Riva Valdobbia Val Vogna – High Road of the Walser

Val Vogna – High Road of the Walser

TypologyPaths of art

Departure (m): 1354

Arrival (m): 1500

Difference in altitude (m): 146

Time required: 1h30m

Difficulty: easy

Outings on foot

Period advised: from spring to autumn

Refreshment areas: Rifugio Valle Vogna, Casalpina Regina Margherita, Baita Prato della Croce, Agriturismo Edelweiss

Signpost: 210 (ex 10) and trail not marked by the CAI

Itinerary: This is a route which wanders through one of the most picturesque valleys, along the Vogna stream. To reach Cà di Janzo by car, leave the main road for Alagna at Riva Valdobbia and turn to the left. Walk between the houses following route no. 10 and in 30 minutes, you reach Selveglio. Now leave route no. 10 and go towards Oro and the following hamlet of Cà Vescovo. At a crossing between two pathways, you enter the hamlet of Rabernardo, where the Ethnographic Museum stands. Leaving the path which leads down to S. Antonio, go up towards the remaining meadows and after the rural buildings of Selletto you come to Cambiaveto, opposite the hamlet of Piane, from where you descend towards Peccia, a hamlet just before the so-called "Napoleonic” bridge, and the fork in the pathways, which leads to Alpe Maccagno.

Return to Cà di Janzo by means of an dirt road and passing through Sant’Antonio, Cà Verno, Cà Morca, Cà Piacentino. In the last bends before reaching Riva Valdobbia there is a wonderful view of the mountainside of the Valsesian Monte Rosa.

Points of interest: a route which enables walkers to retrace the signs of religious art, but mostly the signs of the Walser traditions, also thanks to the Ethnographic Museum situated in the hamlet of Rabernardo.