Riva Valdobbia - Alpe Larecchio
Starting height (m.): 1381
Arrival height(m.): 1900
Mainly exposure: soth-west
Place of departure: Riva Valdobbia, Fr. S. Antonio
Time: 2 hours
Hut: Agriturismo Edelweiss – località Peccia
From Riva Valdobbia you reach the village of Ca 'di Janzo (1354 m), Val Vogna: here you leave the car and going through the small villages of Ca 'Piacenza, Ca' Morca and Ca 'Verno you arrive in S. Antonio (1381 m). From the self-titled hut depart a path which, with gentle ups and downs enters into the valley by means of a dirt road and along the groove of the stream Vogna (path n. 1). Going below the high fractions of Val Vogna, the road comes into Peccia (1531 m) where you will find the old and newly restored Oratory of St. Gratus. Apart from the small church, the Napoleon Bridge: masonry structure built by Napoleon's soldiers in 1800 (and later remade) that takes you through the clear waters of the river Solivo. Leaving the path to the left that leads to Maccagno Pass (2495 m), the path goes to the right, climbing for the first stretch to Alpe Montata, then, going into the woods until you arrive at the beautiful pastures of Larecchio (m 1895).