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Start from the fountain of Agarina, where the paved street ends. Continue along the dirt track and after Faugiol Bridge, take trail L03 as it climbs up to the valley of the Nocca River, to arrive at Alpe Nocca. Keep going and, after a bit, the path begins a marked incline leading to the larch forest, continuing on to Alpe di Matogno. Follow the path at it runs along the “barracks”, climbs up to Alpe Lago and then, in its final stretch, comes to the basin of Lake Matogno. Taking trail L99 (GTA – Grande Traversata delle Alpi), walk along the hillside to Alpe Fiesco. The path then begins to climb towards the valley floor and, with the last incline among stones and rocks, you’ll reach Lake Gelato and the col of the same name.
Start the descent on the opposite side (trail L00). With a very steep beginning, the path passes by Alpe Mattignale and then Alpe Cortevecchio with the Bonasson campsite (the bivouac is locked, in order to lodge there you must reserve ahead of time and pick up the keys at the local chapter of CAI Vigezzo. The nearby winter structure, on the other hand, is always open, just in case). Upon reaching the valley floor, the path continues to the right of the river of the Agrasino Valley and passes by Alpe Campo, Alpe Pisarto and Alpe Cortone. Just after that, the trail arrives at the recently made service road for a hydroelectric power station, which leads back to Agarina.

Notes: Agarina is accessible from a paved street that is closed to traffic. During the summer it is possible to reach Agarina only on a few specific days. For more information, please contact the Municipality of Montecrestese (Tel. +39 0324 35106). The campsites at Alpe Lago and Alpe Cortevecchio (Bonasson) are closed, and open only as shelters in the winter

 
 

Last update: 06/03/2018 ore 14:23:30

Itinerary informations

Starting Point

Agarina

Itinerary

L00 + L03 + L99 + L00

Altitude Difference Going Up

1315 m

Altitude Difference Going Down

1315 m

Track Length

20,3 km

Elapsed Track Traversal Time

7 h 30 min

Track Numbers

L00 + L03 + L99 + L00E

Difficulty Level

E (medium-difficult), a long hike with a significant elevation gain

Recommended Time Period

July - September

Zone

Valle Isorno

Notable Items along the Track

This grand loop trail is set in a wild, remote region.

Notes

Agarina is accessible from a paved street that is closed to traffic. During the summer it is possible to reach Agarina only on a few specific days. For more information, please contact the Municipality of Montecrestese (Tel. +39 0324 35106). The campsites at Alpe Lago and Alpe Cortevecchio (Bonasson) are closed, and open only as shelters in the winter

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