Alpine Meccia “Walser” Ring
25 € per person
Reaching Meccia Alp is much more than visiting a mountain pasture.
To visit the Meccia Alp is to touch upon, to realize, what life was like for the ancient Walser settlers who first settled from the 13th century on these barren, sun-dren slopes face to face with the east face of Monterosa.
Strategic positions of course, but if we were to imagine nowadays bringing up livestock, raising a large family without “modernity,” we would soon understand the “heroism” and courage that these people, out of necessity, colonized for centuries entirely on their own before descending to the valley and mixing with other communities.
The route starts right from Macugnaga, from the “Dorf” or center.
It goes up a nice mule track to the Bill Alp where there is also the arrival of the first trunk of the cable car that in two sections starts from 1300m. of Macugnaga and reaches the Golden Madonnina at almost 3000m. Of the Moor’s Pass.
From here a loop tour between the Meccia Alp and the ancient Sonobierg pasture takes us back to the ancient trade route between Macugnaga and Canton Valais, and then back to Macugnaga.
Of course, during the entire tour the view of Monterosa and its Margherita Hut built right on its summit will be omnipresent!
To book you can fill out the Form on this page or contact us directly:
Alexander Tel. 340 3386186
Equipment to bring
- Sturdy hiking shoes or mountain boots
- Backpack, season-appropriate clothing and rain jacket
- Packed lunch and drinks
How can I pay for the tour?
Is reservation mandatory?
What happens in case of bad weather?
I will notify you in a timely manner to the references you will give me to contact you.
Can I cancel the reservation? By when?
For cancellations due to causes other than weather uncertainty, in the last 24 hours of departure, a penalty of 50% of the total cost is foreseen.
- Guiding Service of a Medium Mountain Guide
- Individual Insurance Policy
- Transportation, drinks and meals
- Equipment rental fees, if any
Who's your guide??
In dolomiti Beat we are all AMM Certified by the College of Alpine Guides of Veneto, to guarantee you maximum safety and professionalism and think only of your enjoyment!
Since childhood, I have been frequenting the alpine environment in all seasons of the year, alternating sports according to mountain conditions.
As a child accompanied by my grandfather and parents and then on my own or with friends, I have always tried to deepen my knowledge and experience in attending this amazing world that is never taken for granted.
Passion and drive drove me to decide to embark on the path to qualify as a Medium Mountain Guide thus turning my passion into a full-time profession allowing me to be able to convey and introduce other enthusiasts to the value and natural beauty that the mountains offer.
So it was that in 2019 I obtained the much coveted professional license by joining the Association of Italian Mountain Guides through the College of Mountain Guides of Veneto and Piedmont.
I love to be reminded of what the mountains have to give us back through the marks left by our ancestors during their past lives, for example of when they would go up to the mountain pastures during the summer with their livestock, as well as the inexhaustible beauty of the complex balance of the rocks and slopes of the peaks that form the backdrop.
Of the historic communities that lived before us, I especially admire their sort of devotion to attention to detail aimed at enhancing what the mountains could offer, from which despite the poverty of means compared to today, they were also able to derive sustenance for their survival and even laid the foundations of the world in which we still live today, sometimes unfortunately in a superficial and overly obvious manner.
Today I lead groups of people on hikes and treks from east to west in the Alps, that is, from the Dolomites to the great massifs of the Alps such as Mont Blanc, the Matterhorn, and Monterosa.
Languages spoken: ITALIAN and ENGLISH
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