The Chestnut Route, Stresa

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#4 of 6 in Nature in Lake Maggiore
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  • Kids wanted to explore and had read abouth this route previous to going. Lovely and delightful. The views were well worth the steep uphill walk in places. We didn't walk all the way to Belgrite as you...  more »
  • This is a nice trail, shady and cool in the vast majority of the route, departing from Stresa to reach. We parked the car along the Via Manzoni, we were back for a short while and we are on the old road to flounder, a nice shaded pavement. Then the trail goes up to the Church, and after a short paved walks among chestnut trees. The first part of the trail is not particularly pendant, then go up to the cemetery of Magognino, where we turned left along the wall until the path is not back in the Woods. Along the way there are signs for the Church of San Paolo, which is only a minute from the path and it's worth it because it's in a beautiful Glade. Back on the road continue until it becomes paved near Belgirate and drops steeply towards the country. Wish we could go back to Stresa by boat, but the last one we couldn't catch the last so we folded on the train. The signage is not extensive but it wasn't hard to follow: If there are signs of chestnut road must be followed those, in their absence, those of route Stresa-Stresa, which are more frequent. At times, unfortunately the trail was engulfed in vegetation or trees to obstruct the path. However the pleasant path in the shade, with its small rivers and fossils of terraces, deserves to be covered. Overall, with a toddler in your backpack and the necessary stops, we route at 3:30.
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  • Not sure if we went off track or not but it took nearly 3 hours. Felt like an amazon adventure. Recommend you take plenty of water and mosquito repellent. Took cheap bus ride back to Stresa  more »
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