Stretching for more than 50 kilometers (31 miles), Val di Susa is the perfect place for a via ferrata adventure. Various routes wind up craggy rock faces and into the imposing Alps. Get some altitude and a view on your next trip to Turin!
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Running from east to west in between the the Graian Alps in the north and the Cottian Alps in the south, Val di Susa is one of the longest valleys in all of Italy and as a result, boasts plenty of incredible via ferrata options from which to choose.
Among the most popular via ferrata options in the valley is the Orrido di Foresto, which takes climbers up along the walls of a narrow gorge in the valley. The highlights of the climb include passing by various waterfalls and natural pools.
Another popular option is the Sacra di San Michele, near Sant Ambrogio di Torino. This route is technically very easy but quite long. The route leads from the valley floor up to Mount Pirchiriano (962 meters/3,156 feet). The views from the top are breathtaking, however, and well-worth the 3 hours it takes to ascend.
During the climbing season, average daily temperatures in Val di Susa hover around 20 ºC (68 ºF) and decrease as one gains altitude. Summer is quite a wet time of year as well with an average of 50 to 80 millimeters (2 to 3.1 inches) of rain falling each month.
Any trip to Val di Susa will begin with a flight into Turin Airport (TRN). From here, it is possible to rent a car and drive to your final destination or take a bus.
June to October
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