Crodo (VB), Italy
How to get there:
By train: Domodossola Station, Ferrovie dello Stato. Timetables: http://www.trenitalia.com/; www.ffs.ch
In bus: bus for Crodo, line for Domodossola-Cascata del Toce. Timetables: www.vcoinbus.it
By car: A26 motorway to Gravellona Toce, then SS33 Sempione, pass Domodossola, exit for Valle Formazza and you will soon reach Crodo.
Beautiful circular itinerary in the Antigorio Valley on roads with low traffic at the foot of Mount Monte Cistella, between pastures and farm buildings well preserved and beautiful panoramas.
From the Latteria Antigoriana take the road for Mozzio and Viceno that gradually goes up winding. From Viceno turn in direction of Cravegna and immedialtely after the stream Alfenza take the track for Deccia and follow it up to the alp. From Deccia you go back following the track and reach the deviation for Voma, follow it remaining more or less on the flat trail. From Voma take a trail bordered by small stone walls leading into the valley of the Alfenza and pass the stream (almost always dry). Immediately after passing the stream a track starts leading to Foppiano and from here, following the road, you will go back to Viceno. Continue up to the church of Cravegna and take the road for Navasco. From here you enter the large mule track (trail G11) that leads, after a couple of bends, to the bridge on the stream Alfenza. Then go on the track, asphalted in the end, which leads back to cross the road Crodo – Mozzio and you will soon be back at the departure point.
Where to eat:
Latteria Antigoriana, Via Circonvallazione, Crodo VB, (IT) Tel.+39 0324 - 61.081 www.latteriacrodo.it
Il Forno Ossolano, Via Maglioggio 13, Crodo VB, (IT) Tel. +39 0324 61066 www.ilfornoossolano.it
Ristorante Edelweiss Località Viceno n.7 28862 Crodo VB, (IT) tel +39 0324 618791 www.albergoedelweiss.com