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Day hike to Lake Orta, the Sacred Mountain and Mount Mesma (Piedmont)

Join Beatrice on a full day hike to Lake Orta, the Sacred Mountain and Mont Mesma and enjoy the beautiful nature of the area.






1 Day


Feb - Apr, Oct, Nov




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  • Soak up the magical atmosphere of Lake Orta
  • Experience the peaceful atmosphere of the Monte Mesma woods
  • Visit the Sacro Monte Unesco Site


Join me on an unmissable day hike to Lake Orta, the Sacred Mountain and Mount Mesma. The hills around Lake Orta are a lovely place to walk and experience nature and culture combined.

We’ll hike to the Sacro Monte di Orta, a religious complex that is included in the Sacri Monti of Piedmont and Lombardy. This is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site. Here we’ll find beautiful art and architecture and we’ll have some time to explore. The vegetation that runs from the chapel down to the shore of the lake is actually designed to match the architecture.

We’ll also visit Mount Mesma which we’ll get to by crossing a chestnut woodland. The woods surrounding the 17th-century church and convent are very peaceful and calm. We’ll explore the site and see architecture dating back to Roman times.

We’ll then hike back to our start point through beautiful alpine scenery.

Don’t miss out on this great historical hike, request to book now!

Plus if you want to extend your time in Piedmont, you should check out my hiking tours in the Alpe Devero Nature Park.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

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

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


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I recommend you bring:

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

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About the guide: Beatrice

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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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