From La Vasca, cross the bridge and continue along the road towards “Blizz” for a short while (150 metres / 490 feet). When the road takes a sharp bend, enter the wide trail (M33) that retraces the route of an old mule track, more evident in parts but always with clearly visible white and red trail markers, as it rises into the woods. After an initial steep climb, begin along a long diagonal path which once again resembles the old mule track. As it crosses the wide-open meadows and the numerous baite (chalets) that are scattered even between the main settlements of “In Bies” (m 974 / 3,196 ft) and “Crest” (m 1,247 / 4,091 ft), this trail leads to the valley of Rio Rodeggia. The route continues on into the woods on a steeper mule track (at times with stairs or cobblestones) that arrives at Alpe Cortignasco. From the mountain pasture, still on the hillside and following the same mule track, continue until Sant’Antonio Col. Following the line of the crest will bring you up to Mount Ziccher.
Returning to Sant’Antonio Col, take trail M37 which follows along the base of Mount Ziccher and, with a long transverse that descends from Alpe Oro and Alpe Pragrande, finally reaches Alpe Blizz. From here, follow the street to return to La Vasca.
Notes: From Sant’Antonio Col, the climb to Mount Ziccher is a short hike, but one that can be tricky when crossing the small canal with crumbly topsoil. Be sure to use prudence and caution.
Last update: 06/03/2018 ore 14:44:30