The Crosenna Alp – Valpréveyre

A Bobbio Pellice walk posted on 14/09/15 by bernardino. Update : 14/12/17

This walk is part of the trek The Queyras circuit - Val Pellice.

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.

Technical sheet
Calculated time Calculated time: 5h00[?]
Distance Distance : 9.47km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 953m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 732m
Highest point Highest point : 2539m
Lowest point Lowest point : 1638m
Difficult Difficulty : Difficult
Back to starting point Back to starting point : No
Walking Walking
Areas Areas : Alps, Queyras
Location Location : Bobbio Pellice
Starting point Starting point : N 44.802219° / E 7.035987°
Arrival Arrival : N 44.812206° / E 6.967622°
Map IGN Map (Click to buy) : Ref. 3637OTR


Start at the Crosenna Alpe shelter (D). Head south-west passing by the path on the right goes directly to the Col de Malaure that was taken 2 days before. Cross the Crosenna then undertake a steady rise into the woods, then walk alongside it before descending slightly to cross one of the GR58 route variants.

(1) Turn right onto the GR route with Red and White markings and start an easy climb via the Comba dell Urina ending at the Col d’Urine.

(2) Cross the well-marked border at marker No. 45, and continue on a beautiful alpine downhill path keeping to the GR58 to reach the Bergerie sous Roche crossroads.

(3) Leave the GR that goes on the left and turn right on the right path that in the distance runs along the right bank of the Ruisseau d’Urine as far as the bridge.

(4) Cross this and continue on the downward path, come back to the first bridge of the day, the chapel and the car park.

Waypoints :
D : km 0 - alt. km 0 - Alpe Crosenna
1 : km 3.27 - alt. km 3.27 - Crossroads of the GR58
2 : km 5.36 - alt. km 5.36 - Col d'Urine
3 : km 6.76 - alt. km 6.76 - Bergerie sous Roche
4 : km 8.81 - alt. km 8.81 - Bridge over Ruisseau d’Urine
A : km 9.47 - alt. km 9.47

Useful Information

Standard itinerant backpacker equipment.

We advise taking IGN maps with you on this walk. Click here to buy : 3637OTR.

Click here to see how to reach the starting point.

Hikideas and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

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During the walk or to do/see around

If you keep your wits about you, and you happen to be passing through at the right time, you might spot the striking black Lanza’s alpine salamander. It can be seen in the woods above the Crosenna alps.

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