Hike From the natural reserve Fondotoce up the Monte Rosso in Verbano-Cusio-Ossola: Position on map

Hike From the natural reserve Fondotoce up the Monte Rosso

From the natural reserve Fondotoce up the Monte...


Min: 669 ft
Max: 2133 ft
Uphill: 1854 ft
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Distance: 4.97 miles
Duration:4 h
Min: 669 ft
Max: 2133 ft
Uphill: 1854 ft

Trail characteristics

Forest track


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Route description

Start your tour at the bus stop and head towards the natural reserve of Fondotoce. You will get to see an observatory after a short while – it is located right in the middle of a large field of reed. Make sure to take a look around in the observatory and enjoy the beauty of nature before continuing your way on the trails.


A little Bed & Breakfast by the hiking trail marks the beginning of the next part towards Cavandone. The way will go steeply upwards at first before becoming more flat – now truly letting you enjoy the nature you are surrounded by. Next, you will reach a trail behind a farm that will lead your way from Suna to the church in Cavandone. This trail is dedicated to the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary.


From the church you will reach the center of the village across a little set of stairs. Cavandone is known for its old houses and pottery culture. Whilst standing by the main square of Cavandone, the so called Circolo ARCI, you may get something to eat in the neighboring restaurants. Follow the unpaved street to the right from there, which will get you up to the pinnacle of the Monte Rosso mountain.


The way back begins in an equal manner, before heading in the direction of Suna. You will find numerous information boards on this next part besides getting to the Madonna del Buon Remedio oratorio with a magnificent view to the Lago Maggiore.


Whilst following the path for another five minutes you reach the Toraccia, an old watchtower. Further, your way crosses into an asphalted street – you find yourself back in more populated areas immediately. Head down to a pedestrian underpass to cross the busy road. The underpass will take you to the center of the village Suna. There are many bright colored decorations and old looking houses that catch the eye here. You will reach the final destination of this hike when at the lake's shore. There is a bus stop to be found here that offers decent connections to the neighboring areas.

Suitable for dogs
Sturdy shoes necessary
Overnight stay available
Eating options available

Where to eat

There are numerous possibilities to get something to eat on this hike. For example you will find a little Bed & Breakfast right by the beginning of the trip. Moreover, you may rest in Cavadone at the so called Circolo ARCI.


Last but not least you have many nice restaurants in the village Suna at the end of your hike.

Interesting facts

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  • You're traveling a distance of 5 miles on this easy trail. The hike is therefore not too long. The average length of all hikes in Piedmont is 7 miles.
  • The trail is one of the dog friendly hikes in the region.
  • Sturdy hiking boots are recommended on this track. There are places to buy beverages and food along the track. However it’s always recommended to bring enough water and food along with you.

Getting here

With public transportation

The easiest way to get to the starting point of the tour is by bus to the Canton Magistris stop in Fonfotoce. Take the bus line “Verbania” to get there. You will be exiting the bus right by the natural reserve of Fondotoce, the staring point of the tour.


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