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Trek around Monte Viso in 5 days, stage 4
Distance13.72km Vertical gain+835m Vertical drop-1035m Duration5h55 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Oncino - Province de Cuneo

This stage gives you a frontline view over Monte Viso on one side and Pô prairie (plaine du Pô) on the other. Then a climb through Vallanta's small green valley.

Trek around Monte Viso in 5 days, stage 2
Distance10.82km Vertical gain+1138m Vertical drop-428m Duration5h50 Very difficult Very difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Bobbio Pellice - Province de Torino

The second stage of our trek around Monte Viso starts with a hike through green foliage at the bottom of the valley. Then a passage through beautiful alpine pastures near a delightful little lake. Stunning view point at Col Sellière.

Trek around Monte Viso in 5 days, stage 5
Distance15.01km Vertical gain+425m Vertical drop-1137m Duration5h20 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Pontechianale - Province de Cuneo

Beautiful stage, green at first, covered by neve at the pass then very floral in Guil Valley.

Distance14.61km Vertical gain+870m Vertical drop-1796m Duration6h15 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Prali - Province de Torino

2nd stage is entirely in Italy allowing you to walk alongside the many military buildings that protect the nearby border. The long descent before the shelter lets you enjoy the Italian pastures that appear much greener than the French. This is due to the more abundant moisture from this side of the border.

Walking Croce Chabriere (Download : PDF)
Croce Chabriere
Distance8.11km Vertical gain+911m Vertical drop-902m Duration4h30 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Bardonecchia - Province de Torino

Above Bardonecchia, this cross has a particularly striking view of the winding road connecting the exit from the Fréjus tunnel to the Italian cities, beginning with Turin.

Distance13.65km Vertical gain+1148m Vertical drop-1120m Duration6h40 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Acceglio - Province de Cuneo

Last stage of this trek around Chambeyron mountain range, taking you back to France through Col de Sautron. You'll find yourself in superb wildlife setting when arriving at the pass.

Trek around Monte Viso day 4: Refuge Vallanta - L'Echalp
Distance14.55km Vertical gain+487m Vertical drop-1190m Duration5h20 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Pontechianale - Province de Cuneo

This stage involves a pass with neves and crossing Refuge du Viso high berm then Guil valley.

Trek around Monte Viso day 2: Refuge Granero - Refuge Quintino Sella
Distance16.02km Vertical gain+1713m Vertical drop-1455m Duration8h40 Very difficult Very difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Bobbio Pellice - Province de Torino

Quite a long high mountain stage today, set in a mineral landscape passing through "les sources du Pô" and near beautiful mountain lakes. Exploring the north-east side of Monte Viso (3841m) will be the highlight.

Trek around Monte Viso day 3: Refuge Sella Quintino - Refuge Vallanta
Distance12.57km Vertical gain+762m Vertical drop-969m Duration5h25 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Oncino - Province de Cuneo

Italian stage through wild upper valleys and rocky wasteland, scattered by beautiful mountain lakes, consistantlyaround Monte Viso.

Distance9.47km Vertical gain+953m Vertical drop-732m Duration5h00 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Bobbio Pellice - Province de Torino

3rd and last stage of this Franco-Italian circuit. It meets with a variation of the Queyras circuit above the Jervis Refuge to reach Valpréveyre by the Col d’Urine.