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Attractions to explore nearby Gries Pass

Gries PassGries Pass, 28863 Formazza, Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, Italy

A scenic climb along an ancient mule trail from the Rhône valley up to a remote pass on the Italian border. The thrilling adventure combines history, wilderness, and a pioneering eco-project.  One of the scenic locations in this area and there is a high pressure gas pipeline runs over the pass, coming from the North Sea to Italy.

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Nufenen Pass3.31 KMs away from Gries Pass

Nufenen Pass is the highest mountain pass with a paved road within Switzerland. It lies between the summits of Pizzo Gallina and the Nufenenstock.  The pass road from Ulrichen in the canton of Valais leads to the Bedretto valley in the canton of Ticino, linking Brig to Airolo. It is not the lowest pass between the two valleys, as it is located one kilometer north of an unnamed slightly lower pass at 2,440 meters, which is traversed by a trail.

Lago di Morasco3.63 KMs away from Gries Pass

The Lake Morasco is a lake in Italy in the north of Piedmont. It is located on the southern slope of the Col de Gries, north of the Val Formazza. It is an artificial lake, supported by a gravity dam.

Cascata del Toce5.83 KMs away from Gries Pass

The Toce waterfall or La Frua is a waterfall located in the municipality of Formazza in the hamlet of Frua at an altitude of 1675 m asl; with it the Toce river makes a 143 m high jump on a 200 m rocky reclining, with a 60 m water flake at the base. It is considered one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the Alps, although human intervention has reduced its flow for much of the year. The waterfall is open only for short time slots between June and September, fully recovering its natural confor

San Giacomo Pass6.84 KMs away from Gries Pass

San Giacomo Pass is an international high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.313m above the sea level, located in the Lepontine Alps, on the Swiss-Italian border.  On the Italian side, the road is extreme: full of hairpins, narrow, gravel, washed out and impassable from September to June. It's a 4x4 track. On the Swiss side, it’s just a walking path. The road links Bedretto on its northern side to Formazza on its southern side. Pic: Andrea Dellamora

Basòdino8.89 KMs away from Gries Pass

The Basòdino is a mountain in the Lepontine Alps on the border between Italy and Switzerland. It is the second-highest peak in the canton of Ticino, after the Rheinwaldhorn.  On its summit is located a geodetic point of IGM named 05A901 Monte Basodino. One of the beautiful trekking destination in this area and also it offers a panoramic view of the area from the summit.