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Panoramic via ferrata on Lake Maggiore (Verbania)
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Panoramic via ferrata on Lake Maggiore (Verbania)

Duration
4 hours

Difficulty
Medium

Cancellation
Flexible

Participants
From 1 to 5

Highlights

  • He tackles the Ferrata dei Picasass, arrives on Monte Camoscio and conquers the most beautiful view of Lake Maggiore.
  • With the help of a mountain guide you will climb the rocks safely, using natural and artificial supports.
  • Experience half a day of sport and nature and test your sense of vertigo on the overhanging points.

Your guide

V.
Francesco V.

I have always frequented the mountains with the utmost respect, and since I have been a mountain guide I try to transmit this passion of mine to all those who tie themselves to my rope.

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Full description

Live a half-day experience between sport and nature, enjoying a breathtaking panorama of Lake Maggiore and the Borromean Islands. Set off on a panoramic via ferrata accompanied by an experienced mountain guide.

Via ferratas are special mountain routes perched on rocks and overhanging peaks, equipped with ladders, steps, cables, supports and other artificial elements to facilitate passage.

An activity somewhere between trekking and climbing, suitable for everyone as long as you don't suffer from vertigo, because the exposed points are frequent and, together with the thrill of heights, guarantee excitement, adrenalin and unforgettable views!

What we will do

We will meet in Gravellona Toce (VB), meet the guides and the rest of the group and drive to a car park near Baveno, the location of the hike. We will first hold an explanatory briefing on the route, the use of equipment and the techniques for advancing along the via ferrata.

In about 30 minutes of trekking - which will be our warm-up - we will reach the start of the Ferrata dei Picasass, which runs on granite slabs near the Baveno quarries. The itinerary is quite exposed and has several stretches with accentuated verticality, which will however be tackled without any particular criticality, thanks to the guide's support.

About a third of the way along the via ferrata we will encounter one of the most beautiful points of our route: an overhanging ledge, a natural rock 'balcony'... looking out into the void! We will hold our breath for a few minutes to enjoy this incomparable sensation!

We will continue between rocky ridges, sloping slabs, ladders and steps until we reach the culminating point of the via ferrata, Monte Camoscio, which overlooks Lake Maggiore and offers a splendid panorama of the Borromean Islands. After satisfying the view, we descend to the valley via a downhill path that takes about 50 minutes.

The activity lasts 4 hours in total.

Who it is aimed at

This activity is at an intermediate level and is open to everyone, aged 16 and over. No special skills are required but you must be in good physical condition and not suffer from vertigo.

Other information

The activity is bookable from April to October, with a choice of morning or afternoon departure.

Recommended clothing

seasonal sportswear and hiking shoes

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What is included

  • Mountain guide
  • Liability insurance
  • Harness
  • Protective helmet
  • Via ferrata kit

Frequently asked questions

What happens in case of bad weather?

In case of weather conditions that do not allow to carry out the activity safely, you will get a full refund. The guide may propose you an alternative date or time to reschedule the activity. You can freely choose whether or not to accept these proposals. If you cannot reschedule it, we will process a full refund!

If I cancel the reservation, can I get a full refund?

For this activity, the cancellation policy is flexible. You get a full refund if you cancel within 5 days from the activity start date. Within 4 and 3 days from the activity start date you will get a 50% refund. You can find the full policies in the Cancellation Policy section.

What measures are implemented to prevent COVID-19?

All activities on Freedome strictly follow regulations issued at national, regional and federal levels. Sports associations and freelancers commit to carry out activities in full compliance with such regulations, sanitize equipment and environments, and limit their maximum capacity.
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