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Fondotoce track

Starting point
Verbania Fondotoce

Point of Arrival

Spring and summer

Road access
Take the A26 motorway, leaving at the exit for Verbania. Follow the signs to Fondotoce.

Description of the itinerary
The cycle path can be accessed from various points in the town of Fondotoce. From the Casa della Resistenza follow the path that passes under the Fondotoce/Verbania highway, then turn left and after 300 metres you will reach the sports fields. Continue in the direction of Suna, alongside the canal linking Lake Mergozzo and Lake Maggiore. If you go straight on, after 1 km you will reach Canton Magistris where you can observe the typical cane thicket from a wooden observation structure. You can also reach Suna by crossing the wooden bridge and proceeding alongside the main road to Verbania. If you turn right at the fork where the beach is signposted you will enter the circular track on the plain of Fondotoce. Turning right leads onto a dirt road with wooden benches for resting along the way. Turning right again leads to the garage (about 3 km). Proceeding on the right hand side of the circular track the dirt path returns to the Feriolo roundabout then back to the Casa della Resistenza making the total length about 5 km. Alternatively, when you reach the garage take the path through the woods to the left leading to the banks of the River Toce then proceed alongside the river, a route offering views of the fields of azaleas and passing close to some horse stables. The route continues to the bridge over the main road to Gravellona.
At this point you will have covered about 5 km. Continuing on the asphalt road will take you to Mergozzo.
Proceeding alongside the lake will take you back to the Casa della Resistenza (total of 10km), or at the end of the cycle path at Gravellona, return on the same route (about 10 km).

Tourist information
Casa della Resistenza: Via F. Turati 9, fraz. Fondotoce - 28924 Verbania Fondotoce
Tel. 0323 586802 -

Tourist Office of Verbania: Corso Zanitello 6/8 - 28922 Verbania Pallanza
Tel. 0323 503249 - 556669 -

Pro Loco di Verbania: Viale delle Magnolie 1 - 28922 Verbania Pallanza
Tel. 0323 557676 -