PIODE – Alpe Meggiana – la Crocetta

Route / Trekking

trail n. 241 Piedimeggiana – alpe Meggiana – la Crocetta

Difficulty: medium

average duration: 2 – 3 hours

departure altitude: 760 mt

arrival altitude: 1779 mt

altitude difference: 1019 mt

Route description

From the village of Piode, 752m, past the ancient and characteristic bridge over the Sesia River, follow the road briefly to Piedimeggiana, 760m, where the route begins, reaching shortly afterwards the sanctuary of the Madonna delle Pietre Grosse, 814m.

A first section of mule track climbs reaching the chapel of Madonna delle Pose, 952m. You continue on path 241 passing the bridge over the Croso del Pè and reach the oratory of Prapolla, 1185m. You then approach the many small houses of the beautiful Alpe Meggiana. You gain the wide pastures of Meggiana, coming out on the paved road that climbs from Piode, which is also passable by car.

From here you follow the asphalt road to the left as it climbs and reach Alpe Sopra il Croso, 1560m, (in about 2 hours) where the Meggiana Refuge is located.

Continue this way on the road that becomes unpaved, cross the Rassa-Mera bike path and, with an uphill traverse, reach La Crocetta, 1779m (in total about 3 hours). This viewpoint is surrounded by some of the most important peaks in these valleys: the Monte Bo di Valsesia, the Testone Tre Alpi and the Cima d’Ometto.

Already at the first cottages of Meggiana, Monte Rosa can be admired in its grandeur. This is a very fascinating route in terms of landscape!

During the ascent, when you arrive on the paved road that climbs from Piode, you may notice a fairly wide dirt road appearing on the right side, which conveniently connects Meggiana to another very picturesque area: the Alpe Pizzo, with its small lake and breathtaking view of Monte Rosa.

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