Salbertrand – San Giuseppe di Mompantero
Salbertrand 1032 m – Eclause 1383 m – Combes 1227 m – San Colombano 1302 m – Cels 960 m – Ramà Sant’Antonio 980 m Giaglione (San Lorenzo) 710 m – San Giuseppe di Mompantero 540 m
This section can be walked for many months of the year and is of great cultural interest, with a itinerary halfway up the hill in Val di Susa (high above the state highway) that uses old abandoned mule tracks, some parts of secondary roads and the ancient “path of the Celts”. In a valley that is known only for its skiing resorts, the GTA itinerary avoids them and instead touches many ancient centres (immune to devastating building operations) in which the typical architecture and disposition of the houses offers features of remarkable beauty and interest. It is useful to plan several stops in the hamlets: this section without stopping in the villages would lose part of its meaning.