Enjoy 4 days in the wild alpine environment of the Lanzo valleys in a hut to hut hiking tour with Emanuele, UIMLA certified mountain leader.
Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Join me in this hut to hut tour in the Lanzo valleys, in northwestern Piedmont, in Italy.
This route between the Ala di Stura valley and the Viù valley will take us through high hills. From there, we can admire the high Lanzo Valleys with its 3500 m peaks. The environment is wild and rich. In fact, we can find water in the form of waterfalls, glacial lakes and artificial lakes.
Besides, we will be in a setting with a rich story. Indeed, the trails we take remind us of the ancient communication paths. Therefore, we will observe the different ways in which the territory was used: woods, pastures, villages, dams and refuges. They tell us the story of a culture that hasn't disappeared yet.
Furthermore, we may spot wild animals like the alpine ibex, marmots and chamois. With some luck, we will also see eagles and the bearded vulture.
Below you can find the daily program. If you find it tempting, please contact me so we can plan this trip together!
And if you want to discover even more of Italy in another hiking tour, you can check out this one around Monviso.
- Guiding fee
We leave from the small hamlet of Margone, in the Usseglio municipality. We follow the path through pastures and woods until we reach the route of the old railway Decauville. We follow the path along the railway until a trail that takes us up to the Amas valley. We spend the night at the Cibrario refuge (2616 m).
We follow the trail uphill to the Strait of Altare (2902 m) then down to the Rossa lake (2691 m), a beautiful panoramic point. In this semi-artificial basin we can spot small icebergs at the beginning of the season. We then continue to the Gastaldi refuge (2659 m), on the slopes of the Bessanese peak.
We will go through two passes, where we find two small alpine glacial lakes. Upon reaching the narrow Strait of Mangioire (2764 m), we go down along the beautiful Valley of Saulera until the Pian della Mussa. Finally we reach the Balme village.
We go up through the wild Servin valley with green lakes and the Gandolfo bivouac. Then we continue up to the Paschiet pass (2434 m), offering a breathtaking panorama. Finally, we have a long walk down to the Usseglio village.
Duration: 7 hs
- Cibraro refuge - Gastaldi refuge
My name is Emanuele but everyone calls me Lele. I live in the heart of Piedmont, in northwestern Italy, near Turin.
I am a mountain leader and a mountain bike teacher.
My passions are rock climbing, freeskiing and cycling. In other words, simply wilderness and nature.
My favourite playground is the Alps. While in winter I look for fresh snow, during the summer I like hiking, cycling and climbing in the valleys.
I also love exploring the world in search of new adventures.
I'm waiting for you to go on the next adventure together!
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Aug 23, 2022
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