Nature and Science towards the top of Monte Rosa

From Alagna to Passo dei Salati by cable car, then hiking to the Corno del Camoscio along the geopedological trail

Type of journey: By cable car and walking
Type / level of the route: Dirt road and mountain path
Participants: Maximum 50
Duration:
Morning on the mountain, afternoon  in the village 
Difference in height:
Around  2000 m by cablecar; around 100 m by foot
Notes:
Please keep in mind  that the morning hike will take place at an altitude of 3000 m and a difference in level of 2000 m will be quickly overcome by cablecar. The weather could be cold. Please bring adequate equipment: trekking shoes or boots, rain and heavy/warm clothes, gloves, cap, sunblock.

The Glaciological trail in the Walser land

Hiking to the Pastore Hut and the Park facilities, visiting glacial landforms and a Walser Village

Type of journey: Walking
Type / level of the route: Mountain path + village
Participants: Maximum 50
Duration: 
Full day
Difference in height:
Around 100 m
Notes:
The weather could be cold. Please bring adequate equipment: trekking shoes or boots, rain and heavy/warm clothes, gloves, cap.

The open-air laboratory of the Sesia supervolcano

From the mantle to the caldera of a 280M years-old supervolcano: a 25 km-long trip, deep into the Earth’s crust.

Type of journey: By bus and walking
Type / level of the route: Short stretches on paths and outcrops
Participants: Maximum 20
Duration: 
Full day
Difference in height:
No significant difference in height walking
Notes:
Please bring adequate equipment: trekking shoes, rain and warm clothes.

Fenera Caves: a Neanderthal history

Paleontology, Archaeology, Prehistory of the Ciota Ciara Cave, from the Pleistocene to the Paleolitic.

Type of journey: Walking
Type / level of the route: Mountain slippery path
Participants: Maximum 15
Duration: 
Half day fieldtrip, half day museum
Difference in height:
250 m
Notes:
Please bring adequate equipment: trekking shoes, rain and warm clothes.

Ara: the garden of the caves

Mesozoic Limestones and Dolomites, Surface waters, Epigenic and Endogenic Karsts landforms, Geoscience Education.

Type of journey: Walking
Type / level of the route: Dirt road / easy path
Participants: Maximum 30
Duration:
Half day fieldtrip, half day museum
Difference in height:
100 m
Notes:
Please bring adequate equipment: trekking shoes, rain and warm clothes.

Planet Earth Dynamics in a small - and wild- alpine valley

Petrogenesis, Tectonics and morphogenesis along the Pogallo crustal shear zone, at the core of the national Park.

Type of journey: Walking
Type / level of the route: Mountain path
Participants: Maximum 15
Duration: Full day
Difference in height: No significant difference in height (80 m)
Notes: Please bring adequate equipment: trekking shoes, rain and warm clothes.

 

Geology and Geomorphology along the Cadorna Road

From the historical WW1 defensive line, a panoramic view to the front range and an insight to the birth of a continent.

Type of journey: Walking
Type / level of the route: Walk on historic military road
Participants: Maximum 50
Duration: Full day
Difference in height: No difference in height
Notes: Please bring adequate equipment: trekking shoes, rain and warm clothes.

 

Walking in Val Grande, to the depths of the Earth

The Geolab laboratory and the Vogogna-Premosello geological path.

Type of journey: Walking
Type / level of the route: Road, mountain path
Participants: Maximum 60
Duration: Half day fieldtrip, half day museum
Difference in height: 120 m
Notes: Please bring adequate equipment: trekking shoes, rain and warm clothes.

 

The birthplaces of the Milan Cathedral

The magnificent  Candoglia and Ornavasso marbles, the historical quarries and the artistic laboratories.

Type of journey: Transfers by bus + 40 minutes walk
Type / level of the route: Road
Participants: Maximum 50
Duration: Full day
Difference in height: 120 m
Notes: Low temperatures inside the quarries and slippery path. Please bring adequate equipment: rain and warm clothes and shoes.

 

From rocks to stones in the alpine landscape of Malesco

Archeology and Geology at the Malesco Museum and the Val Loana geotouristic ring.

Type of journey: Walking
Type / level of the route: Easy mountain walk
Participants: Maximum 15
Duration: Half day fieldtrip, half day museum and village
Difference in height: 130 m walking
Notes: Please bring adequate equipment: trekking shoes, rain and warm clothes.

 

The Lakes Granites: landscapes, georesources, culture

Montorfano, Mergozzo and Baveno: quarries, ecomuseum and an overview to the evolution of the Toce Valley.

Type of journey: By bus and walking
Type / level of the route: Road, and by easy footpath
Participants: Maximum 30
Duration: Half day museums, half day fieldtrip
Difference in height: 150 m
Notes: Please bring adequate equipment: trekking shoes, rain and warm clothes.

 

The natural soul of the Alpine culture at Varallo Sesia

The Sacred Mountain UNESCO World Heritage site and the Museums Palace in Varallo Sesia.

Type of journey: Walking and few minutes by cableway
Type / level of the route: Easy mule track, road
Participants: Maximum 50
Duration: Half day “Sacred mountain”, half day museum
Difference in height: 158 m
Notes: Please bring adequate equipment:  rain and warm clothes and shoes.

 

Geodiversity, viticulture and wines along the Alpine Piedmont Hills

Abiotic ecosystem services, terroir, food and wine. From the Boca vineyards to the Maggiora cellars.

Type of journey: Walking
Type / level of the route: Dirt road, slippery paths
Participants: Maximum 20
Duration: Full day
Difference in height: 50 m
Notes: Please bring adequate equipment: trekking shoes, rain and warm clothes.

 

Geobiking along the Toce River and the Maggiore Lake

Discover the Geopark’s geodiversity and its cultural geoheritage along the Toce-Maggiore cyclotour.

Type of journey: With e-bike
Type / level of the route: Bike path and some secondary road sections
Participants: Maximum 20
Duration: Full day
Difference in height: No difference in height
Notes: Please bring adequate equipment: rain and warm clothes and shoes.

 

Rondolere and Oasi Zegna: where the history of Man meets the history of the Earth

Structural geology, geomorphological landscape, archaeometallurgy and the “green vision” of the Zegna Family.

Type of journey: Walking + transfer by bus
Type / level of the route: Walk on a dirt road
Participants: Maximum 30
Duration: Half day fieldtrip, half day museum
Difference in height: 170 m
Notes: Please bring adequate equipment: trekking shoes, rain and warm clothes.

 


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