Start point: Ca d’Janzo 1354 m
Trekking time: 2 h circa
With children: si
Where to eat: Agriturismo Larecchio
Route number: n° 201/201 a (ex 1)
By bike: no
The right walk with the family, partly steep, but well-marked and with a wonderful goal!
From Alagna reach Riva Valdobbia and than drive to Cà di Janzo, pass Ca’ Piacentino, Ca’ Morca and Ca’ Verno and reach S.Antonio. Here starts the path to frazione Peccia (45 min) first, Alpe Montata than and at the end your goal: (45 min). From Alpe Larecchio in 1 hour 30 minutes you can reach the Ospizio Sottile on the border between Vogna and Aosta Valleys (m 2480)
Alpe Larecchio (trail no. 1) is a beautiful plateau crossed by a meandering stream that flows into a little lake surrounded by sparse larch trees. It is reached by going up Valley Vogna along the dirt road that leads from Sant’ Antonio to Piane and then continuing in the direction of Ospizio Sottile. Dominated by Corno Bianco in the north, the pasture is populated by scattered Walser huts, some of which are famous and excellent rural tourisms today. It can be reached in about 1:45 minutes, but the climb, partly challenging in the second half, is worth the effort for the harmony and softness of the landscape.
Continuing in the direction of the Valdobbia pass in about an hour you can reach the Ospizio Sottile, point stage of the GTA hiking itinerary that combines all the western Alps.
Colle di Valdobbia has, for centuries, been a crossing place for people from Valsesia to Gressoney, Swizerland and France.
In the 16th century people returning from Valsesia built a small hut to guarantee a safe return and future resting point.
Later, in 1823, this small hut was built into todays Ospizio Sottile refuge by Nicolao Sottile, a priest.
The building has since been fully refurbished with the support of local associations, Riva Valdobbia village and Alpine troops from Valsesia and the Piemont region