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Anello delle Valli Valdesi (AVV) - Val Pellice

Torre Pellice (119,00 km)
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Highlights and tour details

The itinerary is a ring-route over 8 stages, through the municipalities of Angrogna, Bobbio Pellice, Rora', Torre Pellice and Villar Pellice for a total length of about 120 km. It is a hiking trail of high naturalistic and environmental value that can be accessed from each of the municipalities concerned, as well as left to reach the centre of the individual villages, where to find answers to questions of a historical and cultural nature and stay in the accommodation facilities to taste the typical local products. Many of these paths are in fact strongly connected with local history: the Waldensian history of which these mountains have been the scene for centuries, the connections with France to ensure commercial exchange, and the Resistance during the Second World War. The mountain environment with its agricultural vocation, also characterised by little contact with the cities and the plain, has favoured the permanence of ancient traditional and cultural aspects. The popular traditions, the customs, the way of living and relating with the surrounding environment have ancient origins, and the cultural, religious and linguistic variety of the territory translates into a heritage of traditions that makes these valleys a land very rich in forms of expression. There are several museums in the area that testify to the various aspects that have characterised the culture of the valleys.

The itinerary, which is mostly on GTA trails, and others in the Piedmont Region hiking network, is connected at several points with long and medium distance routes registered in the National Trail Register, with cross-border itineraries, and with thematic routes that last a few hours, which have a clear educational purpose, are well equipped, suitable for all, and have functional accommodation areas.

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Points of interest

Mine and "Pietra del Dau", Bars d'la Tajola (1139m), Castelluzzo, Pra Ciabert fountain (1330m), summit of Mount Vandalino, Temple of Pradeltorno, Barma Monastira, Barma dl'Ours, Ca d'la Pais, Colle Vaccera, oc. Bagnoou, Monte Gran Truc, Colle dell'Infernet, locality of Giournalet, Rocca Chabert, Gran Guglia di Giussarant, Colle Giulian, Col Bancet (panoramic viewpoint), military structures in the Col Content, locality of Barricate, Conca del Prà, Pian Sineive, Lago Lungo, Lago Nero, Colle Manzol, Grange del Pis waterfall, military structures in the locality of Pralapia and the village of Fautet, Punta del Fin, S. I.C. of Pian Prà, Rocca Bera

 

Support points

Hotel Centro, Rifugio Agrituristico Barfè, Bivacco Alpe Vandalino, Rifugio Jumarre, Rifugio vaccera, agriturismo Monte servin, Bivacco Alpe Caugis , Bivacco Giulian, Rifugio Cruello, Agriturismo Alpe Crosenna, Rifugio Willy Jervis, Rifugio Ciabot del Prà, Agriturismo Catalin, Rifugio Battaglione Alpini Monte Granero, Rifugio Barbara Lowrie, Agriturismo La Palà, Ristorante Koliba, Agriturismo Sibourgh, Agriturismo Costa Lurens

Accesso

To reach the start stage and end stage of the itinerary departing from Turin: reach Pinerolo and continue to Torre Pellice, once arrived continue on  following the signs for the town hall. As regards the intermediate stages, it is possible to get close to or cross the itinerary by own means from: Sea di Torre, Vaccera, Pradeltorno, Villanova, Barbara Lowrie Refuge, La Palà Refuge, Pian Prà. 

Other information

Source: Unione Montana del Pinerolese
Itinerary code: AVV
Phone coverage: Coverage varies along the route, depending on the exposure; it is recommended to viewthe details of the individual stages
Recommended period: The best period to travel the whole itinerary is summer. Only some stages can be travelled in spring and in autumn while the two routes can be travelled in winter
Historical interest: Yes
Devotional interest: Yes
Access by public transport: Yes
Classification: Medium and low mountain provincial
Provinces crossed: Torino

Notes on public transport
The departure and arrival stage of the itinerary can be reached by departing from Turin: you can take the bus from Porta Nuova railway station to Pinerolo and then change to Torre Pellice, or take the train from Porta Susa railway station and take the bus from Pinerolo station. Once you arrive at Torre Pellice station, follow the signs for the town hall (municipio).
Departure, arrival and municipalities crossed
Departure and arrival
Via Repubblica, 1
Municipio di Torre Pellice
10066 Torre Pellice (TO)
Torino
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Accommodations and services

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La Draio
Torino | Bed & Breakfast
La Draio
Ciao! We are Irene, Stefano, Maria and Francesco and we are all suffering from the same extraordinary travellers’ disease, which has always prompted us to look far ahead. During our many travels, we have often stayed in Bed & Breakfasts, a formula we are enthusiastic about because it has allowed …
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Stefano Bologna
Torino | Nature guides
Stefano Bologna
Mountain hikes with small groups. Multi-day trekking along the itineraries of the Western Alps. Hiking and walks to discover Alpine environments. Assistance of guides along the route of the Glorious Repatriation of the Waldensians.
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