Hiking

Sentiero delle Fortificazioni: Stage 3 Rifugio di Viviere - Rifugio CAI della Gardetta

da Acceglio a Canosio (11,74 km)
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Highlights and tour details

From the village of Viviere you go back up on a path until you cross the former military carriage road and reach the flat basin of Prato Ciorliero. Once here, you keep to the right along the well-known "Roberto Cavallero" itinerary which leads to the Carlo Emanuele I Barracks (Escalon shelter) and Colletta Vittorio (2522 m) from where you can reach Le Due Valli bivouac along the crest of La Repiatetta. Following long stretches of former military roads (partly interrupted by landslides) you reach in succession, Colle Oserot (2640 m), Passo Rocca Brancia (2606 m) and Passo della Gardetta (2440 m), from where you can admire an exceptional panorama: on the left the imposing bordering peaks (Oronaye, Brec and Aiguille de Chambeyron), and on the right the Gardetta plateau dominated by Rocca la Meja. The cart track shortly descends to Rifugio CAI della Gardetta below.

Stages
Points of interest

Military bunkers and small barracks along the route.
Barracks of Prato Ciorliero: winter shelters with dormitories, kitchens and stables. Caserma Vittorio Emanuele I (Shelter Escalon): a barracks used during the Second World War; some frescoes still remain inside

Support points

Mountain refuge RIFUGIO DI VIVIERE Borgata Viviere 3 - ACCEGLIO 0171-1936074 / 340-7447937 info@rifugiodiviviere.com - www.rifugiodiviviere.com Rifugio CAI LA GARDETTA Località Piano di Pianesio (2335m) - CANOSIO 348-2380158, 348-6626016 rifugio.gardetta@yahoo.it - www.rifugiogardetta.it Agriturismo LA MEJA Via Pianesio 1, Loc. Colle del Preit - CANOSIO 0171-998116 Winter contacts: 347-4342497 info@agriturismolameja.it - www.agriturismolameja.it

 
 
Access

Acceglio can be reached with your own means of transport or with the bus departing from Cuneo www.benese.it/orari-bus. Canosio is not reached by public transport. There is a 24-hour taxi service with baggage transport active all year round (Sherpabus) 348 8231477 - sherpabus@libero.it

Other information

Itinerary code: SFO
Phone coverage: Vodafone 85%
Recommended period: July - September
Historical interest: Yes
Access by public transport: Yes
Classification: Provincial with high mountain development
Provinces crossed: Cuneo

Notes on public transport
www.benese.it/orari-bus (Cuneo - Acceglio)
Departure, arrival and municipalities crossed
Departure
Frazione Viviere
Rifugio di Viviere
12021 Acceglio (CN)
Cuneo
see on map
Arrival
Pianoro di Pianezzo
Rifugio CAI della Gardetta
12020 Canosio (CN)
Cuneo
Please note that the routes may include some sections where there is traffic.
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