Glorioso Rimpatrio dei Valdesi: Stage 1 Collle del Piccolo Moncenisio - Frazione San Giacomo

da Bramans (France) a Giaglione (14,73 km)
Highlights and tour details

From Colle del Piccolo Moncenisio, near the homonymous refuge in French territory, you can reach Col Clapier (2477 a.s.l.) with about a 2 hour walk in a terrain dominated on the right by the Denti d'Ambin massif, crossing the lake of Sevine. Then, once you reach Col Clapier, you descend along the Sentiero Balcone (Balcony Trail), ignoring the junction on the right to Rifugio Vaccarone. Leave the concrete shelter on the right, go down along the paved path and after some hairpin bends you will find a small barracks. Soon you are on the dirt track of Val Clarea (Sentiero Balcone) and you follow it down to the valley floor where, in a broadleaf forest environment, you reach the hamlet of San Giacomo di Giaglione. Alternatively, it is possible to continue towards Rifugio Vaccarone from Col Clapier and then follow the hike variant that ends at Rifugio Levi Molinari from where you intersect the second stage towards Salbertrand.

Points of interest

The French-Italian memorial stone at the border; the silk-like landscape of Val Clarea. Col Clapier is the oldest French-Italian pass, from which Hannibal apparently passed when he entered Italy.

Other information

Itinerary code: GRV
Phone coverage: partial
Access by public transport: Yes
Classification: Medium and low mountain provincial
Provinces crossed: Torino

Notes on public transport
The Lake of Moncenisio can be reached with the private taxi/shuttle service.
Giaglione can be reached with the private taxi/shuttle service.
Departure, arrival and municipalities crossed
Collle del Piccolo Moncenisio
Bramans (France)
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Frazione San Giacomo
10050 Giaglione (TO)
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