Poncione di Ganna

Ganna is a small village in Valganna in the province of Varese. It is immersed in the green valley and the surrounding forest stretches as far as the eye can see.

From the center of the village turn right and start to climb towards Alpe Tedesco, from where we will start to walk towards Poncione di Ganna.

The historical part of the village has particularly impressed us for its characteristics.

This first piece of road before arriving at Alpe Tedesco has something magical about it, with this wood that almost seems to be telling us something ..

At Alpe Tedesco you’ll find indications on the right to go towards Poncione and start the climb. Alpe Tedesco is one of the starting points of the excursions inside the Parco delle 5 Vette, about which we have already told you something:

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Further on, turning right, there are the other parking lots we were talking about before.

But now let’s see the Poncione cross, better get going.

The climb is not particularly difficult, but we suggest you to go first to the following peaks, which are a few tens of minutes walk from Poncione and on the way back stop here.

The only two points to see are Mount Minisfreddo and Mount San Bernardo. In particular, to get to the second one there are some particularly rocky points but without particular difficulties (for the less experienced there are still chains to help you) you can enjoy an incomparable view of Lake Lugano.

On the way back we will stop at Poncione and do you know what its peculiarity is? From here you can see the beauty of 7 lakes on a sunny day: Lake Varese, Lake Comabbio, Lake Monate, Lake Maggiore, Lake Ghirla, Lake Ganna and Lake Lugano.

Try to find a place where you can see more of them!

Closing the path to go back to Alle Tedesco, we also suggest a path almost flat that leads to Cavagnano or alternatively to Pogliana. Nice for future excursions.


Trail Type: dirt road

Water: you need to be self-sufficient


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