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Hike from Cannobio to Monte Carza (with dog)

· 5 reviews · Hiking trail · Italy
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  • The Lago Maggiore and Ascona/Locarno in the background
    The Lago Maggiore and Ascona/Locarno in the background
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Scenically very beautiful route from Cannobio to Monte Carza. On the way, there are great views of Lake Maggiore, beautiful old villages and changing landscapes - from woods to meadows and heath and, just before the summit, a beautiful chapel.
moderate
Distance 12.2 km
4:00 h
908 m
926 m
1,118 m
206 m
The path from Cannobio to Solivo offers some beautiful views of the lake towards Acona and Cannobio itself. In Solivo there are some nice little stone houses which are partly used as holiday lodges. After Viggiona, the path leads farther uphill, always on nice narrow hiking trails until shortly before the summit a small chapel stands where you can take a rest - the view there is also worthwhile! On the summit, the way back leads mostly over narrow, partly steep footpaths back. The route leads almost entirely on nice small hiking paths and is very easy to walk.

Author’s recommendation

Take a rest at the small chapel in front of Monte Carza (there is a bench) and enjoy the view.
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
1,118 m
Lowest point
206 m
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Safety information

No particular difficulties but there are steeper sections on the way.

Start

Parking at Via S. Rocco 14 (205 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.061835, 8.692428
DMS
46°03'42.6"N 8°41'32.7"E
UTM
32T 476210 5100963
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Destination

Parking at Via S. Rocco 14

Turn-by-turn directions

from Via S. Rocco 14, head towards the center of the town as far as Piazza O Spedale, then turn left into Via Antonio Giovanola, then right into Via G. M. Giovanola. Then turn right into Via Cuserina and immediately left uphill into Casali al Roccolo. At the fork, turn left again and the road turns into a dirt road and later into the footpath that runs along the lake towards Solivo and on to Molineggi. The road continues to Viggiona. In Viggiona, there is a refreshment stop (Ristorante Luna). The way through Viggiona is a bit difficult to find. Via Pietro Ferrari leads to the end of the village where the hiking trail to Monte Carza begins. After the chapel, the path continues to the summit and then straight on to the next crossroads. At this crossroads, turn right downhill towards Prato Rotondo and from there, continue downhill towards Cannobio. There you follow the way back to the parking space.

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Public transport

Best by car, bus also possible.

Getting there

By car to Via S. Rocco 14

Parking

Parking at Via S. Rocco 14 (20 lots), there are more parking spaces around

Coordinates

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46.061835, 8.692428
DMS
46°03'42.6"N 8°41'32.7"E
UTM
32T 476210 5100963
w3w 
///yarn.mayday.petty
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Equipment

Sturdy hiking boots, there are steeper sections uphill and downhill.

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Rating

4.0
(5)
Michael R
August 19, 2020 · Community
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When did you do this route? August 18, 2020
Oksana Voloshyna
August 03, 2020 · Community
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When did you do this route? July 18, 2020
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Bettina Meyer
February 02, 2020 · Community
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
12.2 km
Duration
4:00 h
Ascent
908 m
Descent
926 m
Highest point
1,118 m
Lowest point
206 m
Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Summit route

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