"Il Quadrifoglio" Path in Ameno - Pale Blue Ring
Excursions and trekking
Nordic Walking and Nordic Trekking
Lunghezza percorso km
Dislivello in mt.
The ‘Four-leaved clover’ of Ameno consists of four circular trails covering a total of 33.6 kms with a total elevation gain of 1,215 meters. The lowest alttude is 324 metres and the highest is 791 metres. The average walking time of the 4 trails is 12 hours and 90% can be covered by mountain bike or on horseback.
Pale blue ring – sign-posted 1 o AC
Pale blue is the colour of the sky, symbolising transcendence, strength, continuity.It gives a sense of calm permeated with freedom.
Ameno\Vacciago\Lortallo\Convento del Mesma\Ameno
7.3 Km\2.30 hours, moderate difficulty
271 m elevation gain\573 m maximum height
Mountain bike accessibility 75%
Horse accessibility 85%
A pleasant trail linking Ameno to its main outlying municipal villages and the Mount Mesma Special Nature Reserve. Walk in the direction of the lake to the village of Vacciago, where we recommend you visit the contemporary art and sculpture collection at the Fondazione Calderara.
Take a rest on the sacred terrace of the Church of St. Antonio Abate. Further on, passing through the village of Lortallo, we climb and descend the double Via Crucis with its frescoed chapels, which winds through the chestnut trees of Mount Mesma. In the middle, on the mount, is the Franciscan Monastery and an enchanting view of the lake and Monte Rosa. Along the Agogna river we pass the remains of an ancient forge and a small Roman bridge crosses the Membra stream. We then return to Ameno, first visiting the Church of Santa Maria Assunta with its Roman bell tower.
Foto di Riccardo Carnovalini