Prati del Vallone – Pontebernardo
Anello delle Valli Stura Maira e Varaita
Prati del Vallone 1712 m – Colle di Stau 2500 m – Rio di Forneris 1888 m – Colletto a sud dei Becchi Rossi 2235 m – Murens 1567 m – Pontebernardo 1322 m
This section is a bit long but not too tiring thanks to the good mule tracks which enable you to overcome considerable altitude gaps without any excessive strain on the legs.
The landscape is very interesting with remarkable glimpses of the upper Valle Stura and the Stura-Maira watershed. Rich flora, especially in the first part of the itinerary, and fauna.
In addition to this, the itinerary crosses one of the most important fortified complexes of the western Alpine arc.