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Grande Traversata delle Alpi

Welcome to the website of the Great Crossing of the Alps (Grande Traversata delle Alpi, GTA), the hiking trail that unites the whole Alpine arc of Piedmont, with 120 stopovers over more than 1,000 km from the Tanaro Valley to Lake Maggiore.

On the paths of nature, to discover the Alpine cultures!

Balme, community of Cornetti

The Valli di Lanzo are five valleys included between Valle dell’Orco to the North and Val di Susa to the South. Their name derives from the town of Lanzo Torinese.

In the community of Cornetti at 1,432 m is located the stopover of Balme.

Usseglio - Balme

Bocchiardoni, community of Pramollo

Val Chisone, one of the Piedmontese Occitan valleys, is located in the province of Torino and stretches from the Municipality of Pinerolo to the territory of the municipality of Sestriere.

In the territory of the municipality of Pramollo is located the stopover of Bocchiardoni at the altitude of 1,150 m.

Alpeggio di Toglie, municipality of Mattie

Val di Susa is an alpine valley situated in the western part of Piedmont, west of Turin, and is named after the town of Susa.

Here is located the stopover of Alpeggio di Toglie 1.534 m, municipality of Mattie.

Rifugio del Gravio - Alpeggio di Toglie

Borgata Marone - Rifugio del Gravio

Toglie - Usseaux

Le Roux, municipality of Abriès (France)

The Queyras is a French region situated in the department of tha Hautes Alpes in the West of France, richly covered with pine and larch woods. The region hosts the Queyras Natural Park.

In this territory is located the stopover Le Roux 1.760 m

Abriès (France)

The Queyras is a French region situated in the department of tha Hautes Alpes in the West of France, richly covered with pine and larch woods. The region hosts the Queyras Natural Park.

In this territory is located the stopover Abriès 1.560 m

Refuge Mont Viso, municipality of Ristolas (France)

The Queyras is a French region situated in the department of the Hautes Alpes. In the territory of the Queyras Natural Park in which the stopover is located Refuge Mont Viso 2.460 m, municipality of Ristolas (France).

Rifugio del Lago, municipality of Molini di Calasca

Valle Anzasca is a valley that is wedged into the Pennine Alps and saparated the Andolla chain from the Valsesian spurs of Monte Rosa. The upper part of the valley is exposed to the Massiccio del Monte Rosa.

In the territory of the municipality of the same name is located the stopover Molini di Calasca 1.545 m.

Campello Monti, municipality of Valstrona

Valle Strona is a valley situated in the province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, it is named after the river Ossola and is situated between val d’Ossola and Valsesia. The valley is reachable starting from the small town of Omegna situated on the northern side of lago d’Orta.

In this valley is located the stopover Campello Monti 1.305 m, municipality of Valstrona.

Rimella

Val Mastallone is an alpine valley, lateral to Val Sesia in the province of Vercelli, through which flows the river Mastallone after which it is named.

In this valley is located the stopover Rimella 1.176 m.

Santa Maria di Fobello, community of Fobello

The village of Fobello stands at an altitude of 880 m, in the Alta Val Mastallone. For the beauty and abundance of its woods, the area is named Conca di Smeraldo (Esmerald Hollow) and is inserted in the Alta Valsesia Natural Park.

In this locality you will find the stopover Santa Maria di Fobello 1.095 m, community of Fobello.

Carcoforo - Santa Maria di Fobello

Carcoforo

The municipality of Carcoforo is located in the province of Vercelli and is placed in the striking Val d’Egua, crossed by the river of the same name. Carcoforo belongs to the Alta Valsesia Natural Park.

In this village is located the stopover Carcoforo 1.304 m.

Carcoforo - Santa Maria di Fobello

Rima

Val Sermenza is an alpine valley lateral to Val Sesia in the province of Vercelli One of the municipalities on the territory of this valley is Rima, the highest village of the province of Vercelli placed at a hight of 1,417 metres.

In this territory is located the stopover Rima 1.411 m.

Sant’Antonio di Val Vogna, community of Riva Valdobbia

Val Vogna is a lateral valley of the Valsesia and is crossed by the river Vogna. Val Vogna used to be the most functional way to pass from Valsesia to the Gressoney Valley.

In the territory of the community of Riva Valdobbia is located the stopover Sant’Antonio di Val Vogna 1.381 m.

Rifugio Rivetti, municipality of Andorno Micca

Valle Cervo, a mountain territory of Biella that developed along the course of the river Cervo, has held for centuries the function of a transit area for herds and populations coming from the upper valleys of Lys and Sesia.

In this valley is located the stopover Rifugio Rivetti 2.150 m, municipality of Andorno Micca.

Santuario San Giovanni di Andorno, municipality of Campiglia

Valle del Cervo is the second valley of the Biella region in length, and takes its name from the river of the same name that flows through its whole length.

In the territory of the municipality of Rosazza is located the stopover Santuario San Giovanni di Andorno 1.020 m.

Santuario di Oropa, municipality of Biella

Valle Oropa takes its name from the river of the same name that flows through it. Of remarkable interest for the historical and cultural heritage of the valley is the presence of the Sanctuary of Oropa.

Here is located the stopover of Santuario di Oropa 1.100 m, municipality of Biella.

Rifugio Coda - Oropa

Rifugio Coda, municipality of Pollone

Valle Oropa is a small valley, abounding in water, that takes its name from the river of the same name that flows through it. Entirely included in the province of Biella, in this valley is located the stopover Rifugio Coda 2.280 m, municipality of Pollone.

Rifugio Coda - Oropa

Maletto - Rifugio Coda

Talosio, community of Ribordone

Valle di Ribordone is a lateral valley to the Valle Orco situated in the Graian Alps in the province of Torino in the Gran Paradiso National Park.

In this valley is located the stopover Talosio 1.225 m, community of Ribordone.

Talosio - Ronco

San Lorenzo di Piantonetto - Talosio

Ronco Canavese

Valle Soana is a valley situated in the Graian Alps in the province of Torino.  Perpendicular to the alpine chain with an East-West direction, it is crossed by the river of the same name and is known for its spectacular panoramas.

In the municipality of the same name is located the stopover Ronco Canavese 948 m.

Ronco - Piamprato

Talosio - Ronco

Piamprato, community of Valprato Soana

Val Soana is located on the southern slope of the Gran Paradiso range. It is crossed all through by the river Soana. In the valley there are a few small alpine lakes, the main one being Lago Lasin. The valley is characterized by its lush vegetation, while in the villages you can still hear the patois, a typical Franco-Provençal dialect and still meet some people who wear their typical costume all year round.

In the municipality of Valprato Soana is located the stopover Piamprato 1.551 m.

Piamprato - Fondo

Ronco - Piamprato

Fondo, community of Traversella

Valchiusella stretches over about 25 kilometres in the Graian Alps, on the limit between the province of Torino and the Valle d’Aosta. The valley is crossed by the river Chiusella, of the same name. Valchiusella offers an extraordinary variety of natural landscapes and proofs of human activity.

In the hamlet of Fondo where the road that crosses the Valchiusella finishes and only continues with a dirt road that leads to the higher communities and to Tallono in particular, is located the stopover of Fondo 1.074 m.

Fondo - Rifugio Chiaromonte

Piamprato - Fondo

Rifugio Piazza, municipality of Traversella

Valchiusella is a territory that is about 25 kilometres long, situated in the Canavese region and, like many valleys, takes its name from the river that flows through it. Valchiusella begins among the woods and meadows of the hills above Ivrea and continues all the way to Traversella. The lower valley is characterized by hilly elevations covered with thick woods.

In this valley, in the municipality of Traversella is located the stopover Rifugio Piazza 827 m.

Rifugio Chiaromonte, municipality of Traversella

Valchiusella is a territory that is about 25 kilometres long, situated in the province of Torino and more specifically in the Canavese region. It takes its name from the river that flows through it.

In this valley is located the stopover Rifugio Chiaromonte 2,025 m at Alpe Lavasoza, municipality of Traversella, on the dividing line between Valchiusella and the Dora Baltea valley.

Rifugio Chiaromonte - Scalaro

Fondo - Rifugio Chiaromonte

Scalaro, municipality of Quincinetto

The territory of the Dora Baltea Valley in the Canavese area is situated between the two slopes of the river that crosses it and gives it its name. This valley is the last Piedmontese strip before Valle d’Aosta. The Dora Baltea valley has a North West – South East orientation.

In this region in the municipality of Quincinetto is located the stopover Scalaro 1.413 m.

Scalaro - Quincinetto Dora Baltea

Rifugio Chiaromonte - Scalaro

San Lorenzo, community of Locana

Valle del Piantonetto is a lateral valley to the Valle Orco situated in the Graian Alps in the province of Torino and connects Pont Canavese with Colle del Nivolet. The landscape is typical of the glacial valleys, in which is evident the modelling action of the glaciers over the millennia.

In this area is located the stopover San Lorenzo 1.045 m, community of Locana.

San Lorenzo di Piantonetto - Talosio

Noasca - San Lorenzo di Piantonetto

Noasca

Valle Orco, also named Valle di Locana or Valle di Ceresole is a valley situated in the Graian Alps and is crossed by the river of the same name. In this valley is located the stopover Noasca 1.058 m.

 

Noasca - San Lorenzo di Piantonetto

Ceresole Fonti - Noasca

Ceresole Reale

Valle Orco, also named Valle di Locana or Valle di Ceresole is a valley situated in the Graian Alps and crossed by the river Orco of the same name.

In the territory of Valle d’Orco is located the stopover of Ceresole Reale 1.501 m.

Pialpetta - Fonti Minerali

Ceresole Fonti - Noasca

Pialpetta, municipality of Groscavallo

The Valli di Lanzo are three valleys of the Piedmontese Graian Alps and are surrounded by some of the highest summits of Piedmont. Their name comes from the small town of Lanzo Torinese, placed upon an ancient glacial moraine at the end of the valley.

In this area is located the stopover Pialpetta 1.069 m, municipality of Groscavallo.

Pialpetta, municipality of Groscavallo

Rifugio Gastaldi, municipality of Balme

La Conca Crot del Ciaussinè, at 2,659 m, is a splendid alpine locality that takes its name from an ancient lime quarry, surrounded by some of the most beautiful summits of the Valli di Lanzo.

In this locality, in a panoramic position, is situated the Rifugio Gastaldi 2.759 m, municipality of Balme.

Rifugio Ciriè, community Pian della Mussa, municipality of Balme

Pian della Mussa is a large plateau located at a hight of 1,800 m, at the end of the Val d’Ala, in the Valli di Lanzo. Situated in the province of Torino, the stream Stura di Lanzo has its origin there. In the municipality of Balme is located the stopover Rifugio Ciriè 1.850 m,community Pian della Mussa.

Villaretto, community of Usseglio

The Valli di Lanzo are five valleys of the Piedmontese Graian Alps and are surrounded by some of the highest summits of Piedmont, especially along the border line between Italy and France. The beauty of these valleys has not been disfigured by invasive installations or settlements and the usable alpinistic space extends to the adjacent region of Savoy.

Here is located the stopover Villaretto 1.265 m, community of Usseglio.

Usseglio - Balme

Il Truc - Usseglio

Malciaussia, community of Usseglio

The Valli di Lanzo are five valleys of the Piedmontese Graian Alps, included between Valle dell’Orco to the North and Val di Susa to the South. Their name comes from the small town of Lanzo Torinese, placed upon an ancient glacial moraine at the end of the valley. They are carved out by various streams, each of which are named Stura, in each valley, and flow into the river Stura di Lanzo.

In the territory of the municipality of Usseglio is located the stopover of Malciaussia 1805 m.

Rifugio Cibrario, municipality of Usseglio

The Valli di Lanzo are three valleys of the Piedmontese Graian Alps, thus named after the small town of Lanzo Torinese. The vicinity of the valleys permits long walks, touching historical passes that offer exceptional panoramas.

In this area is located the stopover Rifugio Cibrario 2.616 m, municipality of  Usseglio.

Rifugio Daniele Arlaud, municipality of Salbertrand

Valle di Susa is located in the Cottian and Graian Alps in Piedmont, between Turin and the French border The summits of the Valley are over 3,000 meters high: the highest is mount Rocciamelone, with its 3,538 m.

In this valley of the Parco naturale del Gran Bosco di Salbertrand is located the stopoverRifugio Arlaud 1.771 m, located in the municipality of Salbertrand.

Salbertrand - San Giuseppe di Mompantero

Usseaux - Salbertrand

Rifugio Amprimo, municipality of Bussoleno

The Valle di Susa, located in the province of Torino, has always been an important way of connection through Europe, a territory that has the characteristic of preserving the traces of the passage of armies, sovereigns, merchants, pilgrims and artists, that through the centuries contributed to the building of the European identity. Val Susa hosts the Parco Naturale Orsiera – Rocciavrè.

In this area is located the stopover Rifugio Amprimo 1.385 m, municipality of Bussoleno.

Borgata Marone - Rifugio del Gravio

Rifugio Valgravio, municipality of San Giorio

Vallone del Gravio is a small lateral valley of the Val Susa formed by the river of the same name.

In this valley is located the stopover Rifugio Valgravio 1.400 m, municipality of San Giorio.

Rifugio del Gravio - Alpeggio di Toglie

Rifugio Valgravio, municipality of San Giorio

Borgata Marone - Rifugio del Gravio

Il Truc, community of Mompantero

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San Giuseppe di Mompantero - Il Truc

Il Truc - Usseglio

Susa - Mompantero

Indritto, borgata Marone, community of Coazze

Val Sangone is a Turinese alpine valley in the western part of Piedmont, formed by the course of the river Sangone.

In the municipality of Coazze you will find the stopover Indritto, borgata Marone 956 m.

Indritto, borgata Marone, community of Coazze

Borgata Ferria, Forno di Coazze

Val Sangone is an alpine valley in the western part of Piedmont, formed by the course of the river Sangone.

In this valley is located the stopover Borgata Ferria 959 m at Forno di Coazze.

Gran Faetto - Borgata Ferria

Gran Faetto, community of Roure

Val Chisone is an alpine valley situated in the province of Torino and that slots into the Cottian Alps. Val Chisone begins in Pinerolo and ends in Sestriere and a river of the same name flows all through it.

In the territory of the municipality of Roure is located the stopover of Gran Faetto 1.270 m temporarily closed.

Pra Catinat - Gran Faetto

Gran Faetto - Borgata Ferria

Perrero - Gran Faetto

Pra Catinat, municipality of Fenestrelle

Val Chisone is an alpine valley situated in the province of Torino and it belongs to the Occitan valleys and the Mountain Community Valli Chisone e Germanasca.

In this area is located the stopover Pra Catinat 1.765 m, municipality of Fenestrelle.

Pra Catinat - Gran Faetto

Toglie - Usseaux

Usseaux

Valle Chisone is one of the three Waldensian Valleys of the Pinerolo area. Together with Val Germanasca and Val Pellice, they are to this day the main headquarters of the Waldensian Evangelical Church.

In this valley is located the stopover Usseaux 1.446 m.

Usseaux - Balsiglia

Toglie - Usseaux

Usseaux - Salbertrand

Balsiglia - Usseaux

Borgata Didiero, municipality of Salza di Pinerolo

Valle Germanasca is a lateral valley of val Chisone and is crossed by the river Germanasca.

In the territory of the municipality of Salza di Pinerolo is located the stopover Borgata Didiero a quota 1.250 m.

Balsiglia, community of Massello

Valle Germanasca is located in the province of Torino, is a lateral valley of the Val Chisone and a river of the same name flows through it.

In the community of Massello is located the stopover of Balsiglia 1.370 m, in the municipality of Massello.

Usseaux - Balsiglia

Villa di Rodoretto - Balsiglia

Balsiglia - Usseaux

Balsiglia - Perrero

Villa di Rodoretto, community of Prali

The Val Germanasca, very green and rugged, is today a genuine paradise hidden among inaccessible mountains. This valley is located in the western part of Piedmont, in the area of the Cottian Alps.

In this area is located the stopover Villa di Rodoretto 1.432 m, community of Prali.

Villa di Rodoretto - Balsiglia

Ghigo di Prali - Villa di Rodoretto (percorso alternativo)

Ghigo di Prali - Villa di Rodoretto

Ghigo di Prali

Valle Germanasca is located in the province of Torino and is a lateral valley of the Val Chisone.

The village that offers the greatest interest for tourists is Ghigo, community of Prali, where you will find the stopover Ghigo di Prali 1.455 m

Ghigo di Prali - Villa di Rodoretto (percorso alternativo)

Ghigo di Prali - Villa di Rodoretto

Rifugio Lago Verde - Ghigo di Prali

Massello

Valle Germanasca is a valley situated in the province of Torino, crossed by the river of the same name. The valley is a branch of the Val Chisone and along its course branches off into various lateral valleys, the most important of which being the vallone di Massello.

In this valley is located the stopover Massello 1.280 m.

 

Usseaux - Balsiglia

Villa di Rodoretto - Balsiglia

Balsiglia - Usseaux

Balsiglia - Perrero

Rifugio Lago Verde, municipality of Prali

Valle Germanasca is a Turinese valley, crossed by the river of the same name, and characterized by villages formed of ancient houses, where the ancient mountain traditions are still alive.

On the territory of the municipality of Prali is located the stopover Rifugio Lago Verde 2.583 m, , municipality of  Prali.

Rifugio Lago Verde - Ghigo di Prali

Villanova - Rifugio Lago Verde

La Monta, municipality of Ristolas (France)

The Queyras is a French region situated in the department of the Hautes Alpes. It represents the geographical extension of the river Guil, and therefore is sometimes also called Guil Valley. The region hosts the Queyras Natural Park. In this region is located the stopover di Ristolas 1.650 m.

Vaccera, municipality of Angrogna

Valle d’Angrona is a secondary ramification of the more important Val Pellice, carved out by the river of the same name, a small affluent of the stream Pellice. Valle d’Angrogna is characterized by woods of chestnut trees, beech trees and birches.

In the territory of the municipality of Angrogna is located the stopover of Vaccera 1.540 m.

Rifugio Granero, municipality of Bobbio Pellice

Valle Pellice is the most southern valley of the province of Torino and is named after the river that flows through it. It is one of the three Valli Valdesi (Waldensian Valleys).

In the territory of the municipality of Bobbio Pellice, is located the Rifugio Granero 2.377 m, municipality of Bobbio Pellice.

Villanova, community of Bobbio Pellice

Valle Pellice is the most southern valley of the province of Torino, its name comes from the river that flows through it and it is one of the three Valli Valdesi (Waldensian Valleys).

In this valley is located the stopover of Villanova 1.223 m, community of Bobbio Pellice.

Villanova - Rifugio Lago Verde

Grange del Pis - Villanova

Bobbio Pellice - Villanova

Rifugio Jervis, municipality of Bobbio Pellice

Valle Pellice is the most southern valley of the province of Torino. Its name comes from the river that flows through it, and it is situated in the centre of the Cottian Alps. A little longer than 20 km, it culminates with Monte Granero, on the border between Italy and France. In this area is located the stopover Rifugio Jervis 1.740 m, conca del Prà, municipality of  Bobbio Pellice.

Rifugio Sella, municipality of Crissolo

The Po Valley is a valley of the Cottian Alps carved out by the river Po. This valley is known for the presence of one of the most famous summits of the Alps, the Monviso, and the sources of the longest river in Italy, the river Po.

In this area is located the stopover Rifugio Sella 2.640 m, municipality of  Crissolo.

Rifugio Sella - Oncino - Ostana

Rifugio Sella - Pian del Re - Pian Melzé

Pontechianale - Rifugio Sella

Pian Melzè, municipality of Crissolo

The locality of Pian Melzé, an Occitan name that means Larch wood, is also known as Pian della Regina, situated in Valle Po, in the province of Cuneo. The Po Valley is carved out by the river Po before the latter enters the Padanian Plain.

In this area is located the stopover Pian Melzè 1.714 m, municipality of Crissolo

Pian Melzé - Grange del Pis

Crissolo - Pian Melzé (Pian della Regina)

Ostana - Pian Melzé

Rifugio Sella - Pian del Re - Pian Melzé

Chianale,  community of Pontechianale

Valle Varaita is a valley of the province of Cuneo, dominated bt the Monviso range and enriched by the presence of many alpine lakes, ancient hamlets and the Bosco dell’Alevè.

In this valley is located the stopover Chianale 1.797 m in the municipality of Pontechianale.

Forest, community of Pontechianale

Valle Varaita is a valley of the province of Cuneo. The symbol of the valley is the Monviso, the highest mountain of the Cottian Alps that reaches an altitude of 3,841 m.

In this valley is located the stopover Forest 1.614 m, community of Pontechianale.

Pontechianale - Rifugio Sella

Bellino - Pontechianale

Chiesa, community of Bellino

Valle Varaita is a valley of the province of Cuneo. The symbol of the valley is the Monviso, the highest mountain of the Cottian Alps that reaches an altitude of 3,841 m. The Monviso, the lakes, the ancient hamlets and the presence of the Bosco dell’Alevè (Alevè Wood), make Valle Varaita an appreciated destination for tourists.

In the territory of the community of Bellino is located the stopover of Chiesa 1480 m.

Elva - Bellino

Bellino - Pontechianale

Gilba, community of Brossasco

Valle Varaita is a valley of the province of Cuneo. The symbol of the valley is the Monviso, the highest mountain of the Cottian Alps that reaches an altitude of 3,841 m.

In this valley is located the stopover Gilba 1.169 m, community of Brossasco.

Rifugio Vallanta, municipality of Pontechianale

Valle Varaita is a part of the Italian Occitan valleys and represents one of the most precious heritages of our Alps. Enclosed by Val Maira and Valle Po, it is dominated by the imposing Monviso group that can be reached through many itineraries that are suitable for more or less experienced hikers.

In this area is located the stopover Rifugio Vallanta 2.450 m, municipality of Pontechianale.

Pagliero, community of San Damiano Macra

Valle Maira is an alpine valley in the province of Cuneo, about 45 km long and cut in half by the river from which its name derives: the Maira.

In this valley is located the stopover Pagliero 1015 m, community of San Damiano Macra.

Serre, community of Elva

The Vallone di Elva is a lateral valley to Valle Maira, crossed by the river with the same name. It is narrow in the first part, with gorges and narrow passages, while in the higher part it opens up in wide basins. Your eyes can wander from here toward the highest peaks of the Cottian Alps. This valley has rich traditions and is characterized by the Occitan language.

In this valley is located the stopover Serre 1.637 m, community of Elva.

Elva - Bellino

Bassura di Stroppo - Elva, Borgata Serre

Rifugio Barbara Lowrie, municipality of Bobbio Pellice

Valle Pellice is an alpine valley in the province of Torino. It is named after the river Pellice. It used to be called Valle di Luserna in the old days. The remarkable beauty of the landscape that characterizes Val Pellice, the hamlets, the woods, the forests, the mountains and little alpine lakes, together with the vicissitudes of the Waldensian people during the past centuries, constitute an excellent attraction for tourists who love mountains.

In this valley is located the stopover Rifugio Barbara Lowrie 1.753 m, municipality of Bobbio Pellice.

Grange del Pis - Villanova

Pian Melzé - Grange del Pis

Ussolo, community of Prazzo

Valle Maira takes is named after the river with the same name that flows all along it. The territories and peaks of the valley cross a great number of different geological formations that are identified by geological and petrological characteristics which are easily recognizable.

In this valley is located the stopover Ussolo 1.337 m, community of Prazzo.

Chiappera, community of Acceglio

Valle Maira is an alpine valley in the province of Cuneo and is named after the river Maira that flows through it.

In this valley you will find the stopover of Chiappera 1.661 m, community of Acceglio.

Chialvetta, community of Acceglio

The community of Chiavetta is located in the province of Cuneo and is the main community of the Vallone di Unerzio, a secondary valley of the Valle Maira.

In the territory of the community of Acceglio is located the stopover of Chiavetta 1.494 m.

Chialvetta - Saretto

Vernetti, community of Marmora

Valle Maira, also called Valle Macra, is situated in the province of Cuneo and is named after the river Maira that flows through it. Valle Maira offers many tourist attractions through its historical, artistic and naturalistic characteristics.

In this valley is located the stopover Vernetti 1.223 m, community of Marmora.

Palent, community of Macra

Valle Maira, also called Valle Macra, belongs to the province of Cuneo and is named after the river Maira. Its territory is characterized by the presence of stratifications that are very visible during excursions.

In this area is located the stopover Palent 1463 m, community of Macra.

Borgata Chiesa, municipality of Celle Macra

Valle Maira is an alpine valley of the province of Cuneo. Its name comes from the river Maira that flows all through it.

In this valley is located the stopover Borgata Chiesa 1.270 m, nel municipality of Celle Macra.

Santuario di San Magno, community of Castelmagno

Valle Grana is a valley of the province of Cuneo, situated between Valle Maira and Valle Stura di Demonte. Valle Grana, set between the Maritime Alps and the Cottian Alps, is the land of the famous and renowned Castelmagno cheese.

In the territory of the community of Castelmagno is located the stopover Santuario di San Magno 1.761 m.

Santuario di San Magno, community of Castelmagno

Santuario di San Magno, community of Castelmagno

Santuario di San Magno, community of Castelmagno

Santuario di San Magno, community of Castelmagno

Rifugio Talarico

Valle Stura is marked in the whole of its territory by the Stura river, that pours out of lago della Maddalena. The valley starts with gentle slopes in the first part, and is more rugged and typically alpine in the upper part. The original charm of the valley is constituted by its ancient alpine houses.

In this area is located the stopover Rifugio Talarico 1.712 m, municipality of Pietraporzio.

Rifugio Migliorero, municipality of Vinadio

Valle Stura di Demonte is a valley that follows the course of the river Stura di Demonte. Through this valley, that separates the Maritime Alps from the Southern Cottians, flows the river Stura.

In this area is located the stopover Rifugio Migliorero 2.100 m, municipality of Vinadio.

Sambuco

Valle Stura is set between the peaks that separate the Maritime Alps from the Cottian Alps and stretches along more than 60 km. Thanks to its climate and geographical position, the valley offers an exceptional variety of flower species. The valley offers tourists an environment that abounds in history, tradition and culture.

In Valle Stura there is the stopover Sambuco 1.184 m.

Strepeis, community of Bagni di Vinadio

The small town of Bagni di Vinadio is placed in the Vallone dei Bagni, on the side of the Stura di Demonte Valley, at 1,300 m. It is situated in the centre of the valley at the height of the confluence of the stream Ischiator and the river Corborant, in a raised position on a slope.

In this area is located the stopover Strepeis, frazione Bagni di Vinadio 1.281 m, municipality of Vinadio.

Sant’Anna, community of Vinadio

Valle Insciauda is a secondary valley of Valle Stura di Demonte which follows the course of the river Stura di Demonte. Its territory is entirely included within the province of Cuneo, between the Maritime Alps and the Cottian Alps. At its head is located the Maddalena pass, an important passage between France and Italy.

On the territory of the municipality of Vinadio, is located the stopover Sant’Anna 2.010 m, community of Vinadio.

Rifugio Malinvern, municipality of Vinadio

The Stura di Demonte Valley is a valley that follows the course of the river Stura di Demonte. Its territory is entirely included within the province of Cuneo, between the Maritime Alps and the Cottian Alps.

In this area is located the stopover Rifugio Malinvern 1.839 m, municipality of Vinadio.

Rifugio Questa, municipality of Valdieri

Valle Gesso belongs to the Maritime Alps. The valley is overlooked by high peaks, the first of which is the Argentera, and is characterized by precipitous ravines and splendid wild environments with a rich flora and fauna.

In the municipality of Valdieri is located the stopover Rifugio Questa 2.388 m.

Pontebernardo, community of Pietraporzio

Valle Stura di Demonte stretches over about 50 km following the course of the river Stura di Demonte. Its territory is entirely included in the province of Cuneo, between the Maritime Alps and the Cottian Alps.

In this area is located the stopover Pontebernardo 1.323 m, community of Pietraporzio.

Terme di Valdieri, municipality of Valdieri

Valle Gesso, in the province of Cuneo, is a valley of the Maritime Alps. It begins a little after the town of Borgo San Dalmazzo and continues toward Valdieri, where it divides into the deep valleys of Entracque and Terme di Valdieri. Because of its position inside the bend of the Alps, the valley has a rather complicated structure.

In this point of the Parco Naturale delle Alpi Marittime is located the stopover Terme di Valdieri 1.368 m, municipality of Valdieri

Rifugio Genova, municipality of Entracque

Valle Gesso is a valley of the Maritime Alps, characterized by the wide basin of the river Gesso. The valley belongs to the territory of the Maritime Alps and is overlooked by important summits, first of all the Argentera. Valle Gesso is characterized by splendid environments with a rich flora and fauna, the presence of which was decisive for the institution of the Parco delle Alpi Marittime, a protected area of the Piedmont Region that touches the Mercantour National Park on the French territory.

In this territory is located the Rifugio Genova 2.020 m, municipality of Entracque.

 

Rifugio Ellena – Soria, municipality of Entracque

Located in the Maritime Alps, Valle Gesso is named after the river that flows through it. In the XIII century, Occitan populations took refuge there and their cultural and linguistic traditions are still very evident to this day.

In the municipality of Entracque you will find the stopover Rifugio Ellena – Soria 1.840 m.

Trinità, municipality of Entracque

The territory of Valle Gesso is entirely included in the province of Cuneo. Valle Gesso extends along about thirty kilometres and is crossed by the wide basin of the river Gesso, extensively modelled by the action of the glaciers. This valley constitutes the “heart” of the Maritime Alps, where the main summits are situated, and is included within the area of the Maritime Alps Natural Park.

In this area is located the stopover Trinità 1.093 m, municipality of Entracque.

Palanfrè, municipality of Vernante

Valle Vermegnana is a valley of the Maritime Alps that is entirely contained within the territory of the province of Cuneo. The territory of the municipality of Vernante is a part of the Parco delle Alpi Marittime.

In this area is located the stopover Palanfrè 1379 m, municipality of Vernante.

Rifugio Garelli, municipality of Chiusa Pesio

Valle Pesio, in the heart of the Ligurian Alps, is named after the river Pesio which flows through its whole length. Valle Pesio is characterized by the beauty of its woods and the variety of its flora and fauna. It is overlooked by the Monte Marguareis, the highest peak of the Ligurian Alps, whose range is characterized by one of the most important carsic systems of the western Alpine arc.

In this area is located the stopover Rifugio Garelli 1.970 m, municipality of Chiusa Pesio.

Rifugio De Giorgio, municipality of Roccaforte Mondovì

The upper Valle Ellero is an area of high environmental quality. The area benefits from the nearby presence of the alta Valle Pesio e Tanaro natural park.

In this area is located the stopover Rifugio De Giorgio 1.761 m, municipality of Roccaforte Mondovì.

Rifugio Mongioie, municipality of Ormea

Valle Tanaro is traditionally considered as the connecting bridge between Piedmont and the Ligurian riviera. Its panorama is therefore characterized by a passage of landscape aspects, both from the morphological and naturalistical point of view.

In the municipality of Ormea you will find the stopover Rifugio Mongioie 1.550 m.