Mount Cargiago rises immediately above Ghiffa, a town
in the province of Verbania which overlooks Lake Maggiore,
and it is included in the Special Natural Reserve of
Sacro Monte of SS. Trinity of Ghiffa, since 2003 included
by UNESCO in the World Heritage List with other Sacred
Mounts of Piedmont.
summit, at an altitude of 712 m, is not at all scenic,
but the network of trails that covers it and the exposure
on Lake Maggiore make Mount Cargiago a particularly
popular destination for hiking in the mountains of the
Upper Verbano. It'can be accessed, in the lower part,
as well as Ghiffa, also by its fractions Cargiago, Caronio
and Ceredo, while the upper part can be accessed from
Pollino, fraction of Premeno.
Lago Maggiore Bike Park project was created with the
aim of enhancing this land against those who practice
mountain biking. In fact, the existing network of trails,
almost all pedaled, provides the opportunity for riders
of all levels, from beginner to expert, to ride in an
environment of pre-Alpine character, giving him the
opportunity to rediscover corners of unspoiled beauty.
Maggiore Bike Park is a collection of 6 routes that
run through the ridable trails of this territory (highlighted
in blue in the picture below). It was made a little
"road book" guide which contains a detailed
description for each route. The gps track are available
for download too.
"Carta Escursionistica Transfrontaliera" -
Provincia Verbano Cusio Ossola)