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From Iselle we surpass the Italian customs and follow the main road for about 850 meters up to a small parking lot with an informative panel. We take the path on the right-hand-side which in no time starts going up (be very careful!!) the very steep rocky side with tracts dug into the rock and numerous ladders up to the fork in the road towards the Revoriastagna Alp which we ignore, continuing towards the Vaudo Alp. The path at first becomes slightly flat and then continues up the steepest up to where it comes out by the lower Alpine homes of the Vaudo Alp. With one last steep tract we reach the Ai Campi Peak (Cima ai Campi) and if we like Inner Bugliaga almost at the Swiss boundary where we can look beyond such boundary. From the Ai Campi Peak a comfortable road through the forest takes us back to the Bugliaga Small Church. From here we take a long tract of carriageable road towards Trasquera passing by the Devil’s Bridge (Ponte del Diavolo), built in 1880: its height is about 100 m, and the arch’s light is about 33,30 m. Carrying on along the carriageable road towards Trasquera we go down to the fork towards Sotta where we take an old mule track tract towards Iselle which then goes down amid well-kept meadow in the municipality of Chiezzo and thus we go down steeply, entering the pine woods, and reaching Pianezza, Bogo, and finally Iselle.

Last update: 06/03/2018 ore 11:24:36

Itinerary informations

Starting Point

Iselle (653 m)

Itinerary

Iselle – Balmoreglio - Scagnöl – Vaulo Alp – Fields Peak (Cima ai Campi) – Bugliaga – Trasquera – Chiezzo – Pianezza - Iselle

Altitude Difference Going Up

800 m

Altitude Difference Going Down

800 m

Track Length

11,5 km

Elapsed Track Traversal Time

4 h 45 min

Track Numbers

F32 + road + F00 + F34

Difficulty Level

EE (difficult) - The track is advisable for very expert excursionists: some very steep staircase tracts (scagnöl) above Iselle

Recommended Time Period

May - October

Zone

Divedro Valley

Notes

The “scagnöl” path presents more than 250 steps carved in the rock. For centuries this path served as a connection between the Bugliaga Alp and the bottom of the valley which are otherwise set apart by imposing rocky facades; such connection comprises the old road used to transport wood pitch. Indeed, incisions into the trunks of pine trees used to be made to extract resin, which, after a first period of cooking and distilling in extended town squares equipped with small oven, could be turned into pine tree pitch.

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