Guided tours and other activities around Monte Zeus Lodge

Tour&Attività | Rifugio Monte Zeus, Frazione Crego Premia VBBeatrice Bariletta (Nature/Excursion Guide) and Marco Tosi (Mountain Guide) are two professional guides who will enable you to enjoy our mountains in complete safety and with an attention to details which only local people can provide.

Together, we came up with the following ideas which will enrich your stay at Rifugio Monte Zeus.
Take a look and do not hesitate to contact us for extra info and prices.

Of course this is only a list of suggested activities, but you can also ask Beatrice and Matteo for other ideas.

Weekend for families

Day 1
YOUNG GEOLOGISTS DISCOVERING VALDOSSOLA’S GLACIER PARK
Guided tour to discover the amenities of Valle Antigorio: canyons, crags, unique minerals! With a slow pace and curious eyes we will discover what happened back in the day when our whole valley was covered by glaciers.

Day 2
CULTURE, ART AND NATURE IN VALLE ANTIGORIO
In Baceno we will visit San Gaudenzio’s church, a national monument, widely considered one of the most beautiful churches of the Alps. From Baceno we’ll move to Croveo, to visit the caldaie del diavolo (Devil’s Furnaces), the ancient press machine and Croveo’s museum, famous for its witch traditions. In the afternoon we’ll make cheese together and we’ll walk back to Baceno.
Day 1
DISCOVERY TREASURE HUNT
Explore with our tour guide to find the traces of witches and demons.

Day 2
THE MYSTERIOUS MENHIRS IN THE OLD VILLAGE OF MONTECRESTESE
We move to Montecrestese where we’ll find mysterious menhirs, dolmens, underground chambers and temples in an ancient setting of stone houses, forests and vineyards.
Day 1
ALPE DEVERO'S MISTERIOUS TRITON
Guided tour to Alpe Devero to find the mysterious Alpine Triton.

Day 2
FARMER FOR A DAY
It is possible to join us in our daily farmer life. Depending on the time of the year you’ll have the opportunity to milk a goat or a cow, harvest hay, collect dry leaves for our animals’ shelters, work in our vegetable garden or pick fruits in our orchard, join in the transhumance or make cheese. We will organize these activities together based on your interests, and depending on the weather conditions…you cannot command nature!
Or
TOUR OF MORASCO LAKE IN UPPER FORMAZZA VALLEY
Day 1
FLOATING PRESEPE (NATIVITY SCENE)
Guided tour along Crodo’s Floating Presepi. More than 60 artisan Nativity scenes are represented with one common component: water.

Day 2
SNOWSHOEING
Our valleys offer plenty of snowshoeing tours which our Mountain Guide can show you, from Alpe Devero to Alpe Deccia and many more. Monte Zeus Lodge has 25 pairs of snowshoes we can rent.

1 Day Tours

The guided tour starts from the Rifugio and takes you around the hidden gems of Valle Antigorio (canyons, cliffs, geological formations).
Elevation: 370 mt.
The guided tour starts from the Rifugio and is characterized by breathtaking views, ancient mule tracks and mysterious menhirs.
Elevation: 485 mt.
The tour starts from the Rifugio and takes you to small alpine pastures via ancient and paved mule tracks.
Elevation: 485 mt.
A guided tour along ancient Walser tracks in Valle Antigorio. You will cross forests and old Walser villages, with their characteristic larch houses. You can also opt for lunch in Rifugio “Zum Gora”.
Elevation: 370 mt.
Guided tour along a via crucis which crosses a forest, leading to Salera’s Oratorio.
Elevation: 370 mt.
Guided tour to discover Montecrestese’s menhirs, and the local typical architecture. You can also choose to stop for wine tasting in Montecrestese.
Elevation: 450 mt.
Explore nature at its best with snowshoes. Our valleys offer plenty of opportunities for beginners as well as for expert sportsmen. Rifugio Monte Zeus has 25 pairs of snowshoes for rent. Our Mountain Guide Marco Tosi will be glad to choose the best ones with you.
Valdossola is a real mecca for climbers. Our mountain guide Marco Tosi can organize any climbing experience for beginners as well as for experts. We have crags (eg. Premia, Croveo, Esigo, Maglioggio, La Valletta), via ferrata and multipitch routes on the various walls in our valleys.
It is possible to organize with our mountain guide a via ferrata experience in the Lago Maggiore area (Monte Camoscio) or in Gabi (Simplon area, Switzerland).
Alpe Devero, Alta Val Formazza and Simplonpass are very popular areas for this sport. Our Mountain Guide Marco Tosi can rent you the gear and guide you in easy tours as well as in more challenging ones.