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. Update : 23/09/16
Calculated time Calculated time: 6h20[?]
Distance Distance : 8.53mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 2740ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 3396ft
Highest point Highest point : 9154ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 6293ft
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°
Arrival Arrival : N 44.665859° / E 7.064615°
Map IGN Map (Click to buy) : Ref. 3637OT, 3637OTR
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Description

(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 : mi 0 - alt. 8579ft
1 : mi 0.25 - alt. 8497ft
2 : mi 1.89 - alt. 8967ft
3 : mi 2.96 - alt. 8921ft
4 : mi 5.77 - alt. 6293ft
A : mi 8.53 - alt. 7923ft

Useful Information

The descent to Vallenta valley is slippery in wet weather.

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

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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