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Easy Alpe Devero


Hotel and hiking
the best for active and relaxing holiday

Alpe Devero is considered the Ossolan garden (Il giardino dell’Ossola) thanks to its floral biodiversity, situated between Alpe Veglia, Val Formazza and Swiss Valais, it can be reached from Domodossola by a narrow mountain road. In Alpe Devero motorized traffic is forbidden, there are no cars!


  • TREK AREA: Piedmont, North Piedmont
  • SEASON: Summer, Autumn
  • DURATION (days): 5
  • HIKING DIFFICULTY: T1 - Turistic hike
  • PHYSICAL EFFORT:: Medium to low
  • MAX ALTITUDE (meters): : 2350
  • ELEVATION GAIN (meters): : 500
  • PEOPLE MIN.: 2
  • PEOPLE MAX:: 8
 HIGHLIGHTS: Larch woods, alpine lakes, mountain pastures, large spaces, panoramas, Different floral species, chamois, ibexes, marmots, eagles

Its splendid plain is surrounded by elegant mountains such as Pizzo Cervandone and Punta della Rossa with their very interesting geological features. Devero is rich in alpine lakes, meadows and pastures where it is still possible to see the Bettelmatt cheese production directly from shepherds with their ancient method.

You will find foothpath of every difficulty and it is possible to study customized hikes in any season.

We will discover the typical flora of these places, cheese production, life of shepherds and we will admire beautiful alpine lakes. In Alpe Devero there is a well-integrated-in-the-landscape hydroelectric basin, where human hand has succeeded in producing energy and designing a place in harmony with nature. This place is even called by locals “Little Canada”! Dive into nature in this wonderful and interesting natural park, follow paths far from the crowd of towns and enjoy yourself.

The standard proposal includes 5 days where 3 are full days of medium-easy hiking with overnight stay in a comfortable hotel/hut tasting local cuisine and combining active holidays with relax.

It is possible for groups to personalize: number of days, difficulty and other preferences by contacting the Trekupitaly staff directly.





Indicative schedule


Day 1: Arrival in Milan Malpensa or Domodossola FS, transfer by private transport to Alpe Devero. Accommodation and visit of the marvellous Devero plain with welcome aperitif and typical dinner.

Day 2: Alpe Sangiatto hike: First excursion to discover the world of the mountain pastures with the Alpe Sangiatto. In this small pasture it is produced the famous Bettelmatt cheese, we will discover the processing of its traditional production, erbs and flowers that give it its good taste. Then we will follow a different path to descent passing by the little Crampiolo village a tiny and cosy pasture, where we will have the opportunity to taste the typical cheeses with the “merenda” which is the afternoon snack time!
Difficulty: medium-easy - Difference in height: 500 m

Day 3: Val Buscagna hike: we will visit a marvellous valley of Alpe Devero with its wonderful mountain pastures and streams of water. If we have enough energy left on our legs we can also climb up a small summit from where the panorama range over the entire pasture of Devero and the surrounding peaks with views towards the Swiss Alps.
Difficulty: Medium-easy - Difference in height: 500 (+ 200 m if you reach the top)

Day 4: Witches Lake and Devero Lake. Long but rewarding excursion. We will visit the Alpine lakes of Devero. Witches Lake has a legend to tell meanwhile Devero Lake is a splendid example of energy production well-integrated in the landscape. The view toward Arbola Peak is so dramatic and the surrounding area calls to a little typical Canadian panorama.
Difficulty: Medium - Difference in altitude: 600 m

Day 5: Descent from Alpe Devero to Baceno with private minibus, visit of the Romanesque church, return to Domodossola FS and / or Malpensa airport in the afternoon with private minibus. End of your fantastic holiday! 


 Davide Adamo - A.m.M Guide Alpine Lombardia - Int. Mountain Leader
     Via Monte Rosa 40
     20081 ABBIATEGRASSO (MI), Italy
 Tel.: +39 347 38 63 474
 Email: info@trekupitaly.com

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Amm Lombardia UIMLA

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