Alagna and the Val d’Otro, where you can walk and feel at peace with yourself
Are you passionate about walking in the mountains?
One of the most beautiful places to walk in the mountains is on Monte Rosa. There are various degrees of difficulty and duration of the walks. Today we will see a walk of 1h 30 min more or less starting from Alagna.
Alagna is a small village that is very well connected to the rest of the Monte Rosa area, which therefore has many kilometres of ski slopes and countless paths and trails that lead to various peaks in the area. From Alagna it is also possible to reach some of the highest refuges in Europe, such as the Capanna Margherita, on the Gnifetti peak, which is by far the highest, at an altitude of 4554m.
Our walk starts from Alagna, taking path no. 203, which climbs with a medium gradient towards the Zar Senni refuge, in the Val d’Otro meadows at about 1650 m above sea level. Climbing along the path you will come across waterfalls and manganese mines. There are natural steps and you are immersed in the woods until 200 metres from the arrival.
It is possible to book lunch at the refuge, which has tables both inside and outside. The view is wonderful and the presence of the sun makes everything warmer and more beautiful. On the way back it is possible to make a variation, continuing after the refuge and passing by Alpe Gender. You cross a small bridge and meadows, enjoying a more beautiful view than on the way up. Rejoin the outward path and finish the route in Alagna.
We strongly recommend this route for the beauty of the landscape and the medium difficulty of the path.