Great panorama and surprising nature around the “Re di Pietra”, symbol of Piedmont
Monviso is famous all over the world for its pyramid shape like Cervino or Matterhorn in german. During the clear sky days, usually in wintertime, it is visible from a large part of the Po Valley and the Ligurian and Piedmontese Apennines. This peak has always attracted climbers and hikers from all over the world.
The tour around Monviso is a medium difficulty trekking that develops in an environment of great charm between great views and luxuriant nature. The Monviso area is also famous for its mists and clouds that often cover its mountains in the afternoons. With a nice group of hikers I organized this trek in September which is usually more stable in terms of climate. Unfortunately, that weekend the forecasts were not optimal, but as we say in Italian "Chi la dura la vince" which translated into English can be said: "If at first you don't succeed, try, try again".
Nice hike around alpine lakes and flowers
On a hot july Sunday we went to Val Formazza, a valley located in northern Piedmont. Today I am taking a nice group of people for a beautiful hike. Today we will go to discovery a small alpine lake located at the foot of Mount Basodino 3.273 m which is on the border of Canton Ticino (Tessin) in Switzerland.
Hiking on a summit with a stunning panorama
The great lakes of northern Italy are excellent destinations for hiking in spring and autumn.
Today we are on Lecco shore of Lake Como about one hour drive from Milan. Our itinerary starts from Mandello del Lario, a well known village all over the world because there is the Moto Guzzi factory.
The path leading to the Zucco di Sileggio is steep and the difference in height is about 1000 meters. Fortunately the route is not difficult and the climb is always constant where, once you get the right pace, you can climb optimizing the effort!
Stunning view from Moneglia to Framura between woods and cliffs
Today is very hot we are just at the beginning of spring! On the Ligurian coast the temperature during the day was 24° and we experienced an early summer.
We started from Milan with 7° and humidity and arrived in Moneglia with 18° and dry climate, this is the beauty of northern Italy in a few kilometers you can have often opposite climates.
Our trail starts from the city center, we follow a small road to reach the village of Lemeglio.
Trekking along the river in Ligurian Apennines
Today on the Ligurian coast the weather was disturbed while on the Apennines there would be some sun and so much wind, where to go?
The canyon of the Rio Gargassa, 30 km above Genova, is the ideal place today, the wind would not have bothered us and there would have been no rain.