) down towards Strada Regina (the routes on the two banks of the Rio merge after a few tens of metres); the road on the right becomes impassable after a short distance.
Continue straight on till you arrive behind the town of Lesa: you can descend from this point.
Tourist Office of Belgirate: Via Mazzini 12, 28832 Belgirate
Tel. 339 4635252 -
Tourist Office of Lesa: Via Vittorio Veneto 21, 28040 Lesa
Tel. 0332 772078 -