Monte Generoso

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Date: 1 June 2022
Maximum height: 1701 m
Difference in height: 840 m
Length: 9.5 km
Kilometers effort: 20.7 kmef
Duration: 5 hours and 30 minutes

Difficulties (Automatic translation in english)

SAC-CAS hiking scale All along the route (T1 the stretch of road between Scudellate and Roncapiano).

Comment (Automatic translation in english)

I have already climbed Monte Generoso from different directions but never from the Valle di Muggio.
This time I therefore start my walk from Scudellate, which can be reached by bus or by car (few parking spaces available). After crossing the village, I first follow the path to Erbonne until I reach the chapel of Sant'Antonio. Immediately after the chapel there is a diversion on the left that begins to climb towards Alpe di Sella. At an altitude of 970 metres I reach a roccolo, an ancient construction that was once used to catch birds using nets hidden in the surrounding trees. Continuing the ascent I reach the Alpe di Sella and immediately afterwards I reach the border between Switzerland and Italy, which I follow until I reach the summit of Monte Generoso.
For the return journey, I decided to take an alternative route and first descend along the path that leads to Bellavista and then detour towards Alpe Génor. Once past the alp I reach Nadigh where there is an old nevera, a building that was once filled with snow to create a sort of refrigerator in which food was stored. From there I then follow the path that descends to Roncapiano where I stop for a moment to observe the oratory of Beata Giovanna Falconieri. I then continue along the road until I return to my starting point.
If you are looking for water, there is a fountain at Scudellate and one at Roncapiano.

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  • Scudellate
  • Cappella di Sant'Antonio Abate
  • Erbonne
  • Alpe di Sella
  • Monte Generoso
  • Monte Generoso
  • Cima del Monte Generoso
  • Albergo Fiore di Pietra
  • Sentiero che scende all'Alpe Génor
  • Alpe Nadigh
  • Nevera all'Alpe Nadigh
  • Alpe Nadigh
  • Sentiero che scende a Roncapiano
  • Sentiero che scende a Roncapiano
  • Oratorio della Beata Giovanna Falconieri a Roncapiano
  • Roncapiano