With the arrival of summer, Monte Rosa becomes the ideal destination for trekking enthusiasts, with hundreds of kilometers of trails offering experts and simple hikers the opportunity to get in touch with nature and its magnificent inhabitants.

From roe deer to chamois, from deer to ibex, from marmots to cute squirrels. The mountains are once again teeming with life, scents and sounds! Trekking on Monte Rosa represent a unique adventure at very high altitude (above 4,000 meters) or along the less demanding routes that surround the town of Alagna, between 1,000 and 2,000 meters.

Thanks to the division between the peaks and the valleys, finding your way around Valsesia is very simple. It is possible to choose easy itineraries, where few accessories are enough, and difficult itineraries, where it is essential to be fit, have a certain type of technical background and rely on the company of a qualified mountain guide. Monte Rosa has any type of route able to satisfy every need … it is simply the perfect place for a summer holiday in the name of trekking, sports and wonderful landscapes.


Those who love mountain walks will discover endless opportunities for recreation in the areas surrounding the town of Alagna-Valsesia. The main itineraries of Monte Rosa are divided into 4 groups: trekking in the Val D’Otro, trekking in the Vogna Valley, trekking in the Alta Valsesia park and trekking under the Tagliaferro. Val d’Otro is the reference point for getting to know the history of the Walser peoples up close: in the 6 villages (Follu, Scarpia, Ciucche, Weng, Felljerc, and Dorf) a self-sufficient economy based on natural agriculture is still practiced, herding and hunting, an example of perfect balance between man and nature. Wilder but no less populated is the Vogna Valley, whose itineraries wind through the splendid Alpe Larecchio, the fascinating Vallone del Risuolo and the renowned and historic Maccagno mountain pasture. Then there are the many paths of the Alta Valsesia Park, where you can reach higher altitudes up to the 2881 meters of Col d’Olen. Finally, there are the itineraries “under the Tagliaferro”, with trekking to Alpe Campo and Colle Mud.


With its 4,637 meters, Monte Rosa is one of the most challenging peaks in Europe. There are several options, the best known of which is the so-called Tour del Monte Rosa, nine trekking stages divided between the Swiss and Italian sides, crossing the Turlo Pass, the Monte Moro Pass and the main points of excursion interest. of the massif.

A less long and tiring alternative in terms of time, distance and energy is represented by the excursion to Capanna Margherita, the “queen” of the Alps, as well as the highest refuge in Europe (4,554 meters). The trip to the Capanna Margherita is something unmissable, a real challenge with oneself, capable of giving unforgettable emotions to those who want to experience the mountain to its fullest.

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