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Day hike in the Ossola, from Domodossola

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Join Beatrice, an experienced mountain guide, on this one-day hike in the Ossola Valley where you'll also explore the charming town of Domodossola.



1 Day

Jan - Apr, Oct - Dec


All levels


* Explore Domodossola and its intimate ancient Marquet Square

* Visit the Sacro Monte Unesco Site

* Immerse yourself in the typical mountain villages of Ossola Valley


Come with me on a wonderful hiking trip in the Ossola. We’ll explore Domodossola, a town that has maintained its original medieval roots over time. 

What to expect

The architecture of Domodossola dates back to medieval time. We’ll visit the Piazza Mercato, which is surrounded by beautiful buildings. We’ll also pass by the Teatro Galletti, a thriving theatre in the town which faces onto the town. Another site we might you might want to visit is the 14th Briona Tower on the Via Briona.

From Domodossola, we’ll hike up to the to the Sacred Mountain, a UNESCO world heritage site. It’s a religious complex with a combination of nature, art and alpine scenery. There we’ll be able to enjoy the rich spiritual atmosphere. We’ll then explore the beautiful hills and mountains behind the town. 

We can also add an extra activity, a food experience where you can sample some of the local delicacies. 

This is a great hike if you’re looking to combine physical activity with culture and history in a beautiful setting.

If you want to see more of the mountains during your time in this part of the country, check out my day hike to the Zamboni Zappa hut in Piedmont.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

This price includes the guide fee and the rental of hiking poles. It does not include meal costs.


More info

I recommend that you bring the following:

  • backpack
  • hiking boots
  • two layers outfits
  • waterproof jacket
  • sunglasses
  • water bottle

Meeting point

About the guide

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Tour guide, Naturalist Hiking guide, Tour leader, Nordic walking instructor

I obtained a degree in foreign languages and literature specializing in cultural history and Spanish in 2001. After having spent some time abroad and a 9-month study period in Salamanca Spain and working for the Spanish Tourism Authority in Milan in 2005 I has decided to follow my formation by attaining the Tour Guide licence in 2006, Naturalistic Hiking Guide licence in 2007 and a new degree in Tourism Management and Promotion and Tour Leader licence in 2009.

I have been starting working as a professional guide concentrating on naturalistic and cultural excursionistic tourism, carrying out environmental education activity collaborating as a didactic operator with Parks, Agencies and Associations, preparing and leading rehabilitation walking programs for patients with psychotic symptoms. I also participated to programs to promote typical territorial characteristics and produce of Ossola Valley.

At present I’m living in the Ossola Valley at the foot of the Alps behind Lake Maggiore and I’m working as a professional guide specialised on naturalistic and cultural excursionistic sustainable tourism and leading most French, Spanish and American groups on walking and hiking tours on Lakes Como, Maggiore, Orta and Ossola Valleys Alps. In the past years I’m putting my experience as a leader in designing walking tours for travel agencies and tour operators to plan and set new walking itineraries, both guided or self-guided. In 2017 I obtained the licence of Nordic Walking Instructor and in 2018 I’ve obtained the qualification of Official Guide of Val Grande National Park.

Having the licence of both Tour Guide and Naturalistic Hiking Guide gives me the possibility to share different kind of information with my guests, to comply their different interests and to combine days of visits to the ones of hiking.

I love travelling and discovering different places and relative local people, trodding along paths and deeply sensing nature and the mountains. I’m greatly tied to the surrounding territory, I try to show visitors what lies within and without things, taking in the landscape by slowing down the pace, savouring beauty and curiously observing traces of the past which still exist around us.

The areas where I operate:

As Professional Hiking/Walking Naturalistic Guide:

- Alps of Ossola Valley (Pennine and Lepontine Alps): Devero Veglia Natural Park (official guide), Val Grande National Park (official guide), Uriezzo Gorges, Anzasca Valley with Mount Rosa, Antrona Valley Natural Park (official guide), Bognanco Valley, Divedro Valley, Vigezzo Valley, Strona Valley
- Italian Lakes District: Lake Maggiore, Mottarone, Lake Orta, Lake Mergozzo, Lake Como.

As Professional Tour Guide:

Lake Maggiore (Borromeo Islands and Stresa, botanical garden of Villa Taranto, Centovalli train, Locarno, Pallanza, Intra, Baveno, The Mottarone cable car with visit of the Alpinia alpine garden). Lake Orta (the Island of Saint Giulio, Orta, the Sacro Monte Unesco site, wine tasting). Lake Mergozzo. Ossola Valley (Vogogna and its Castle, Domodossola and the Sacro Monte Calvario, Vigezzo Valley, Toce waterfall, Macugnaga with the Monte Rosa)


Italian | French | English

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What people are saying about Beatrice



Beatrice and Andrea planned the perfect hikes. We had a blast. So beautiful!

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