Lou Viage: Stage 11 Pietraporzio - Bagni di Vinadio

da Pietraporzio a Vinadio (11,60 km)
Highlights and tour details

From Pietraporzio you go up towards Pian della Regina on the easy former military road that runs through the Piz valley. A few metres beyond the second bridge and already in sight of the plateau, turn left into the Costis valley. The P25 trail sign indicates the road to follow that climbs steeply skirting the stream. You pass a water intake structure and reach some emergency bivouacs at an altitude of 1900 metres. The path continues at the bottom of the plateau, skirting a larch grove in a south-easterly direction, passing through the wood and coming out in view of the pass that you reach after a few hairpin bends. From Colletta Bernarda (2395 m) those who wish can reach the panoramic and flat peak of Monte Vaccia (2472 m) by following traces of the path, otherwise, you turn left from the pass and, slightly downhill, you reach a ruined former military shelter, where the P56 path from Sambuco joins the P25 mule track. From here, you descend following the GTA path with a series of windy paths towards the village of Luca, passing through Besmorello and finally reaching the hamlet of Bagni di Vinadio (1305 m). An invigorating dip in the thermal pools could be a worthy end to the hike.

Other information

Source: Unione Montana Valle Stura
Itinerary code: LVG
Recommended period: June - October
Classification: Provincial with high mountain development
Provinces crossed: Cuneo

Departure, arrival and municipalities crossed
12010 Pietraporzio (CN)
see on map
Bagni di Vinadio
12010 Vinadio (CN)
see on map
Si segnala che gli itinerari possono prevedere dei tratti in compresenza di traffico veicolare.
Le informazioni contenute nei percorsi non impegnano la responsabilità di autori e verificatori dei percorsi stessi.