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Stresa Walks

Stresa has some excellent walks right on its doorstep. Below are three walks that can be done within the Stresa / Mottarone area and four other walks which are further afield on Lake Maggiore, in Macugnaga and at Alpe Devero.

 

Although we include basic maps for our walks we recommend you by a detailed map of the area before setting off on any walk.

 

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Stresa Walks / Chestnut Route

The Chestnut Route is a  2 hour walk through the chestnut woods and little hamlets between Stresa and Belgirate. Return to Stresa is by ferry or train - remember to check the timetables before you set off.

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Stresa Walks: The Chestnut Route

Stresa Walks: The Chestnut Route

Stresa Walks / Mottarone-Alpino-Stresa This is a 4 hour walk from the top of Mottarone which is reached by cable car. A pleasant break can be taken at the Alpine Gardens at the half way point.

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Stresa Walks: Mottarone - Alpino - Stresa

Stresa Walks: Mottarone - Alpino - Stresa

Stresa Walks / Alpino-Campino-Baveno This is a pleasant walk from the Alpino station of the cable car from Stresa through pretty woodland and villages to Baveno. Return is by ferry or train - remember to check the timetables before you set off.

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Stresa Walks: Alpino - Campino - Baveno

Stresa Walks: Alpino - Campino - Baveno

Stresa Walks / The Cadorna Line The Cadorna is an old military route with fortifications to protect against invasion via Switzerland in the First World War. This walk takes you along a stretch of the Cadorna Line with fantastic views and a chance to explore the artillery positions - remember to take a torch!

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Stresa Walks: The Cadorna Line Stresa Walks: The Cadorna Line
Stresa Walks / Macugnaga Belvedere Glacier It is not often that you can walk across a glacier - but in Macugnaga you can. This walk takes you to one of the mountain refuges and can be made easier by taking the chairlift.

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Stresa Walks: Macugnaga Belvedere Glacier

Stresa Walks: Macugnaga Belvedere Glacier

Stresa Walks / Macugnaga Lago delle Fate Near to Macugnaga is the Quarazza dam which makes Lago delle Fate (Fairies Lake). This is a fairly easy walk up to the lake which can be extended to a walk up the river to the abandoned mining village

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Stresa Walks: Macugnaga Lago delle Fate Stresa Walks: Macugnaga Lago delle Fate
Stresa Walks / Alpe Devero Alpe Devero is a wonderful natural park where you can walk through unspoiled woodland and grassy plains. This walk includes Lake Devero and an extension to the stunning Lago delle Streghe (Witches Lake)

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Stresa Walks: Alpe Devero

Stresa Walks: Alpe Devero - Lago delle Streghe


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