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Oasi Zegna, the most beautiful walks: the San Bernardo Trail

Breathtaking views and a picnic perfect lawn. A walk within everyone’s reach.

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Bocchetta di Margosio (start), Stavello Alto (Valsessera side), Santuario di San Bernardo, Monte Rubello, Monte Massaro, Bocchetta di Margosio (path 5, Oasi Zegna map)  


An easy walk for all ages and levels of fitness. From Bocchetta di Margosio, on the Panoramica Zegna road, we take path 5 towards Bocchetta di Stavello. Having reached the Stavello scout hut, follow the signs for Santuario di San Bernardo, on top of the mountain of the same name, the destination of the walk. A short section of steps leads down from the Sanctuary to a path that follows the crest of Monte Rubello down to Bocchetta di Margosio.

6 km

Time: 2.5 hours
Start point: Bocchetta di Margosio (1,300 m)
End point: Bocchetta di Margosio (1,300 m)
High point: Santuario di S. Bernardo (1,408 m)
Elevation gain (D+): 110 m
Total elevation difference: 240 m
Where to eat: Chiosco Alpe Margosio (open from May to September), info 340.6438771/ 347.9148768 
- The route is short and easy even if you’re not very fit.
- The view from the top of San Bernardo is one of the most panoramic in Oasi Zegna: at just over 1,400 meters asl, it feels like being on the roof of the world, with a 360° view from Ligurian Apennines to the Alps and the plains of the Po valley.
- The lawn in front of the sanctuary is perfect for a picnic with family or friends, but also for just relaxing or reading a book in peace and enjoying the silence of the place.
- For keen photographers, it’s an ideal and safe spot for taking shots of extraordinary landscapes, at sunset and sunrise for example.
- At Alpe Margosio, the start and end point, there’s Chiosco di Nicola e Valentina, an ideal place for a tasty lunch or snack with sandwiches and miacce. They also sell cheeses made in summer with the milk of their goats that graze nearby.
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