• ALPE BETTELMATT AND CITTA' DI BUSTO REFUGE 2.480 m

    Alpine pastures, stunning views and a cosy refuge in one of the most northerly part of Italy
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ALPE BETTELMATT AND CITTA' DI BUSTO REFUGE 2.480 m

Come and discover a beautiful "corner" of Val Formazza, interesting for its history and wonderful for its views. We will walk among streams, lakes, pastures reaching a beautiful refuge where we will have the opportunity to see the Punta d'Arbola and its glacier. This hike takes place just above Domodossola near Lake Maggiore, only 2h 30 min drive from Milan or 2h from Malpensa Airport. You can easily reach Domodossola by train from Milan

MAIN FEATURES:

TREK AREA: Piedmont, North Piedmont
SEASON: Summer, Autumn
DURATION (days): 1
HIKING DIFFICULTY: T2 - Mountain hike
PHYSICAL EFFORT:: Medium
MAX ALTITUDE (meters): : 2480
ELEVATION GAIN (meters): : 750
PEOPLE MIN.: 2
PEOPLE MAX:: 8

The high Formazza is a dramatic valley where you can find plenty of blooms. In this stunning place the lovely grazing cows make a special milk for a special cheese: the Bettelmat. We will go to this alpine pasture which lyies on a spectacular plain where since ancient times traders passed over it. We will walk over a meadow ridge at the foot of the "Punta dei Camosci" reaching the Rifugio Città di Busto in a panoramic position. Here we can admire the peaks of Val Formazza like Punta d'Arbola with its glacier. Then we will descent from another path that leads us in the small valley of Rio Sabbione, a small stream that descends directly from the Sabbione glacier. The path will be a little rocky but not very difficult and we will go back to Riale with its nice church. Very pleasant hike! This excursion requires a medium effort, the paths are medium-easy to walk, only a few steep trails.

BUSTO REFUGE AND BETTELMATT HIKE GALLERY

BETTELMATT AND CITTA' DI BUSTO REFUGE - MAP VIEW

HIKING SCHEDULE

This schedule can be modified according to the group needs


  • h 7.00 - From your hotel in Milan or from Malpensa Airport, we reach the Alpe devero by private car (extra cost). Breakfast in excellent pastry bar for a real sweet Italian breakfast
  • h 9.30 - Hiking start
  • h 12.30 - Lunch break
  • h 13.30 - Descent and return back to the valley
  • h 16.30 - Hiking end and little aperitif
  • h 17.30 - Return to Milan or Malpensa by private car (extra cost)
  • Arrival in Milan h 19.30 or Malpensa airport 19.00

BETTELMATT AND CITTA' DI BUSTO REFUGE - MAP VIEW

HIKING SCHEDULE

This schedule can be modified according to the group needs


  • h 7.00 - From your hotel in Milan or from Malpensa Airport, we reach the Alpe devero by private car (extra cost). Breakfast in excellent pastry bar for a real sweet Italian breakfast
  • h 9.30 - Hiking start
  • h 12.30 - Lunch break
  • h 13.30 - Descent and return back to the valley
  • h 16.30 - Hiking end and little aperitif
  • h 17.30 - Return to Milan or Malpensa by private car (extra cost)
  • Arrival in Milan h 19.30 or Malpensa airport 19.00

BUSTO REFUGE AND BETTELMATT HIKE GALLERY

HIKING DETAILS: HOW TO – DETAILS – WHAT TO BRING

DAILY HIKE PRICES AND FEATURES

€ 65,00
per person

2 People

€ 50,00
per person

3 - 4 People

€ 40,00
per person

5 - 6 People

€ 35,00
per person

7 - 8 People

  • Prices are meant for a guided day hike from Milan city area or Malpensa Airport within a 2h 30 min drive from Milan.
  • You don't have a car! don't worry! Trekupitaly hiking guide will give you a ride to your destination using the car-pooling formula (very cheap)!
  • For single person or special needs there is always a solution!

Don't miss the chance to discover Italian mountains in your stay in Milan!

CONTACTS AND ADDRESS

 Davide Adamo - Trekking guide
     Via Monte Rosa 40
     20081 ABBIATEGRASSO (MI), Italy
 Tel.: +39 347 38 63 474
 Email: info@trekupitaly.com

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