c) ITINERARY 3 - PATH OF SAINT CHARLES - From Sacro Monte of Varallo to Guardabosone
Excursions and trekking
Path Length km
Difference in mt.
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the path runs along the slopes of the central part of Valsesia valley with an interesting route and several sections of paved road.
Departure from the Varallo Sacro Monte, we cross the city towards the south to get to Our Lady of Loreto, and then in the direction of the hamlet of Cilimo. After crossing the end of the valley and the small village of Roccapietra, the path turns towards the lake of St. Augustine. Bordering the lake, the journey continues toward the village of Quarona. Before entering the town, there is a deviation (about 20 minutes of hiking up the hill) towards the beautiful church of San Giovanni in Monte. Returning to the main path, we go through Quarona and arrive in Vanzone. Then we cross the Sesia River and continue on to Isolella and Agnona on roads and stone paths. Following the road that runs alongside the new hospital, we take the dirt road to Bocchetto, and from there descend to Guardabosone.
POINTS OF INTEREST
Sacro Monte di Varallo
Madonna di Loreto
Lago di Sant’Agostino
Chiesa di San Giovanni in Monte
Chiesa di San Cristoforo
LEGS: the entire distance is recommended in 1 leg (km 20,4)
DIFFERENCE IN ELEVATION: lowest altitude of the itinerary, 380 m a.s.l.; highest, 620 m a.s.l. Detail in the GPS files.
DURATION: from 3 to 6 hours
TYPE OF PATH: Excursion - MAINLY DIRT ROADS
ATL Valsesia Vercelli – Azienda Turistica Locale
13019 Varallo (VC) – C.so Roma n. 38
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