Contact person: Karin Aschberger

  1. Half day hike (ca.5 km): From Prima Cappella to Sacro Monte and beyond (on Sunday 10 June)

Meeting point: at Prima Cappella, reachable (1) by bus, (2) by car, (3) by foot from the Varese city centre. Likely Organizators will orgnaise a shuttle service.

Characteristics: easy hike on paved pedestrian road with lots of sightseeing. At Sacro Monte possibility to visit museums, churches, bars, restaurants etc. About 1 hour up and 1 hour down

Option: (1) to continue from Sacro Monte further up and back; (2) to take the bus back to Varese

Conditions needed: some basic hiking experience

  1. One-day hike ( ca.10 km): on saturday (9 June).

Meeting point: Laveno train station ferrovia Nord, easily reachable (1) by train from Varese, (2) by car.

Characteristics: steep way up, first along a broad path, then over rocky terrain, with lots of sightseeing. 1 hour up to Vararo, 1.5 hours along the Pizzoni to Passo Cuvignone, 1 hour down to Vararo, 1 hour down to Laveno plus time for rests and pic-nic lunch.

Option: (1) instead of walking down to Laven, it would be about 1 hour up to Sasso del Ferro from where we could take the funivia down to Laveno. (2) who wants can do some “bonus” hike from Passo Cuvignone to Monte Nudo and back (at least 1.5-2 additional hours).

Conditions needed: some experience needed for walking over rocky terrain; good condition needed to walk up from about 200m to nearly 1000m.