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Novaglio - Cannero

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An easy track with wonderful views of lago Maggiore, small villages and old churches until the nice town of Cannero riviera.
easy
Distance 9.1 km
3:29 h
323 m
463 m
439 m
197 m
This route is part of Via delle Genti, a walk that starts in Verbania and arrives at San Bartolomeo, a small village close to Switzerland. Via delle Genti is quite long (around 30 km) so I decided to "taste" a part of it: from Novaglio to Cannero riviera.

Author’s recommendation

I think that the warm season (from April to September) is the best part of the year fot his experience.

There will be more light, more flowers (nature will be blooming around you) and because during those months all the activities (bar, restaurants, B&B...) will be available so, during your walk, you could overnight, have meals or simply have a cup of coffee in some of the tiny villages that you'll crossing.

I accomplished my part of the track in first days of January and, honestly, it was almost impossible to find an open bar.

Difficulty
easy
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Highest point
439 m
Lowest point
197 m
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Safety information

In case of emergency contact: 112

Tips and hints

Here a web site in english, italian and german about Via delle Genti. You could download there the entire track (from Verbania-Intra to San Bartolomeo):

https://www.piemonteoutdoor.it/it/attivita/escursionismo/delle-genti

Start

Novaglio (341 m)
Coordinates:
DD
45.980218, 8.633414
DMS
45°58'48.8"N 8°38'00.3"E
UTM
32T 471604 5091914
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Destination

Cannero riviera

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

If you would like to repeat this track maybe reach Novaglio by bus could be difficult. 

If you would like to start from Verbania-Intra instead is truly easy.

In general there is a bus service that serve the town on the lake side (Verbania-Intra, Ghiffa, Oggebbio, Cannero, Cannobio). 

In spring and summer, and probably until October, there is the boat option that could take you from/back to Verbania. You should check on Navigazione Lago Maggiore to check the timetable and the availabilty.

Getting there

I decided to start from Novaglio church

Parking

There is a public parking place close to Novaglio church

Coordinates

DD
45.980218, 8.633414
DMS
45°58'48.8"N 8°38'00.3"E
UTM
32T 471604 5091914
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Equipment

The track is quite simple so I don't think that you will need any special equipment. Maybe mountains boots and trekking sticks if you would be feel yourself safer.

Due to the fact that you will pass accross several villages fresh water is easy to find. Each town will have it's fountains.

In summet a good sunlotion could be truly useful.


Questions and answers

Question from pam FORSYTH · January 16, 2022 · Community
This looks like a lovely walk! But is there a bus to take you from the village/town back? We have to car. Also, without a map is this possible? Is this walk described in an app?
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Answered by Marco Affini · January 18, 2022 · Community
Good afternoon Pam, There is bus that connects Cannero to Verbania and that stops at Oggebbio and Ghiffa. So, if you would like to leave your car in the same place where I left mine (in front of Novaglio church) once back to Ghiffa or Oggebbio by bus you will have to walk back to your car. Both places are not too much far. Another option could be simply to leave your car in Ghiffa or Oggebbio and, once arrive at Cannero, take the bus back to one of these two towns. I think that without a map is possible to follow this path because there are several indication. If you want you could visit this website: https://www.piemonteoutdoor.it/it/attivita/escursionismo/delle-genti Here there is a description of the entire Via delle Genti, a 30km track that starts from Verbania and arrives at San Bartolomeo ( the last town before the border with Switzerland). The route that I recorded is a part of this longer track. Best wishes Pam
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
9.1 km
Duration
3:29 h
Ascent
323 m
Descent
463 m
Highest point
439 m
Lowest point
197 m
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