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This path is one of the two itineraries in the Park dedicated to the enclosed larch tree forest (the other one is at Veglia). A pamphlet is available (which can be obtained at the park offices) which describes its characteristics and its peculiarities as can be seen from 10 places along the track, identified by numbered posts. It is also possible to view and download the videos in Italian dedicated to these at this address 

This is a ring-shaped itinerary which allows us to discover the entire environment harmony and scenery around Devero. Going up we pass the Misanco basin, an alpine pasture still covered with numerous cheese houses and stables, and take a break at the Black Lake to observe the amphibians that populate its riverbanks; thus we reach the vast prairies of Buscagna: the atmosphere is grandiose and remembers the Far West or the Great North found in much literature.

The Black Lake is one of the pearls of Devero: a mirror of clear dark water where the uneven lineages of the Guglie of Cornera and the encompassing mountains can be seen.

All around these, larches and fir trees stand erect among chaotic heaps of stones covered in rhododendron and blueberry bushes. On the riverbanks and small lake waters colonies of frogs and tritons can be found. Around these great subalpine larch forests can be found, scattered and luminous, where once upon a time herds could roam among the trees.

From the Devero church we coast the Rio Buscagna, we pass the camping ground and reach Pedemonte. Before entering the rural community we take a right and cross the wooden bridge. The track goes into the always noticeable larch woods and overlooks the nice waterfall of the Buscagna Torrent (only visible at the beginning of the season or when the water is not used for hydroelectric purposes) up to when we reach the Misanco Alp. We follow onwards on the right and go up a steeper tract which allows us to nimbly surpass the rocky bastion. Once reached a small valley in the plain we leave the track H11, thus crossing the stream and following onwards almost flatly in the larch woods with rhododendrons and blueberries up to the Black Lake. Coasting the lake on the side towards the Buscagna Valley, we take a path that cuts through the old moraine deposits now colonized by the woods and reach the wide prairies of the Val Buscagna. We cross the Buscagna Torrent on the small wooden bridge, or, alternatively, if you’re in for a sensational experience, try walking along the old trunk full of nodes found a little bit more uphill. Here we enter the H99 path of the Veglia – Devero traversal. We take the way towards Devero and coasting the torrent on its left side while still on a flat surface we reach Buscagna, an alpine pasture which has been refurbished by the Veglia - Devero Park and can be used in the summer months. From here onwards we start descending quickly up until we reach the cluster of Alpine lodging houses in Pedemonte, thus returning to the place we started from.

Last update: 06/03/2018 ore 10:56:38

Itinerary informations

Starting Point

Devero Alp by Ai Ponti


H11 + H99

Altitude Difference Going Up

340 m

Altitude Difference Going Down

340 m

Track Length

5.4 km

Elapsed Track Traversal Time

2 h 40 min

Track Numbers

H11 + H99

Difficulty Level

E (medium-easy)

Recommended Time Period

Mid June - October


Devero Valley


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