Cammino di San Carlo – Sacro Monte di Varallo - Guardabosone

Routes

TypologyHiking

 Departure (m): 570

Arrival (m): 476

Difference in altitude (m): 330

Difference downhill (m): 430

Time required: 5,30 hours

Difficult: easy

Outings on foot

Period advised: all year

From Sacro Monte of Varallo it going down to the village along the path of Padre  Gallino, marked by a sign clearly visible. Crossing the village towards the south, you come to the Church of Madonna di Loreto. From here continue for about 300 meters along the road to Civiasco until Pian Pellino, where you take the trail that goes down to Cilimo. Reached the hamlet, after the bridge, take the trail to the left., which leads to a wider dirt road, to be taken to the right. Near a fountain, start the path that that bring to the Lake of St. Agostino. It follows up to a chapel, and then turn right along the path n. 624 up to the lake, which runs along from the left side for about 400 meters. From here the trail descends through a little valley until you reach a paved road. At the junction, keep left until you reach behind the sports field, beyond which begins the trail to San Giovanni al Monte. With a climb of about 20 minutes its get to the ancient Church, unmissable deviation of this stage. On the return you enter in the center of Quarona and, along the almost 2 km straight, you reach the main road to Borgosesia. Before the railway underpass, take the tiny street on the left that it keeps to the side of the railway, going up in the woods. At the first junction you continue to the right, to the hamlet of Borgosesia "Vanzone”, where you take another road that bring back under the railway and again on the provincial road, near a nineteenth-century bridge. Past the river, reached Isolella, turn left, and after a while you take on the right the old dirt road for about 1.5 km, leads to Agnona. Reached the hamlet, you pass it and after the Church of S. Giuseppe, continue up to the hamlet  Cascine. From here continue maintaining the direction and leaving on the left the new hospital center. Take the dirt road of Bocchetto and after about 1 km you reach the hill. You descend along the same path up to a stream,  it  going up for about 500 meters to a paved road and you get to Guardabosone