Valsesia

Alagna

Pedological Geological Path

Discovering the history of the Alps, in depth!

By: Monterosa Ski

Route category: Trekking

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Length: 2300 m

Difficulty: Low

Percorso geologico pedologico

The Geological Pedological itinerary is an educational ring itinerary that starts from Passo Salati, at an altitude of 2,936 meters


The route follows that of the Botanical path, but must be tackled in the opposite direction. It measures approximately 2.3 km, with an altitude difference of 53 meters. Eight explanatory panels are arranged along its development.

In the first section, you reach the Angelo Mosso Scientific Institute of the University of Turin, where you can stop for a free guided tour. Over the years, the center has hosted many important geological studies. Search results are visible in the rooms within it.

Continuing on you reach the Vigevano refuge and the col d'Olen, to finally climb to the Corno del Camoscio.

Here are the geological overviews. After having analyzed them and having admired the incredible panorama that this place offers on Monte Rosa, we return to Passo Salati.

A real journey to learn about the geological history of the Alps and the characteristics of the high altitude soils.

To reach the starting point of the route, use the lifts that reach Passo dei Salati from Alagna.

Download the path brochure

Find out more about the Geological and Pedological path

Details of the tour

Properties

Typology: Trekking

Difficulty: Low

Ascent: 59.99 m

Lowest point: 2948 m

Highest point: 3024 m

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Distance: 2300 m

Best time of the year

July, August

Features

Ideal for families Nature interest Panoramic Loop trail Between two valleys

Where

Start point
Passo dei Salati

Get me there

Destination
Passo dei Salati

Find nearby

Sunny Val Vogna to Lake La Peccia

44.53km

Valsesia

Nature

Sunny Val Vogna to Lake La Peccia

Alpe Campo Lake and mountain refuge

45.77km

Valsesia

Nature

Alpe Campo Lake and mountain refuge

Altitude: 1889 m

Alpe Campo, 13021 Alagna Valsesia VC

Otro

46.09km

TOP

Valsesia

Active

The Val d’Otro Walser meadows

Altitude: 1664 m

Follu, 13021 Alagna Valsesia VC

The Corno Bianco 3.320 m

46.92km

Valsesia

Active

The Corno Bianco 3.320 m

Altitude: 3320 m

Panorama of Monte Rosa from Pastore mountain refuge

48.82km

Valsesia

In quota

Panorama of Monte Rosa from Pastore mountain refuge

Altitude: 1574.31 m

Alpe Pile, 13021 Alagna Valsesia VC

PUNTA INDREN

53.19km

TOP

Valle di Gressoney

Active

PUNTA INDREN

Altitude: 3275 m

The peak of Monte Rosa: Dufour Summit

56.31km

Valsesia

Active

The peak of Monte Rosa: Dufour Summit

Escursioni Alpe di Mera in famiglia

29.17km

Valsesia

Kids

Hike with Meraviglio

Guided family tour of Alpe di Mera

26 July

From €12.00

fattoria didattica

29.44km

TOP

Valsesia

Kids

Visit to the animals of the farmhouse

Farmhouse La Casera Bianca

27 July

Duration: 2 hours

Agriturismo la Casera Bianca , VC

From €15.00

Ferrata Cimalegna

45.73km

Valsesia

In quota

Open Day Ferrata di Cimalegna

Try the via ferrata experience with the Alpine Guides of Alagna

27 July

Duration: 2 hours

From €40.00

Trekking Passo dei Salati

51.37km

Valsesia

In quota

Hike with Guide at Passo dei Salati

30 July

Duration: 4 hours

Passo dei Salati, 13021 Alagna Valsesia VC

From €20.00

fattoria didattica

29.44km

TOP

Valsesia

Kids

Visit to the animals of the farmhouse

Farmhouse La Casera Bianca

3 August

Duration: 2 hours

Agriturismo la Casera Bianca , VC

From €15.00

Trekking Passo dei Salati

51.37km

Valsesia

In quota

Hike with Guide at Passo dei Salati

6 August

Duration: 4 hours

Passo dei Salati, 13021 Alagna Valsesia VC

From €20.00

fattoria didattica

29.44km

TOP

Valsesia

Kids

Visit to the animals of the farmhouse

Farmhouse La Casera Bianca

10 August

Duration: 2 hours

Agriturismo la Casera Bianca , VC

From €15.00

Escursioni Alpe di Mera in famiglia

29.17km

Valsesia

Kids

Hike with Meraviglio

Guided family tour of Alpe di Mera

12 August

From €12.00

Trekking Passo dei Salati

51.37km

Valsesia

In quota

Hike with Guide at Passo dei Salati

13 August

Duration: 4 hours

Passo dei Salati, 13021 Alagna Valsesia VC

From €20.00

fattoria didattica

29.44km

TOP

Valsesia

Kids

Visit to the animals of the farmhouse

Farmhouse La Casera Bianca

17 August

Duration: 2 hours

Agriturismo la Casera Bianca , VC

From €15.00

Trekking Passo dei Salati

51.37km

Valsesia

In quota

Hike with Guide at Passo dei Salati

20 August

Duration: 4 hours

Passo dei Salati, 13021 Alagna Valsesia VC

From €20.00

fattoria didattica

29.44km

TOP

Valsesia

Kids

Visit to the animals of the farmhouse

Farmhouse La Casera Bianca

24 August

Duration: 2 hours

Agriturismo la Casera Bianca , VC

From €15.00

Bike Mera-Meggiana

29.17km

Valsesia

Active

MERAviglia Bike

MTB excursion with Guide

25 August

Duration: 8 hours

From €30.00

Ferrata Cimalegna

45.73km

Valsesia

In quota

Open Day Ferrata di Cimalegna

Try the via ferrata experience with the Alpine Guides of Alagna

25 August

Duration: 2 hours

From €40.00

Trekking Passo dei Salati

51.37km

Valsesia

In quota

Hike with Guide at Passo dei Salati

27 August

Duration: 4 hours

Passo dei Salati, 13021 Alagna Valsesia VC

From €20.00

fattoria didattica

29.44km

TOP

Valsesia

Kids

Visit to the animals of the farmhouse

Farmhouse La Casera Bianca

31 August

Duration: 2 hours

Agriturismo la Casera Bianca , VC

From €15.00

meragustando

29.17km

TOP

Valsesia

Food

Meragustando Summer

Gourmand tour of Alpe di Mera

7 September

Alpe di Mera, VC

From €25.00

Picnic Mera

29.17km

Valsesia

Food

Pic-Nic at Alpe di Mera with Meraviglio

Traditional tastes in a picnic basket

from 1 June to 15 September

From €20.00

Ropelines

45.73km

TOP

In quota

Ropelines. Storie di uomini e funi

Exhibition. Alagna-Mera-Varallo

from 29 June to 15 September

Seggiovia bocchetta delle pisse

48.62km

Valsesia

In quota

Opening of the Pianalunga Bocchetta delle Pisse chairlift

from 1 June to 15 September

Pianalunga, Alagna Valsesia , VC

From €22.00

percorso n 4

E-bike

17.85km

Valsesia

Active

Cycle path Borgosesia/Guardabosone-Varallo | PCV 4/4a

Duration: 1 hour 50 minutes

Length: 18000 m

Difficulty: Low

Alpe di Mera Alpe Sella

Trekking

29.17km

Valsesia

Active

Alpe di Mera-Alpe Sella path

Difficulty: Low

Mera Meggiana

Trekking

29.17km

Valsesia

Active

Alpe di Mera-Meggiana path

Duration: 2 hours

Difficulty: Low

Alpe di Mera mtb

E-bike

29.19km

Valsesia

Active

Cycle and pedestrian ring route in Mera – PCV 2a

Duration: 1 hour

Length: 4300 m

Difficulty: Low

Mera Bielmonte

E-bike

29.20km

Valsesia

Active

Cycle path Mera-Bielmonte – PCV 3

Duration: 4 hours

Length: 20100 m

Difficulty: Medium

Percorso ciclabile

E-bike

31.11km

Valsesia

Active

Cicle path Scopello-Mera-Meggiana-Rassa-Scopello – PCV 2

Duration: 5 hours

Length: 37900 m

Difficulty: Medium

Scopello Alpe di Mera

Trekking

31.11km

Valsesia

Active

Path 236 Scopello - Alpe di Mera

Duration: 1 hour 50 minutes

Alpe di Mera

Trekking

31.18km

Valsesia

Active

Mera bike and cycle ring path

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Length: 4300 m

Difficulty: Low

alpe di mera bocchetta della Boscarola

Trekking

31.18km

Valsesia

Active

Alpe di Mera-Bocchetta della Boscarola path

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Difficulty: Medium

Cima d'Ometto

Trekking

31.53km

Valsesia

Active

Pila-Alpe di Mera-Cima d'Ometto path

Duration: 4 hours

Length: 6800 m

Difficulty: Medium

balmuccia alagna

E-bike

33.87km

Valsesia

Active

Cycle path Balmuccia-Alagna – PCV 1

Duration: 5 hours

Length: 3100 m

Difficulty: Medium

ferrata di cimalegna

Alpinism

48.66km

Valsesia

In quota

Via Ferrata Emilio Detomasi - Cimalegna

An exciting route on a fully equipped rocky ridge.

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Length: 400 m

Difficulty: High

percorso botanico

Trekking

51.58km

Valsesia

In quota

Corno del Camoscio botanical path

Discovering the highest alpine flora!

Duration: 2 hours

Length: 2300 m

Difficulty: Low

29.17km

Valsesia

Active

Tempo Libero

Alpe di Mera, 13028 Scopello VC

29.38km

Valsesia

Active

Velo Valsesia

Via Brigate Garibaldi 26/b, 13019 Varallo Sesia VC

32.56km

Valsesia

Active

Red Cab

Via Varallo 45, 13027 Scopa VC

Giordani Hut

45.93km

Valsesia

Adrenaline

The first 4000 metres, Punta Giordani

Via dei Walser 6, 13021 Alagna Valsesia VC

45.96km

Valsesia

Active

Base Camp Alagna

Frazione Bonda, 13021 Alagna Valsesia VC

Happy Trekking Monterosa

52.16km

Active

Happy Trekking in Gressoney

Promotion valid from June 1 to September 15

Villa Deslex, 11025 Gressoney-Saint-Jean AO

Capanna Margherita

53.42km

Valle di Gressoney

Adrenaline

Excursion to Capanna Margherita with Alpine Guide

The highest refuge in Europe 4554 m

Località Staffal, 11020 Gressoney La Trinité AO

From €435.00

team Locca Bici

16.22km

Valsesia

Active

Team Locca

Serravalle Sesia

Corso Valsesia, 41 Frazione Bornate, 13037 Serravalle VC

Eazy Bike

18.87km

Valsesia

Active

Charging Point Be•E | Eazy Bike

Via Osella, 1, 13011 Borgosesia VC

Eazy Bike

18.87km

Valsesia

Active

Eazy Bike

Via Osella, 1, 13011 Borgosesia, Vercelli, 13011 Borgosesia VC

Rosas Bike

19.35km

Valsesia

Active

Rosas Bike

Borgosesia

Via Luigi Lenot 6/a, Borgosesia, 13011 Borgosesia VC

Polaris ski rent

29.15km

Valsesia

Ski

Polaris Ski Rent

Via Alpe di Mera, 13028 Scopello VC

Scuola sci mera valsesia

29.17km

Valsesia

Ski

Mera Valsesia Ski School

Alpine skiing and snowboarding
Bar ristorante campo

29.20km

Valsesia

Active

Charging Point Be•E | Bar Restaurant Alpe Campo

Alpe di Mera, Località Alpe Campo , 13028 Alpe di Mera VC

Snow School Alpe di Mera

29.28km

Valsesia

Ski

Snow School Alpe di Mera

Alpine skiing and snowboard

Alpe di Mera, a 100 metri dall’arrivo della seggiovia Scopello-Mera, VC

Velo Valsesia

29.38km

Valsesia

Active

Velo Valsesia

Varallo

Via Brigate Garibaldi 26/b , 13019 Varallo VC

Manera Disco Pub

31.06km

Valsesia

Active

Charging Point Be•E | Manera Restaurant – Disco Pub

Manera Country Pub, Via Seggiovie, 13028 Scopello VC

Scuola sci mera monterosa

31.19km

Valsesia

Ski

Mera Monterosa Ski School

Alpine skiing and snowboarding

Via Statale 22, 13028 Scopello VC

Alpe Meggiana Rifugio

32.01km

Valsesia

Active

Charging Point Be•E | Alpe Meggiana

Localita' Alpe Meggiana, 1, 13020 piode VC

Red Cab

32.56km

Valsesia

Ski

Red Cab Board & Bike

Via Varallo, 45, 13027 Scopetta VC

redcab

32.76km

Valsesia

Active

Redcab Board & Bike

Scopetta

Via Varallo, 45, 13027 Scopetta VC

Il gatto e la volpe

36.31km

Valsesia

Active

Charging Point Be•E | Il Gatto e la Volpe

Località Gabbio snc, , 13023 Campertogno VC

Arc Mollia

37.96km

Valsesia

Active

Alpin Rider Center

Mollia

Via Roma 2, 13020 Mollia VC

Edelweiss Sport

45.84km

Valsesia

Ski

EDELWEISS SPORT

Rentals ski and snowboard

via Circonvallazione, 2, 13021 Alagna Valsesia VC

ALIMENTARI BENDOTTI

45.89km

Valsesia

Food

ALIMENTARI BENDOTTI

Via dei Walser, 4/b, 13021 Alagna Valsesia VC

base camp alagna

45.98km

Valsesia

Active

Charging Point Be•E | Base Camp e-bike rental

Base Camp, loc. Bonda, 13021 Alagna Valsesia VC

base camp

45.99km

Valsesia

Active

Base Camp

Alagna

Frazione Bonda, Alagna Valsesia, 13011 Alagna Valsesia VC

Al Boschetto Bar

29.17km

Valsesia

Al Boschetto Bar

Alpe di Mera, 13028 Scopello VC

Ristorante bar campo

29.17km

Valsesia

Bar & Restaurant Il Campo

Alpe di Mera, VC

Bar Boschetto

29.17km

Valsesia

Bar al Boschetto

Alpe di Mera, VC

Bar Boschetto

29.17km

Valsesia

Bar al Boschetto

Alpe di Mera, 13028 Scopello VC

La capanna mera

29.17km

Valsesia

Bar restaurant La Capanna

Alpe di Mera, VC

La Capanna

29.17km

Valsesia

Bar Restaurant La Capanna

Alpe di Mera, 13028 Scopello VC

Camparient Hut

29.17km

Valsesia

Camparient Hut

Alpe di Mera, 13028 Scopello VC

camparient

29.17km

Valsesia

Camparient hut

Alpe di Mera, VC

Campo Mera

29.17km

Valsesia

Campo Bar and restaurant

Alpe di Mera, 13028 Scopello VC

la casera bianca

29.17km

Valsesia

Farmhouse the Casera Bianca

Alpe di Mera, VC

La Casera Bianca

29.17km

TOP

Valsesia

La Casera Bianca

Alpe di Mera, 13028 Scopello VC

Ristorante bar Piero

29.17km

Valsesia

Piero bar restaurant

Alpe di Mera, 13028 Scopello VC

Ristorante bar piero

29.17km

Valsesia

Piero bar restaurant

Alpe di Mera, VC

Restaurant Bar Piero

29.17km

TOP

Valsesia

Restaurant Bar Piero

Alpe di Mera, 13028 Scopello VC

il campo ristorante

29.20km

Valsesia

Bar & Restaurant Il Campo

La capanna mera

29.20km

Valsesia

Bar restaurant La Capanna

Rifugio Camparient

29.29km

Valsesia

Rifugio Camparient

La Casera Bianca

29.73km

Valsesia

Farmhouse la Casera Bianca

Osteria Boccorio

40.50km

Valsesia

BOCCORIO TAVERN

Frazione Boccorio 25, 13021 Riva valdobbia VC

Valle Vogna rifugio, trattoria e bar

43.29km

Valsesia

Refuge Sant'Antonio

Frazione Sant'Antonio , 13021 Riva valdobbia VC

Hotel Passepartout

31.21km

Valsesia

HOTEL PASSEPARTOUT

Via Roma, 15, 13028 Scopello VC

Mirtillo Rosso Family Hotel

43.08km

Valsesia

MIRTILLO ROSSO FAMILY HOTEL

Strada della Barriera 8 - Loc Riva Valdobbia, PIEMONTE - ALAGNA VALSESIA VC

Book now

MIRTILLO ROSSO FAMILY HOTEL

43.11km

Valsesia

MIRTILLO ROSSO FAMILY HOTEL

Strada della barriera, 8, 13021 Alagna Valsesia VC

B&B Tre Alberi Liberi

43.38km

Valsesia

B&B TRE ALBERI LIBERI

Via Sottile, 7, 13021 Riva Valdobbia VC

Alagna Mountain Resort & Spa

45.59km

Valsesia

ALAGNA MOUNTAIN RESORT AND SPA

Via Martiri della Libertà, 1, 13021 Alagna Valsesia VC

B&B L’ARIA DI CASA

45.60km

Valsesia

B&B L'ARIA DI CASA

Via dei Walser, 39, 13021 Alagna Valsesia VC

Mirtillo Blu

45.61km

Valsesia

MIRTILLO BLU

Via per Indeccu 2, , 13021 Alagna Valsesia VC

Mirtillo Blu Family Apartments

45.64km

Valsesia

MIRTILLO BLU FAMILY APARTMENTS

Via per Indeccu 2, PIEMONTE - ALAGNA VALSESIA VC

Book now

BAITA WALSER REALE

45.77km

Valsesia

BAITA WALSER REALE

Frazione Reale Inferiore, 6, 13021 Alagna Valsesia VC

BAITE ROSA Village

45.77km

Valsesia

BAITE ROSA

Via per Indeccu, 13021 Alagna Valsesia VC

Residence Orma

45.85km

Valsesia

RESIDENCE ORMA

Piazza Regina Margherita, 2, 13021 Alagna Valsesia VC

45.93km

Valsesia

RESIDENCE ALAGNA 2000

Via dei Walser, 26, 13021 Alagna Valsesia VC

Charme Chalet

45.96km

Valsesia

ALAGNA CHARME

Frazione Prati, 13021 Alagna Valsesia VC

RESIDENCE MARY

45.96km

Valsesia

RESIDENCE MARY

Frazione alla Chiesa 1, 13021 Alagna Valsesia VC

Our rooms

45.99km

Valsesia

LE CASE DI LILLI

Frazione Bonda, 13021 Alagna Valsesia VC

Hotel Monterosa

45.99km

Valsesia

HOTEL MONTEROSA

Piazza degli Alberghi, 12, 13021 Alagna Valsesia VC

MH Hotel Cristallo Alagna

45.99km

Valsesia

MH HOTEL CRISTALLO

Piazza Degli Alberghi, 13021 Alagna Valsesia  VC

MH Olen Hotel

46.00km

Valsesia

MH OLEN HOTEL

Frazione Bonda, 17, 13021 Alagna Valsesia  VC

CASA DEI FIORI

46.06km

Valsesia

CASA DEI FIORI

Frazione Bonda, 6, 13021 Alagna Valsesia VC

Zar Senni Hut

46.11km

Valsesia

ZAR SENNI HUT

Val d’Otro fraz. Follu - 1664 m, 13021 Alagna Valsesia VC

On the same topic

Tour del Monte rosa

Trekking

Valle di Gressoney

Active

Monte Rosa Tour

Hiking at the foot of Monte Rosa
testa grigia

Trekking

Valle di Gressoney

Active

Testa Grigia

Trail 10 -10c

Duration: 5 hours

Difficulty: High

ferrata di cimalegna

Alpinism

Valsesia

In quota

Via Ferrata Emilio Detomasi - Cimalegna

An exciting route on a fully equipped rocky ridge.

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Length: 400 m

Difficulty: High

Rifugio Città di Mantova

Trekking

Valle di Gressoney

In quota

Staffall - Città di Mantova Hut

Trail 6a,7,7c

Duration: 5 hours 20 minutes

Difficulty: Medium

percorso botanico

Trekking

Valsesia

In quota

Corno del Camoscio botanical path

Discovering the highest alpine flora!

Duration: 2 hours

Length: 2300 m

Difficulty: Low

Sant'Anna

Walk

Valle di Gressoney

In quota

Gressoney La Trinité - Sant'Anna - Staffal

Trail 9a, 9

Duration: 3 hours

Difficulty: Medium

Orestes Hutte

Walk

Valle di Gressoney

In quota

Staffal - Oreste Hutte

Trail 7b/6b

Duration: 3 hours

Difficulty: Medium

Walk

Valle di Gressoney

In quota

Gressoney La Trinité - Colle Bettaforca

Trail 8

Difficulty: Low

Browse