Balmuccia - Alpe Cavurgo

Balmuccia - Alpe Cavurgo


Departure (m): 560

Arrival (m): 1350

Difference in altitude (m): 790

Time required: 2,45 ore

Difficult: difficult

Signpost: n.226

Outings on foot

Period advised: from spring to autumn

From the chapel of San Rocco, standing nearby the intersection between the old and the new state road above the hamlet of Balmuccia, the muletrack leads through the woods and past the aqueduct in direction of Alpe Cascinale. From this point, the alpine pastures of Ciresi Nigreri and Pianello are within easy reach. The path connects directly to the abandoned pasture of Alpe Piova to then turn back into the woods and lead to the glade of Alpe Forcella and Pigignolo. Turning north above Alpe Colma, the muletrack leads to the crest that separates the Sesia and the Semenza valleys. Walking along a stretch shared with track 372, you can reach the plateau of Alpe Cavurgo di Sotto and, after a short walk in the woods, to Cavurgo di Sopra. This long-dismissed pasture is where the Commissione Montagna Antica, Montagna da Salvare by the CAI Varallo has restored the chapel dedicated to the Beata Panacea.