A treasure awaits you: our environmental heritage can meet a variety of needs, but you will always dive into the green, wonderful, unspoilt landscape.
If we told you about all the excursions/hikes/walks around Forno Alpi Graie, we would have to make a lengthy list and we would hardly be exhaustive. There are routes suitable for families, others reserved for expert hikers, with extraordinary degrees of difficulty, travel times and landscapes.
For these reasons, we propose only some possible routes here: take them as ideas to organize your holidays based on woods, streams and enchanted lakes, in a fairytale landscape.
Easy trail, it mainly develops on a service dirt track to several pasture huts. The path can be reached by car to the hamlets of Rivotti or Alboni (these are some jewels of small houses made of stone and wood). This comfortable route offers a very scenic view of upper Val Grande, because it lies above the treeline.
The route ends at Gias Nuovo Fontane, after 2 hours of walking and 530 meters of elevation gain from Rivotti. You will be at the foot of Barrouard, looking down upon Vallone della Gura and Levanna Orientale.
Alternatively, you can walk along a circular route between the two towns, or visit Bec di Mea, a curious round shaped stone which emerges from the wooded slope.
LAGHI DI SAGNASSE
Starting from Rivotti hamlet, you can reach two little glacial lakes flanked by a fascinating old pasture (elevation gain: around 650 meters).
VALLONE DI SEA
Sea is a wide valley with a wild environment and surrounded in the first part by high rocky cliffs which host different climbing routes. In the upper part, high altitude grasslands open up to the Uja di Ciamarella glacier.
The recommended excursions are up to the Alpe di Sea (1791 m) or, for those more trained, the Soardi-Fassero bivouac (2370 m). For those who just want to enjoy a pinch of the magical atmosphere of this valley, they can go up to Gias Balma Massiet (1500 m).
The refuge is located in front of the harsh side of the mountain and a trip up there (elevation gain: 1000 meters) is worth the effortalso for high-mountain enthusiasts, even with little experience in mountaineering.
The long-distance hiking trail Grande Traversata delle Alpi (GTA) passes through our lands/Groscavallo with two demanding stages connecting Pialpetta with Ceresole Reale (Valle Orco) on one side and Balme (Val d’Ala) on the other.
If you don’t intend to go on a multi-day hike, on the same GTA’s paths you can go up to Trione Lakes (2161 meters) – which deserves a trip – starting from Migliere (1050 meters); another option is to go up the valley of rio Vercellina to reach Colle della Crocetta, from which you can admire the Ceresole’s valley floor.
UNGHIASSE AND FERTÀ LAKES
It’s a long but gratifying hike, especially for the splendid panorama of the Lanzo Valleys’ highest mountains and for the beauty of these alpine lakes. Starting from the hamlet of Alboni (1384 meters), go up splendid pastures until the Unghiasse Gran Lago(2450 m).