Vocca – Colle di Gavala

Vocca – Colle di Gavala


Departure (m): 524

Arrival (m): 1660

Difference in altitude (m): 1136

Time required: 4 hours

Difficult: medium-difficult

Signpost: n. 219

Outings on foot

Period advised: from spring to autumn

From the square of the church of Isola di Vocca, near the old metal bridge that crosses the Sesia river is, take path 219. By walking along a dirt road, you will reach the former building of the Miniera della Gavala. Cross the Castellotto bridge and continue along the right bank of the stream. The muletrack starts climbing up into the wood to reach the alpine pastures of Cima all’Erta and Stalmezzo. The track gets a little unclear from this point, with frequent ups and downs, crossing abandoned alpine pastures such as: Selletto di Sopra, Oro dei Court, Massale, Pian delle Ruse Inferiore. From the latter the path becomes steeper through the alpine pastures of Oronegro and Grossa. From this point the path disappears, but after a short walk along the mountain side you will reach Colle di Gavala.