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Family-friendly day hike in Macugnaga (Piedmont), Monte Rosa

Join Beatrice, an experienced mountain guide on this full-day hike of Macugnaga and the surrounding villages. Learn all about the culture of the villages and enjoy the spectacular alpine scenery.

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration1 day
Offer periodJul, Aug, Oct
Skill LevelAll Levels
Fitness LevelOccasional
Type of tripPrivate

Highlights

  • Enjoy a hike suitable for the whole family

  • Take in spectacular views of Monte Rosa and the Anzasca Valley

  • Learn about the Walser architecture and culture in Macugnaga

Description

Come with me on a hike suitable for the whole family in the Macugnaga area. This area is rich in history and culture. Plus, with Monte Rosa in the background, we can enjoy beautiful alpine scenery.

Macugnaga Village

We’ll explore this preserved alpine village, which was founded by the Walser people. The Walser came from Switzerland in the 13th century to live in the mountainous region of Monte Rosa and have remained ever since.

The Walser culture has been preserved in Macugnaga. On this hike, we’ll be able to see these traditions in the style of the local houses.

We’ll be able to explore this beautiful area on foot and get amazing views of the East wall of Monte Rosa, the only Himalayan mountain in the Alps.

If we have time, we can also add a visit to the gold mine or the Walser House Museum.

This trip is fun and educational for adults and children alike. It’s not a difficult hike and no previous experience is needed.

Request to book now and soon you’ll be enjoying the fresh mountain air.

Be sure to check out my profile to see the other trips I offer in the mountains and beyond.

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We recommend that you bring: - backpack - hiking boots - two layers outfits - waterproof jacket - sunglasses - water bottle

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Macugnaga

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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)


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 258 each

Group of 2

EUR 129 each

Group of 3

EUR 88 each

Group of 4

EUR 68 each

Group of 5

EUR 57 each

Group of 6

EUR 47 each

Group of 7

EUR 42 each

Group of 8

EUR 37 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

Price details

• Both the guide fee and hiking pole rental are included in the price. The guide expenses, museum entrances fees, chairlift tickets, and meals are not included in the price.


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