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Day hike to the Zamboni Zappa Hut from Macugnaga (Piedmont), Monte Rosa

Day hike to the Zamboni Zappa Hut from Macugnaga (Piedmont), Monte Rosa | undefined

Hike to the picture-perfect Zamboni Zappa hut with experienced mountain guide Beatrice and enjoy beautiful alpine scenery and fresh mountain air.



1 Day

Jul, Aug




* Get spectacular views of the East wall of Monte Rosa

* Enjoy the physical challenge of a hike in the mountains

* See a preserved traditional alpine hut


Come with me on a day-long hike to the Zamboni Zappa Hut. We’ll leave from Macugnaga and make our way through rocky mountainous terrain to the hut, enjoying the great views along the way.

What to expect

From Macugnaga, we’ll hike for about 2 hours before reaching the hut. You’ll need your hiking boots for this one as it is a moderately difficult hike. Along the way, we’ll pass beautiful creeks and trees as we make our approach. Before reaching the hut, we’ll even catch a glimpse of the Belvedere Glacier. 

The Zamboni Zappa Hut sits right at the base of the East wall of Monte Rosa and has a beautiful meadow surrounding it. This meadow is perfect for relaxing in during the summer months. When we arrive at this picture-perfect mountain hut, we’ll have some time to take in the spectacular views, take photos and relax.

Once we have rested our legs, we’ll lace up our hiking boots once again and begin our decent back down to Macugnaga. After another 2 hours of hiking, we will have returned back to our starting point.

Sign up now for this wonderful hike and experience a typical alpine hut in the summertime.

If you are looking for an easier hike that is suitable for the whole family, you should definitely take a look at my one-day hiking trip in Macugnaga.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

This price includes the guide fee and rental of hiking pools. It does not include meals, guide expenses, any museum entrance or chairlift fees.


More info

We recommend that you bring:

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

In case you need to shorten the walk, keep in mind that we can also take a chairlift.

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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