When you decide to go hiking Lake Maggiore, the local communities are as charming as the hiking paths themselves. Just picture this: a tiny village with a small bell tower, tiny streets, and houses perched on green, lush slopes. During our guided hiking tours in this Italian lake district, you will discover five picture-perfect towns. You will also discover different cultures, completely different from the Italian one. These five villages are the representation of a land of borders, a mix of populations that managed to survive in the Alps. Each village has its own hiker. Hiking Lake Maggiore: the village of Gurrone in Valle Cannobina This valley is in the region of Piedmont, right at the foothills of the Alps. Its attractions include historical monuments, palaces, Medieval castles, and churches. Then there is Gurrone, a true balcony over the valley’s panorama, up to Lake Maggiore. This village is on the slopes of the mountain, its roots reaching deep into the area’s traditions. The church of Maria Assunta is the heart of Gurrone, where visitors can admire its frescoes dating back to the 16th century. The high bell tower stands alone by the church, the focus of Gurrone. Just as traditional is the roof called “piode.” This type of roof is made of local stone, smooth and with a typical gray shade. The village of Gurrone is truly stuck in the past. Ideal for: hikers who love to travel slowly, better without any distractions. Hiking Lake Maggiore: the village of Santa Maria Maggiore in Vigezzo valley Between Piedmont and Switzerland lies the Vigezzo Valley, also known as the “valley of painters.”. The entire valley is famous for its views, which have inspired artists for centuries. This is also a historical destination, since the first inhabitants predated the Romans. Vigezzo has been
When you decide to go hiking Lake Maggiore, the local communities are as charming as the hiking paths themselves. Just picture this: a tiny village
Hiking is a different way of traveling. It’s slow, sustainable and it allows you to connect with the surroundings. When it comes to Lake Maggiore hiking, the surroundings are high peaks with unique overlooks like the ones of Monte Giove with its tiny villages with red roofs, and patches of snow even in summer. Or the surroundings of the hiking path to Limidario, a trekking through uncontaminated nature and high slopes above the clouds. The hiking paths above the famous lake between Lombardy and Piedmont take visitors to a quiet area, far from the crowds in Stresa or Villa Pallavicino. With the right hiking boots, determination, and enough sunscreen, an Italian vacation has a whole new meaning. This is a hiker’s paradise, made of clearly-designed paths, crosses on top of peaks, and (if you are lucky) wildlife. There are two paths in the area behind Lake Maggiore, both worth a trip: The hiking path to Monte Giove The hiking path to Limidario Both can give visitors a unique perspective on this part of Piedmont, which isn’t just beautiful. It’s also eco-friendly and a slow way of traveling. One step at a time, hikers discover nature and they connect with the local communities, the ones beyond the touristy spots. Let’s take a closer look at these two Lake Maggiore hiking opportunities. On the way to Monte Giove This is one of the most popular hikes in the Lake District. That’s because the view is exclusive. However, parts of this path are steep, so it’s not perfect for every type of hiker. It’s more ideal for people who are already used to hiking, children included. During this trek, there are a lot of different terrains, including asphalt, since the path starts at Sant’ Agata di Cannobio, a tiny village surrounded by pine
Hiking is a different way of traveling. It’s slow, sustainable and it allows you to connect with the surroundings. When it comes to Lake Maggiore
Introducing Il Viaggiatore. Il Viaggiatore is born as a union point between the beautiful region of Lake Maggiore and an active kind of tourism, both natural and conscious. Il Viaggiatore not only invites you to visit Lake Maggiore but also to experience it. By joining our activities, guided hiking tours and day trips you will therefore discover this wonderful region. For instance, the beautiful nature of the Ossola Valley, the facinating history of old towns such as Cannobio and Domodossola, and of course the amazing landscapes you will find along the way. You can also learn to make fresh pasta or simply enjoy a quad tour! It is a wide range of tours and activities you can choose from and we will gladly help you pick the most suitable for you!
Introducing Il Viaggiatore. Il Viaggiatore is born as a union point between the beautiful region of Lake Maggiore and an active kind of tourism, both