Trek around Monte Viso in 5 days, stage 4

This walk is part of the trek Trek around Monte Viso in 5 days.

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.

Technical sheet No. 4098726

A Oncino walk posted on 22/01/13 by Tamtraductions. Last update : 23/09/16
Calculated time Calculated time: 6h20 ?
Distance Distance : 13.72 km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 835 m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 1,035 m
Highest point Highest point : 2,790 m
Lowest point Lowest point : 1,918 m
Difficult Difficulty : Difficult
Back to starting point Back to starting point : No
Walking Walking
Area Area : Alps
Location Location : Oncino
Starting point Starting point : N 44.665439° / E 7.109413°
Ending point Ending point : N 44.665859° / E 7.064615°
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(D) From Gite Sella, take the downhill trail heading south.

(1) At the other end of the lake, leave the trail heading up towards bivouac and keep heading towards Passo Gallarino.
(2) At Passo Gallarino, go right due west south-west. After a nice little lake (3), start a long hike down towards the valley (some areas are very steep).
(4) At Vallanta Torrent, cross a footbridge, several metres further turning right to head north. Then head up the small valley reaching Refuge de Vallanta end of today's stage (A).

Waypoints :
D : km 0 - alt. 2,615 m
1 : km 0.41 - alt. 2,590 m
2 : km 3.04 - alt. 2,733 m
3 : km 4.76 - alt. 2,719 m
4 : km 9.28 - alt. 1,918 m
A : km 13.72 - alt. 2,415 m

Useful Information

The descent to Vallenta valley is slippery in wet weather.

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

During the walk or to do/see around

Opportunity to see the sunrise over plaine du Pô if you're up early enough. It's a magical moment with views far over la plaine du pô as the heat haze has not yet appeared. A few moments later the sunrise gives Monte Viso a golden shimmer. A sight for sore eyes.

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