Discovering hidden places in the Ossola Valley
From July to September 2017
Experience a mixture of water, nature, and adventure on a half-day trip that takes you canyoning in Ossola Valley, located close to Lake Maggiore.
Start off your day with a transfer from Stresa, Baveno, or Verbania to Premosello Chiovenda. Then, with the help of an alpine guide, you will be taught the basics of canyoning. Put on your wetsuit and your safety gear, and then set off on an expedition that includes walking, climbing, jumping, and abseiling through a deep and wild canyon with carved rock formations. You will follow your guide along an exciting and surprising route, through ravines, along natural pools and slides, and more, as you explore the valley paradise.
When: From July to September 2017
Where: transfer from Baveno or Stresa to Premosello Chiovenda – Ossola Valley (VB)
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Fun on the water in an enchanting environment
Everyday from July to end September 2017
Lake Maggiore surrounded by mountains is always elegant particularly when the wind blows from the south or the north and moves the water. This is the reason why every week you can go out on the lake for a canoe-kayak excursion and discover this wonderful spot. You first learn how to stay on a canoe and how to paddle before departing on a 1-hour excursion on the Borromeo Gulf.
Heading out on the water, you learn about the dangers of the water and discover canoeing as a means of transport. All this is possible in the unique environment of the Borromeo Gulf, where nature creates wonderful landscapes to be discovered. Here you can relax and enjoy the magnificent views.
This canoe course of 2 hours can be organized in … Read More »
Experience on the glacier
Meet in Macugnaga Staffa at 9:00 a.m. ca. with alpine guide. Departure by cableway from Macugnaga to Mount Moro. From the mountain hut, you will start a guided walking tour (3 hours) with easier final crest to reach the summit of Seewijnen. Return to the hut at Restaurant “Lo Smeraldo” in Mount Moro for a snack based on local cold cuts and cheeses. Free time in Macugnaga.
EXCURSION PRICE: € 198,00 per person min. 2 people
€ 148,00 per person min. 3 people
“Ferrata” with guides
Meet in Macugnaga Staffa at 9:00 a.m. ca. with the alpine guide. Departure by cableway from Macugnaga to Mount Moro. From here you will start a 1 hour walk to reach the climbing route at 3.000 metres above sea level. The activity will take about an hour and half, climbing in safety on a protected route for a total elevation gain of 250 m on compact rock. Return to Mount Moro, where you will enjoy typical “Polenta e Spezzatino” (cornmeal porridge and beef stew) at Restaurant “Lo Smeraldo” in Mount Moro. Free time in Macugnaga.
EXCURSION PRICE: € 117,00 per person min. 2 people
€ 98,00 per person min. 3 people
€ 92,00 per person min. 4 people
SERVICES INCLUDED IN THE EXCURSION:
Alpine guide, half-day, in the morning;
Lunch with Polenta e Spezzatino, dessert, drink and … Read More »
ARONA – Bike in flowers
Sunday, the 21st May 2017, date in Arona for the traditional “Bike in flowers” organized by the Association Pro Loco of Arona! Around 200 colourful and decorated bicycles will invade the little streets of Arona; adults and childrens are invite to beautify their bikes and to take part of this funny walk over two wheel! The course will be around 8 km!
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SPORT, ENVIRONMENT & CULTURE ON MOUNT ROSA
An alternative weekend dedicated to the eastern slopes of Mount Rosa, immersed in the nature and beauty of an ancient mountain village.
Day 1 – Arrival in the morning and check in at the hotel/apartment.
In the afternoon, guided tour of the Mountain and Contraband Museum, to discover the history of the peaks of the Mount Rosa.
The tour continues with a visit of the ancient Dorf, a small Walser village, where we find the old church and the old linden tree.
Dinner in a typical restaurant.
Day 2 - The day is dedicated to the discovery of Mount Rosa.
You will reach Alpe Bill from where you start for a panoramic walk to the Alpe Meccia and then to Sonobierg (about 2h, about 600m in altitude).
You will return to Staffa and will enjoy an excellent snack based … Read More »
A FLIGHT ON LAKE MAGGIORE / 3 days – 2 nights
Special offer from 29th April to 1st May
Lake and mountain will be the main features of this excursion.
We offer you a day on the majestic Borromean Islands with their beautiful and lush gardens, directly on the lakefront. In contrast, we have planned a “flight” with the Zipline over the Lake Maggiore, which will literally give you wings.
Day 1: Arrival in Stresa on Lake Maggiore
Arrival in Stresa on Lake Maggiore and accommodation in 3 star hotels. Free time and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 2: Borromean Islands
After breakfast, visit of the Borromean Islands.
By motorboat from Stresa you will reach the beautiful Isola Bella with the splendid baroque palace and the Italian garden, where you will find elegant white peacocks just waiting to be photographed!
Possibility to … Read More »
The Ossola Trail
9th April 2017
The Ossola Trail and Ossola Bech Trail will both take place on the 9th of April 2017, with start at 9:00 in Piazza Cavour (Piazza Lago) in Mergozzo.
The classic race is 27 km, with a total altitude difference of 1.900 meters for a maximum of 150 registered participants.
The Ossola Bech Trail will have a reduced route of 17,5 km with a total altitude difference of 1.200 meters and a maximum of 200 registered participants.
Registration fee: 27 km – 25 Euros
17,5 km – 20 Euros
Beware: Registration will be closed after reaching the maximum number of 350 participants.
The race will take place regardless of weather conditions.
The maximum time to finish the race is fixed at 8 hours.
The fee includes: n. 1 race package, buffet upon arrival and medical assistance.
Run the Top Race
The circuit VCO Top Race is back after the great success of last year, including 13 of the most important running events in the Verbano Cusio Ossola district.
Last year there were 2.349 competitors, who took part in at least one of the races.
This year will be three new additions, to testify the interest for the circuit and the strong partnership with associations “Distretto dei Laghi” and “Monti e Valli dell’Ossola”.
VCO Top Race confirms its sportsmanship by awarding the 10 men and 10 women who have covered the longest distance in the various races.
These are the races planned this year:
Ossola Trail – 9th April
– Ossola Trail: 27 km – Altitude difference: + 1.900 m
- Ossola Bech Trail: 17 km – Altitude difference: + 1.200 m
OrnaTrail – 22th April
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Run for charity in the park of the Villa Pallivicino
Sunday 17 April 2016
In Stresa, they are getting ready for the first edition of the “Zoo Run”; a non competitive race which takes place entirely within the scenic zoological park of the Villa Pallavicino. The hilly off-road course of 5,5 km winds through the park where you can admire over 40 species of mammals and birds including cangaroos, zebras and cranes, other than the spectacular views of the villa and Lake Maggiore. For the children there will be a mini race of 1,2 km followed by a treasure hunt and a Nutella Party. All the proceeds will go to the Association Families of children with Down’s syndrome and the Stresa Red Cross. The registrations are open for everyone with a maximum 300 participants and the winners will receive a wooden medal … Read More »