Lake Maggiore Hiking Area

A real gem of the Alps

Lake Maggiore Hiking Area

Shiny mountain lakes between Italy and Switzerland

Lake Maggiore Hiking Area is a gem of the Alps. The Lake Maggiore is settled between Piedmont and Lombardy in the North west of Italy. Swiss border is also pretty near and the Lake lies in between big mountains.

There are several Valleys that worth the visit and with different soul. Maybe unique in its landscape is the nearby Val Grande National Park from where you can see not only Lake Maggiore but also Orta Lake and Varese Lake. Val Grande is a paradise for wilderness and is the second National park of Piedmont. It has not very high peaks but it is a true paradise for nature lovers with its rough unguarded huts and majestic views over the Alps. Lake Maggiore hiking area offers also big Mountain environment. Monte Rosa is pretty close and there are two valleys(Val Antrona and Val Sesia) from where you can enjoy the amazing 3000 meters wall of the north face of Monte Rosa.

Lake Maggiore hiking region offers you an incredible amount of options between total wilderness and total comfort sleeping in some nice bed and breakfast in the center of the beautiful town of Verbania, just near the lake. Maggiore Lake has also many important touristic attractions which you can discover by yourself or, if you need, with a guide. A guided hike in Lake Maggiore Hiking Area is a perfect solution for families and couples that could not decide between seaside and mountains: here you’ll have it all! Lake maggiore is balneable and it looks just like a small sea, plus you’ll have big mountains next door.

Features - Lake Maggiore Hiking Region


Near Place to visit and Special Features

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Lake Maggiore


Lake Orta


Verbania and Swiss Alps view

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Geography of Lago Maggiore Mountain Area

Lake Maggiore Hiking area is set in the top north west of Italy. It is the north side of Piedmont at the border with Switzerland in the north and Lumbardy on the east and Aosta Valley on the west. In this very nice place of Italy you can decide to make many different hiking tours.

There are many valleys which are not difficult to reach both from Milano and from Torino. Actually the airport Milan Malpensa is just next to this beautiful area where you there is the best trekking area you may dream of.


Wildlife of Lago Maggiore Mountain Area

Wildlife is not a specialy while you are hiking in Lake Maggiore. Even in Val Grande, which is one of the wider wilderness area in Europe, the wildlife is not so easy to spot. Birdwatachers would be happy to discover eagles, different species of woodpeaker and many others.

By the way if you do not dedicate your day in spotting birds you’ll just see a row deer in the woods at max. Some chamois are also present in the higher part of the Val Grande National Park. In the other valleys, from Val Sesia to the more remote northern valley of Domodossola, you can find the usual wildife that you find everywhere in the area beaten by Trekking Alps. Ibexes, Chamois, Deers and, if you are very lucky, wolves.


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Accommodation in Lago Maggiore Area

In your Lake Maggiore Hiking, accomodation is a bit more expensive than in the other mountain areas (Swiss influence) especially in high season, meaning August. Nevertheless it is always possible to try to find good deals. Just contact Trekking Alps trying to explain what you are looking for and we will help you to find the solutions beside the trekking tour.

The trek itself can have a headquarter in Verbania sleeping in bed and breakfast or using the unguarded hut of the mountain valley or the several shelter there are in the area. There are so many options that is hard to describe here in Trekking Alps website.

Our Hikes in Lake Maggiore Area

difficulty: VERY HARD
Duration: 3 DAYS
Price: € 349
The Wildest Hike
This is an extreme hike in the remote Valgrande NP area. It is a very beautiful but hardcore experience for those who want a very strong relation with nature for multiple days....
difficulty: HARD
Duration: 4 DAYS
Price: € 549
Alps Into the Wild
The valgrande national park in piedmont is one of the best place to feel wilderness in Italy. Valgrande National Park is famous not only for hiking, fishing, kayaking, canyoning but it's also an historical place. ...
difficulty: MEDIUM
Duration: 3 DAYS
Price: € 499
Wild Northern Piedmont Hike
This off the beaten track hike is located in northern Piedmont, part of Monte Rosa area but also not far from Lake Maggiore. In particular, the hike is located in the Sermenza Valley a wild side valley of the Sesia Valley, which ends in the beautiful Alagna, just below the Monte Rosa massif....
difficulty: HARD
Duration: 5 DAYS
Price: € 599
Remote and Beautiful Hike
Alpe Devero Hike is a wonderful example of the very many that Trekking Alps is able to organize in this beautiful part of the Alps: Alpe Veglia and Devero! Alpe Devero is a Walser area, which was a very interesting population living as nomads in the extreme conditions of the Alps. These mountains are full of interesting cultural aspect to deep. The area is full of lakes and, in the nearby Formazza Valley, it hosts also the Largest waterfall of Europe, the Toce waterfalls....
difficulty: MEDIUM
Duration: 2 DAYS
Price: € 189
Back to the Roots
Try the luxury of Disconnection! From Mobile and even from making pictures. Discover how beautiful it can be to be free from any Social Media Pressure and Live the moment!...
Duration: FLEXIBLE
Price: No Standard Price for this Hike
Lake Maggiore Hikes and Hotels
Inn to Inn Hiking in Lake Maggiore is one of the highlights of Italy. It is a pretty choice if you want to mix your hiking and touristic activity. Lake Maggiore offers many attractions together with the hiking. We'll be able to visit the Islands of the Lakes and hiking in the marvelous Val Grande ...
difficulty: EASY
Duration: 2 DAYS
Price: € 229
Lake Maggiore views from Lodge
Lake Maggiore is famous all over the world. If you can't decide between Sea and Mountains this is your ideal choice: a sea in the middle of the mountains. ...
Duration: 1 DAY
Price: € 100
Milan Amazing Day Hike
Even from Milan you can enjoy a wonderful Day hike in the Alps. You can visit different hiking areas depending whether you have a car or not....
difficulty: MEDIUM
Duration: 3 DAYS
Price: € 449
The Wilderness Sanctuary
Val Grande National Park is a paradise of wilderness, in the heart of the Alps. Near Lake Maggiore and Lake Orta is the second National Park of Piedmont togheter with Gran Paradiso...
difficulty: EASY
Duration: 3 DAYS
Price: € 449
A Small Sea in the Alps
Lake Maggiore Hiking Tour is a beautiful hike in the wonderful and unique landscapes of the north of Piedmont. There are several options including night in bed and breakfast or the extension to more days. Lake Maggiore is a perfect choice for both Mountains ans Sea Riviera lovers...
Duration: 1 DAY
Price: € 100
Day Hike from Turin
Day hike from Turin are wonderful. Join one of our hike or plan it whenever you want. Wonderful Alps experience even in half day....