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Stage description

The starting point of the marking in Porto Ceresio is the train station. From here the path is excellently marked at first. At first the path follows the lake until it goes steeply up to Cuasso al monte. Here you first follow a very busy road.

Continue steeply uphill, then more leisurely to Monte Piambello. From there it goes moderately downhill to Boarezzo and further to Ganna. Here begins the Campo dei fiori Nature Park.

At first it goes uphill on a steep and very beautiful path until Brinzio.

Author(s) of this stage description: Torsten Möhwald

Translation by: Sven Lewerentz

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Name of accomodation Place Price group*
5-15 € 16-30 € 31-45 € >45 €
Rose tra gli archi Cuasso al Monte Kreuz-Icon
Albergo Valganna - 3 Risotti Valganna Kreuz-Icon
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