The ascent takes in Sparvé and Scimarmòta (optional short detour to the Lago del Starlaresc da Scimarmòta). Once back on the mountain path, the steep, stony climb passes below the Pizzo Costisc (where it joins the Via Alta Vallemaggia) to reach the ridge. The panoramic views here encompass the Laghetti di Masnee and Pianca. The tour now heads towards the Cima del Masnee (above the Rifugio Alpe Masnee); at the Passo Deva, the path zigzags steeply down to the Lago del Starlaresc and its eponymous unattended refuge (June-October), where you'll be spending the night.
Swimming in an alpine ambience is possible in the refreshing waters of the little lake. The next day features a long descent via the Alpe di Sgióf and a red-and-white path to Piano del Vald and back to Brione Verzasca.