QUARNA SOTTO – ALPE CAMASCA – QUARNA SOPRA

QUARNA SOTTO – ALPE CAMASCA – QUARNA SOPRA

Quarna di Sotto (VB) Quarna di Sotto (VB)

Length
12.6km
Duration
2h
Difficulty
Medium
Elevation gain
480mt

Difficult itinerary almost all on dirt roads; arrives at the Camasca alpine pasture, one of the oldest in the zone.

Depart from the post office in Quarna di Sotto and follow the indications for the Saliente oratory, then continue on paved and subsequently unpaved roads following the indications for the Camasca alpine pasture. After a very steep climb, you will reach the Scopello and then the Pianero pastures. Follow the yellow MTB signs. After a downhill tract, you will encounter the first chalets. Skirt the little church of the Alpines and continue to the intersection. Turn right following the indications for Quarna di Sopra and keep to the right. You will go down a path through the pines and reach the Ruschini pasture where you can admire the Orta Lake. Continue to descend along the path and, following the indications for Quarna di Sopra, you will reach the Barca and Preer pastures. Shortly thereafter, you will encounter the aqueduct of Quarna di Sopra and the first houses, where the road is again paved. Go as far as the Church of Santo Stefano  where you should turn left. Turn right at the Stop sign beyond the Church of the Madonna del Pero and continue the descent toward Quarna di Sotto. You will soon arrive at the finish point of the itinerary.

Where to park: in the centre of Quarna

Source: Distretto Turistico dei Laghi

Suggested period

March to October

Not to miss

Quarna di Sotto: The Museum of Ethnography and Wind Instruments