Excursions and trekking
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Mount Cornaggia

Excursion area
Alto Vergante (NO)

Starting point
Colazza at 543 metres a.s.l.

Point of the Arrival
Monte Cornaggia at 921 metres a.s.l.

Spring, summer, autumn.

Road access
To reach the starting point, take the A26 motorway towards “Gravellona Toce”, leaving at the exit for Meina. Follow the signs for Ghevio/Colazza.

Description of the itinerary
The excursion begins next to the parish church of Colazza, where a paved road passes next to the cemetery and leads to a crossroads. Turn right there for Alpe Bosco. After a small concrete bridge, follow the path marked E5. Walk up until you reach Alpe del Bosco at an altitude of 741 metres a.s.l. Continue following the profile of the ridge until you reach Alpe dei Boccioli and from there proceed over pleasantly rising and falling ground to the saddle of Giogo del Cornaggia at 823 metres a.s.l. You can reach the summit of Mount Cornaggia in about 15 minutes from here, which from an altitude of 922 metres a.s.l. offers a beautiful view.
The view encompasses the whole of Lake Maggiore, with the mountains of Ticino, Grigna and Resegone, the plains and cities to the south, the Ligurian Alps projected on the horizon and Monviso, Mischabel and the Val Grande mountains to the north. Resuming the journey, return to Giogo del Cornaggia to follow the paths marked F5-F7 that will take you on the scenic route to Sasso del Pizzo at 763 metres a.s.l. Continue to descend until you reach the great cross known as the Motto Croce di Fosseno. Cross the old pipeline route and follow the path marked F1 until you emerge below the western side of Motta del Arbujera, thus returning to your starting point. It is a fairly long route but very well marked with clear signposts. It is also a very rewarding excursion from a landscape point of view: Sasso del Pizzo and Mount Cornaggia are open balconies overlooking Lake Maggiore, the Alps and the lower Vergante.

Tourist information
Church of San Bernardo: Piazzetta San Bernardo - 28010 Colazza
For information: Council Tel. 0322 218102 - www.comune.colazza.no.it
Tourist Office of Massino Visconti - Via Ing. Viotti 2 - 28040 Massino Visconti
Tel. 0322 219713 -