ITINERANT TOUR - GESSO VALLEY - 8 DAYS

From Mid June to September 2019
An itinerant hiking tour, discovering the beauties of the Gesso and Vermenagna valleys!

Colle di Fenestrelle. Foto G. Bernardi
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Sales price 629,00 €




Description

HIKING TOUR –  GESSO AND VERMENAGNA VALLEYSS

 

PERIOD: MID JUNE TO SEPTEMBER 2019

ITINERARY

1st Day
Arrival in Terme di Valdieri (Gesso Valley) – Dinner and overnight in Terme di Valdieri. *
(Possibility of parking the car in Terme di Valdieri)

2nd Day
Terme di Valdieri 1370 m – Laghi di Valscura 2274 m – Rif. Valasco 1760 m – Terme di Valdieri 1370 m
(Dinner and overnight in Terme di Valdieri)

Difference in altitude – uphill: about 1.000 m
Walking time: about 6.0 hours
Difficulty: average difficulty (E) (paths and mule tracks); route marked by notches and signs

Points of interest: The Thermal baths of Valdieri, “Bela Rosin” royal house, Valderia Botanic Garden, Park Visitor Centre.
Along the itinerary: landscapes, ex military road and “Piano del Valasco” with the hunting lodge, Valasco waterfall, alpine lakes.

3rd Day
Terme di Valdieri 1370 m – Gias delle Mosche 1592 m - Laghi di Fremamorta 2356 m – Pian della Casa 1760 m – Gias delle Mosche 1592 - Terme di Valdieri 1370 m (from Gias delle Mosche to Terme di Valdieri on street).
(Dinner and overnight in Terme di Valdieri.)

From Terme di Valdieri you could reach Gias delle Mosche by your own car (5/6 km) or on foot (about 45 minutes). The same on your way back from Gias delle Mosche to Terme di Valdieri.

Difference in altitude – uphill: about 700 m
Walking time: about 5.0 hours
Difficulty: average difficulty (E) (paths and mule tracks); route marked by notches and signs.

Points of interest: breathtaking view on the Argentere Massif (west slope), five wonderful lakes, the military road.
Possibility to observe chamois and other fauna.

*3 nights - Accommodation in Terme di Valdieri

Thermal Area access included (inside the Hotel).


4th Day
Terme di Valdieri 1370 m –Morelli-Buzzi Hut 2351 m - Terme di Valdieri 1370 m
FROM HERE TRANSFER TO TRINITA DI ENTRACQUE –
(Dinner and overnight in hotel/lodging in Trinità di Entracque)

Difference in altitude – uphill: about 1000 m
Walking time: about 5.0 hours (climb and descent)
Difficulty: average difficulty (E) (paths and mule tracks); route marked by notches and signs.

Along the itineray: Lourousa Lake, Lourousa canal and the north-east wall of the Corno Stell.
Possibility to see ibex and chamois.
At the shelter you can eat excellent dishes.

5th Day –REST DAY (OPTIONAL)
(Dinner and overnight in hotel/lodging in Trinità di Entracque)

Possible visit to Men and Wolves Wildlife Centre opened in 2010 in Entracque, (by bus or on foot – walking time – 1,15 hour).

Men and Wolves Wildlife Centre
The "Men and Wolves Wildlife Centre" is the first entirely dedicated to the wolf in the italian Alps. Some of the themes in the visitor centre in Casermette (Entracque) are: thow the animals arrived here, the lifestyle of herds, the hunting and the fascinating story of the young wolf, named Ligabue, that has been followed during his journey from the Parma Apennin to the Maritime Alps. The centre has a eight hectar big fenced area, where some wolves are temporarily living and recovering after being captured, but will be released as soon as possible. There is also another visitors' centre in the village of Entracque, which can be easily reached by a bus (included in the price), on foot or by bike. This centre is dedicated to the relationship between humans and wolves: it starts its story with ancient Roman myths, and it ends with the comic character called Lupo Alberto. The two sections can be visited independently: the visit of each of them requires about one hour.

6th Day
Trinità di Entracque 1088 m - Colle della Garbella 2173 m - Palanfrè 1372 m
Luggage Transfer
(Dinner and Overnight in hotel in Palanfré)

Difference in altitude – uphill: about 1.100 m
Walking time: about 3.30 hours (climb) + 2.15 hours (descent)
Difficulty: average difficulty (E) (paths and trails); route marked by notches and signs.

Points of interest: landscape (about 1 hour walk: the beautiful waterfall and the giant's muffler crossed by the medieval Souffiet bridge).
Gastronomy: traditional occitan dishes.

Along the itinerary: landscapes, limestone furrowed fields.

7th Day
Palanfrè 1372 - Passo di Ciotto Mien 2274 m - Limonetto 1500 m
Luggage Transfer
(Dinner and Overnight in hotel in Limonetto)

Difference in altitude – uphill: about 950 m
Walking time: about 5/6 hours (3 hours climb – 2.15 hours descent)
Difficulty: average difficulty (E+) (paths and trails); route marked by notches and signs.

Points of interest: gastronomy: traditional occitan dishes.
Along the itinerary: views with the chance to see the sea, alpine lakes, Palanfrè Wood, near Vernante, a protected area that is part of the Natural Park of Maritime Alps

8th Day
Limonetto 1500 m – Colle di Tenda 1871 m- Forte Pernante 2114 - Limonetto 1500 m

Difference in altitude – uphill: about 650 m
Walking time: about 2 hours (climb) + 1,30 hours (descent)
Difficulty: easy - (paths and trails); route marked by notches and signs.

Along the itinerary: landscapes with the possibility of seeing the sea, Roman road, the nineteenth-century fortifications.

Possibility of dinner and overnight in Limonetto and the following morning transfer to Terme di Valdieri, in order to take your car or  when you arrive (without dinner and overnight) transfer to Terme di Valdieri in order to take your car.

 

PRICE PER PERSON: starting from 629,00 €

- 7 overnight stays in HB treatment (half board- drinks excluded)
- Thermal Area access included (first 3 days in Terme di Valdieri)
- Luggage transfer + people transfers

Possible Extra night in Limonetto - last day.