Retempio Sanctuary


  • Difficulties:
    E - Excursionist
  • Best period:
    June - September
  • Departure:
    Vareisa (759 m)
  • Arrival:
    Retempio Sanctuary (1402 m)
  • Difference in level:
    643 m
  • length:
    4.166 m
  • Ascent:
  • Trail sign:
    2 - 4
  • GPS tracks:
    GPX , KML

Description of the route

Leave the car in the car park in front of the town hall, and take the paved road the goes through the village and down across the Ayasse stream. Continue along the road that runs alongside the stream, then take the old mule track on the right, which rises smoothly to reach Creux and Crest di Sotto (in the last section, the old paved mule track gives way to the new road under construction). Just before you get to the houses of Crest di Sotto, take the trail on the left which follows a pipe of the ENEL company and reaches the valley floor, where you can cross the Brenve over a bridge. The climb up to the sanctuary begins just beyond this point, At the top of the steps, the trail continues along the path, and heads left at the crossroad. Go past the derelict cabins in Larsine, until you come to the pastures of Retempio (1474 , where there is a small sanctuary that dates back to the first half of the 19th century and is the destination of a pilgrimage tradition held on 2 July.
From here there is a beautiful view of Mount Rosa and Mount Cervino.


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