HIKING TOUR - VERMENAGNA AND GESSO VALLEYS - 10 DAYS

From Mid June to September 2019
Unforgettable hiking tour - 10 days...

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Sales price 1100,00 €




Description

UNFORGETTABLE HIKING TOUR 

VERMENAGNA AND GESSO VALLEYS

 

Itinerary
Period: from Mid June to September 2019

10 hiking days – 11 overnight stays
Treatment: half board (drinks excluded)
Luggage Transfer

DAY 1
ARRIVAL in Vermenagna Valley – dinner and overnight in a hotel in Vermenagna Valley

DAY 2 – 2 Itinerary ideas
a) Vernante -790 m – Vallone Ceresole

Difference in altitude – uphill: about 450 m
Walking time: about 3 hours
Difficulty: easy (paths and easy trails); route marked by notches and signs.

or

b) Vernante 790 m – Passo di Ceresole 1624 m - Vallone Ceresole
Difference in altitude – uphill: about 850 m
Walking time: about 5,5 hours
Difficulty: E (paths); route marked by notches and signs.

Points of interest: Vernante, Pinocchio’s village, deserves a stop for its more than 100 murals reproducing the drawings of Attilio Mussino, the first illustrator of Collodi’s book, who lived there the last part of his life. Here jackknives collectors can buy the famous vernantin made with steel blades, horn hilt and with a particular locking system. They are available in different sizes and for two different purposes: the straight one for personal use and the curved one for farm works.

Along the itinerary: chestnut forests, ancient villages, a Roman fountain.

DAY 3
Vallone Ceresole - Colletto Almellina 1481 m - Limone Piemonte 1013 m
(transfer by bus to the hotel in Limone Piemonte)

Difference in altitude – uphill: about 550 m
Walking time: about 3.30 hours; (possible variation from Colletto Almellina to Punta Mirauda 2155 m + 700 m Difference in altitude + 2,15 hours walking time)
Difficulty: average difficulty (paths and easy trails); route marked by notches and signs.

Points of interest: along the itinerary you can see one of the famous Chris Bangle Big Benches, landscapes, forests and ancient villages.
Limone Piemonte: the historic center, the parish church, the Ski Museum.

DAY 4
Limonetto 1500 m – Passo di Ciotto Mien 2274 m - Palanfrè 1372

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

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

DAY 5
Palanfrè 1372 m – Colle della Garbella 2173 m - Trinità di Entracque 1088 m – Gesso Valley

Difference in altitude – uphill: about 800 m
Walking time: about 5/6 hours
Difficulty: average difficulty (E) (paths and trails); route marked by notches and signs.

Points of interest: Gastronomy: traditional occitan dishes.
Along the itinerary: landscapes, limestone furrowed fields.

DAY 6
Overnight in Entracque.
REST DAY
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.

DAY 7
Terme di Valdieri 1370 m – Rifugio Valasco 1760 m – Laghi di Valscura 2274 m – Rif. Valasco 1760 m

Difference in altitude – uphill: about 900 m
Walking time: about 6.5 hours
Difficulty: avarage 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.

DAY 8
Rif. Valasco 1760 m – Colletto Valasco 2423 m – Laghi di Fremamorta 2356 m – Gias delle Mosche 1592 m – Terme di Valdieri 1370 m (from Gias delle Mosche to Terme di Valdieri on street).
Difference in altitude – uphill: about 700 m
Walking time: about 5.5 hours
Difficulty: average difficulty (E) (paths and mule tracks); route marked by notches and signs.

Points of interest: landscape on the Argentera Massif (west side), the lakes and the military road.

DAY 9 (2 ideas)
A) Terme di Valdieri 1370 m – Morelli-Buzzi Hut 2351 m – Colle Chiapous 2536 m – Lago Rovina 1536 m

Difference in altitude – uphill: about 1150 m
Walking time: about 6.5 hours
Difficulty: average difficulty (E) (paths and mule tracks); route marked by notches and signs.

B) Terme di Valdieri 1370 m – Morelli-Buzzi Hut 2351 m – Colle Chiapous 2536 m – Rifugio Genova 2009 m

Difference in altitude – uphill: about 1150 m
Walking time: about 5.5 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, il Lagarot di Lourousa, Lourousa glacier, il Corno Stella, Chiotas dyke.

DAY 10 (2 ideas)
A1) San Giacomo di Entracque 1250 m (Rifugio del Parco) – Rifugio Ellena-Soria 1840 m – San Giacomo di Entracque 1250 m

Difference in altitude – uphill: about 650 m
Uphill time: about 2.15 hours (4 round)
Difficulty: average difficulty (E) (paths and mule tracks); route marked by notches and signs.

B1) Rifugio Genova 2009 m – Colle di Fenestrelle 2462 m – San Giacomo di Entracque 1250 m

Difference in altitude – uphill: about 500 m
Walking time: about 5 ore
Difficulty: average difficulty (E) (paths and mule tracks); route marked by notches and signs.

Points of interest: Royal hunting lodge, monumental beeches, the waterfall. Wonderful view on the Gelas Massives.

DAY 11
San Giacomo di Entracque 1250 m (Rifugio del Parco) – Lago del Vei del Bouc 2042 m – San Giacomo di Entracque 1250 m

Difference in altitude – uphill: about 850 m
Uphill time: about 3 hours
Difficulty: average difficulty (E) (paths and mule tracks); route marked by notches and signs.

Points of interest: Royal hunting lodge, monumental beeches, the waterfall. Wonderful view on the Gelas Massives, “Piano del Rasur” and “del Vei del Bouc Lake”.

DAY 12
Breakfast and departure
(Possibility of Transfer to the first stage of the tour, in order to recover the car – Possibility of Transfer to the Airport)

We’ve chosen very good quality hotels, mountain huts and lodgings, in order to organize a very good stay.

The total price of the trip: starting from 1.100,00 € per person and includes:
11 overnights – HB TREATMENT (Drinks excluded)
Spa entry the first day in Vernante
Spa entry DAY 7 in Terme di Valdieri
Luggage transport service each day.

 

NB: you can request a customized package for the following itinerary.