Excursions and trekking
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Lake Ragozza

Excursion area
Bognanco Valley (VB)

Starting point
San Bernardo 1628 metres a.s.l.

Point of Arrival
Lago di Ragozza 1958 metres a.s.l.

All year round. This excursion can usually be practiced even after heavy snow.

Road Access
To reach the starting point of the excursion from Gravellona Toce take the road to Domodossola. Follow the signs for Bognanco, and from here continue along the winding road leading to San Bernardo.

Description of the itinerary
From the car park, take the wide mule track, passing through a dense forest of silver firs and spruces. After some uphill and downhill stretches, a signpost invites you to turn right to cross a stream and climb up through a forest of conifers. The trail becomes a little steeper here before reaching a flat stretch, characterized by the peaty bottom of what was once a lake. After crossing the plain, the ascent begins again and after a short but steep climb you will enter the valley of the beautiful Lake Ragozza at an altitude of 1,958 metres a.s.l. All around is the scree from Cima Verosso and a wonderful larch forest. The descent is approached along the same route of ascent. It is possible to extend the excursion slightly and take a circular route, passing by Gattascosa Refuge.

Tourist information
Tourist Office of Bognanco: Via Cavallini - 28842 Bognanco
Tel. 0324 234127 -