ABOUT VAL GROSINA
Val Grosina is a wide valley that splits into two branches: Val d’Eita to the east, and Val di Sacco and Val de Dosa to the west. Rich in forests and punctuated with streams, countless crystal clear lakes, peaks and glaciers, Val Grosina is one of the most beautiful spots for hiking and mountain biking in Valtellina. What sets Val Grosina apart is that it’s still widely used for farming during the summer months, which means much of Grosio’s local population head into the mountains as the mercury rises.
How To Get There
From Como take SS38 along the lake to top of the lake (or from Lecco take the autostrada SS36, after Colico merge onto SS38 toward Sondrio), continue on SS38 you don’t need to go into Sondrio, after Tirano follow signs for Grosio. After the church in Grosio follow signs for Fusino (left). In Fusino go to the parking lot just under the church where you MUST buy a ticket from the machine ( 5 euros) that allow you to use the road to Eita> From the churc follow signs for Eita.
Trekking For Family
Beginning from the car park in front of the Fabbriceria di Eita, follow the track that climbs up to the left (n.201) towards Passo Verva. After approximately 45 minutes (1.6 km), you’ll spot a right turn to Rifugio Falck, the peat bog and Alpe Cassarolo. This is the route you’ll take on your return. After another ten minutes or so of walking, you’ll get to a beautiful little lake called Acque Sparse, a perfect spot to enjoy the unique tranquillity that only a high altitude lake offers. Once you’re back on your feet, turn onto path n.259.2 and follow it around to Rifugio Falck – unlike a staffed mountain hut, this is a bivacco, or an emergency shelter. From here, cross the peat bog on its new addition – a beautifully made wooden bridge – and continue to Alpe Cassarolo before joining the track back down to Eita.