Around the Orta lake, guided donkey trek
Lake Orta lies to the west of Lake Maggiore, in the northern Italy. It is the smalles of northern Italy’s sub-Alpine lakes, but all the fascination and the history of the larger lakes seem to be concentrated in this short space. The lake is surrounded by mountains, so this is the right place for those who want to enjoy the silence and romance.
During a 4 days trek you will enjoy spectacular panoramas over the lake and the famous four-thousanders, chestnut woods and cobblestone villages.
Duration: 5 days
Departure: may - september
Price: 612,00 eur per person
- accommodation (4 nights) in hotels with rooms for 2-4 persons
- HB – breakfasts and dinners (drinks not included)
- 4 days of guided hiking
- donkeys and equipment to carry backpacks and luggage
- costs of transportation for getting to Orta lake
- personal insurance
- lunches; sodas and alcoholic beverages
- anything not mentioned under “the price includes”
Civiasco - Omegna
We will walk through beech woods of Valsesia and chestnut woods of Cusio, through scenic pastures and broad forests, which hide unexpected surprises like the secular ‘Fo dl’Umbrela’ (the umbrella beech, in the local dialect), impressive plant of high landscape value. At the end of the day, we’ll reach the shores of the lake and the town of Omegna.
Omegna - Miasino
Along the eastern shore of Orta Lake, we will enjoy the panoramic views of the Cusio basin, noticing, among cobblestone villages and noble buildings, traces of the abandoned pastures, colonized by chestnut woods.
Miasino - Arola
We will immerse ourselves in the Agogna Valley, the natural border between the plains and the Alps; after the moraine ridge of Gozzano, we will experience a pleasant lakeside walk, up to the small village of Pella. From here the trail starts to climb up, which, taking us through an easy trail to Arola, will lead us back to Valsesia.
Arola - Valsesia
Going back to Valsesia (named the greenest valley in Italy), we’ll arrive at the mountain pass where a superb view of Monte Rosa and other peaks above 4000 m will welcome us.
Finally, we’ll come to the end of our trek: Civiasco. This village is located on a lush hillside, between ancient and elegant buildings of fine architectural taste.