Scopa – Monte Ventolaro

Scopa – Monte Ventolaro


Departure (m): 622

Arrival (m): 1835

Difference in altitude (m): 1213

Time required: 4 hours

Difficult: difficult

Signpost: n. 226

Outings on foot

Period advised: from spring to autumn

The itinerary starts in front of the Town Hall of Scopa and follows the muletrack to Alpe Pian del Sasso. Continue through the beech wood up to Alpe Ca’ di Cappello, Alpe Ca'del Vaga, Alpe Ca'd'Elena, Alpe Piana di Biagio. The path leads back into the wood and past the fork in the road for Frasso, up to Alpe Ticcarello, Alpe Giavine and Alpe Scotto and then reaches Bocchetta di Scotto, located between Monte Ventolaro and Sasso delle Gaie. From here the track turns left on the north-east crest of the Ventolaro, a ridge that separates the Sesia Valley from Valle Sermenza. Pass above Alpe Casere, Colmetto and the hamlet of Partús, above the side of the Vallone delle Balme, to return on the crest and finally reach the pasture-friendly top of the Ventolaro after a few minutes.