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Geological Path

On foot         Great Interest: Geology 
  • Departure: Vogogna (Vogogna)
  • Arrival: Premosello Chiovenda (Premosello Chiovenda)
  • Duration: 1 hour without considering the pauses
  • Difficulty Level: T/E. Simple itinerary, well visible but with some exposed stretches
  • Difference in height: 100m

THE PATH IS PARTIALLY CLOSED TO VISITORS BECAUSE OF A LANDSLIDE (ORDER OF VOGOGNA MUNICIPALITY, PDF AVAILABLE ON THE WEBSITE).
The geological path between Vogogna and Premosello Chiovenda offers visitors the extraordinary opportunity to "cross" the continental crust by observing the rocks developed at different depth levels and in different times. Along an equipped itinerary you will go from the european paleocontinent, involved in the Alps' formation (about 50/30 million years ago), to the african paleocontinent still keeping rock and other structures developed about 300 million years ago. You will climb down up to the contact point between crust and mantle, usually situated at a depth of 30 to 35 km, which emerged thanks to the tectonic movements.

Along the geological trail
Along the geological trail
(photo by: val g)
 
The fortress seen from the geological path
The fortress seen from the geological path
(photo by: Archivio Parco Nazionale Val Grande)
 
Genestredo fortress
Genestredo fortress
(photo by: Archivio Parco Nazionale Val Grande)
 
From Vogogna to Genestredo
From Vogogna to Genestredo
(photo by: Archivio Parco Nazionale Val Grande)
 
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