Hiking the GTA in the Italian Alps – Part 8 – Refugio Madonna della Neve – Oropa

From the Refugio Madonna delle Neve we went through a forest down to the valley. From there it continued along the road up another valley again and later finally through a piece of forest again to Santuario San Giovanni d Andorno. The building there was badly damaged by a huge rock. Then we continued up the road, which was closed to traffic, always up the switchbacks, as the path through the forest was not visible at first. Later it went again over open meadows steeply up to the slope. On the other side, the huge basilica in Oropa was already visible. So I went down and after some time reached my hotel in Oropa.