Alta Via Canavesana: Stage 11 Frazione Bech Ingria - Frassinetto

da Ingria a Frassinetto (15,20 km)
Highlights and tour details

From the hamlet of Bech di Ingria reach the houses down to the end of the hamlet and then, in an easterly direction on flat ground, follow an underground pipeline to an iron bridge. Cross it and go up the opposite slope to the cart track, beyond the Verdassa torrent. Following it to the right and with a long flat section, you reach the hamlet of Berchiotto. From Berchiotto, climb left along a dirt road which goes passed a power tower. The trail rises gradually passing south of 1707 metres (characteristic tower clearly visible from below) and reaches Alpe Colli (1714 m, 1 hr. 30 min. from Berchiotto). Past the huts, passing near some rocks, continue the climb keeping slightly left and reaching Alpi Pian Gimente 1878 m. Continue, staying on the ridge, and reach close to Lake Quinzeina. The trail continues right with a gradual climb until it comes into view of the col between the two peaks of Quinzeina. From here, abandon the trail and climb left on tracks to the cross of Quinzeina nord at 2344 m (also called Croce di Frassinetto). (2 hours from Alpe Colli). From here, follow the ridge which on several ups and downs reaches the cross of Punta Quinzeina Sud (also called Cross of Santa Elisabetta 2231 m) and, always on the trail, descend crossing stony ground and grassy areas to reach the peak of Tre Denti 1738 m and then Colle di Pian Mungel 1645 m, at the junction between Santa Elisabetta (Colleretto Castelnuovo) and Chiapinetto (Frassinetto). From the junction Colle Pian Mungel (Tre Denti) 1645 m descend along a sheep track to the right, and then dirt road, in the middle of birch woods (power tower) to reach the Church of Santa Croce (Chiapinetto di Frassinetto) 1 hour and 15 minutes. From Chiapinetto, with its beautiful architecture with characteristic arcades and portals in stone, descend along a trail parallel to the paved road which passes inside a wing of houses and arrives to the centre of Frassinetto 1061 m, where it is possible to overnight in one of the many accommodation facilities present.

Other information

Itinerary code: AVC
Classification: Medium and low mountain provincial
Provinces crossed: Torino

Departure, arrival and municipalities crossed
Frazione Bech
10080 Ingria (TO)
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10080 Frassinetto (TO)
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