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Usseglio – Balme

Trail typology


Elevation gain

1.400 m

Elevation loss

1.250 m

Total time

7.30 h

In the opposite direction

7.20 h

Usseglio 1265 m – Colle di Costa Fiorita 2500 m circa – Passo o
Ghicet Paschiet 2435 m – Balme 1450 m

The ascent to the Colle di Costa Fiorita crosses the wild and striking valley of Venaus. The path, which had not been used for years and was recuperated by the GTA, climbs up steep grassy mountain ridges and then over stony ground. It is therefore essential to follow the path because the grass is very slippery, especially when it is wet and when it is tall and dry (August, September); in the parts on stony ground be careful not to send stones down onto possible hikers below you.

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