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Monte Barone Hut at Ponasca Alp was built on the spur of Mount “Barone di Coggiola” (2.044 m.), the summit that closes at east the amphitheater of Biella’s mountains. The view from the top is wonderful at 360°, since there are no high mountains in the nearby.

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The hut is located at 1.587 m.a.s.l. and it belongs to the C.A.I. (Italian Alpine Club), section Valsessera; it was launched in 1978.

To access the hut, take the road that goes from Coggiola to the touristic Noveis Alp; at the Chiesetta delle Piane (little church at 983 m.) take path number G1. Along the road you will find Oliva climbing wall, then the forestry house at 1.223 m; there you must take path number G8 up to Monte Barone Hut.

Start: Chiesetta delle Piane – Coggiola

Difficulty: Excursion

Access time: 2.00h

Hut phone number: +39 0159248034

Owner’s contacts: Mara +39 3497764425 – Paolo +39 3472369460

Cartography: Carta dei Sentieri – Biellese Nord-Orientale