Valle Alpisella

Valle Alpisella

Passo di Fraele - Passo di Val Alpisella

The tour starts from the parking area near the Church of San Giacomo di Fraele at Cancano in Valdidentro inquire about accessing the Cancano Lakes by car. Continue along path N199 until the mouth of the Val Alpisella. Here, on the right, starts bridleway N138 which winds through the forest. There is a plaque commemorating the Alpini soldiers who helped in its construction.

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Once past the forest, the view opens to the east and the wild slopes of Cima Casina, with its spectacular debris cones and thick forests of mountain pine. The track passes the headwaters of the River Adda and continues up to the lakes of the pass. To the north is the steep barrier connecting Pizzo Augusto with the Bocchetta di Val Bruna. In a high mountain environment, between thin pastures and screes, you come to the Pass of Val Alpisella. From here you can retrace your steps or go down to Livigno.Church of San Giacomo di Fraele. The church was built by the AEM power company after the old church was submerged under the lake formed by the dam. It was consecrated in 1953. The original building, mentioned in documents dating back to 1287, was located further downstream next to an old hospice, at a location that once marked the border between Italy and Switzerland.

  • Start at Fermata1
  • Go southeast on Sentiero n° N199 toward Sentiero n° N199.1
  • Turn right at Sentiero n° N199.1 to stay on Sentiero n° N199
  • Arrive at Fermata2, on the left
  • Depart Fermata2
  • Go west on Sentiero n° N199
  • Arrive at Fermata3, on the right
  • Depart Fermata3
  • Go southwest on Sentiero n° N199
  • Turn right on Sentiero n° N138
  • Arrive at Fermata4, on the left
  • Depart Fermata4
  • Go west on Sentiero n° N138
  • Turn right on Sentiero n° N138.1
  • Arrive at Fermata5, on the left
  • Depart Fermata5
  • Go back south on Sentiero n° N138.1
  • Turn right on Sentiero n° N138
  • Finish at Fermata6, on the right
Ground statistics
Natural : 100%

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