Trek Calcante: Stage 3 Frazione Tornetti - Frazione Crot (GTA stop-off point)

da Viù a Usseglio (16,90 km)
Highlights and tour details

Departing from the hamlet of Tornetti di Viù (1151 m) on path n. 131C, you enter a wooded area shortly after the pastures and continue until you firstly reach the village of Balma (1175 m), a typical charming place of the Valle di Viù and then the village of Pessinea (995 m), famous for its characteristic fountains. Then, on a wooded path along the hillside you reach the little church of the Madonna della Consolata (974 m) with a panoramic view of the valley. Continuing downhill you arrive in the hamlet of Forno di Lemie (848 m) where there is the Chapel of San Giulio, the oldest of the Lanzo Valleys. Along path 131A, heading west in a pleasant beech wood, you reach the hamlet of Villa di Lemie (895 m) and then the centre of Lemie (952 m). After passing through the village, you will climb up to the hamlet of Villaretti (1149 m) and enjoy a visit to the Lemie waterfalls. From Villaretti, along the trail n. 131 you reach Case Inversigni (1236 m), then Case Grangelle (1308 m) and after a stretch on the hillside in the woods you meet the little church of San Desiderio (1316 m) on the border of Usseglio. From here, continuing along path n. 131B, the wide valley of Usseglio opens up with the numerous villages and hamlets that form the inhabited settlement. One of them is the hamlet of Crot (1298 m) where there is a GTA stop-off point accommodation facility.

As an alternative, there are many hotels that are easily reachable and open all year round in the municipality of Usseglio. The stage can be enjoyed further by a visit, in the Municipality of Usseglio, to the Arnaldo Tazzetti Alpine Museum which promotes the study, protection and enhancement of the local mountain area and its historical-environmental heritage.


Points of interest

At  Viù: Chapel of Madonna della Neve (heart of Pascheretto, one of the two original residential areas of the town, initially formed by the houses grouped together around the Parish church - the Paschero - and that of the straits around Madonna della Neve), base of "Carlo Falchero" press 2nd century BC. (it is the oldest monumental find in Viù. In recent times, it formed the base of a press for pressing walnuts, from which the oil was obtained, in Mulini di Tuberghengo and belonged to Carlo Falchero. Recent studies carried out by the Superintendence for the Archaeological Heritage of Piedmont, have shown that the three figures chiselled into the rock do not represent the three millers, once owners of the mill, but the three mothers, or matrons who, in Celtic culture, presided over the life of man and who, in fact, find correspondence in the Greek Moirai and in the Latin Parcae), the historic single-span bridges (are one of the most characteristic architectonic elements of the territory, with structural characteristics very similar to ancient Roman bridges. The most interesting include that of Mulini Ninìn, that of the Fucine, that of the old mule track for Venera, that of Torretta, not far from Richiaglio, that of Mulini di Cramoletti). In Lemie: Parish church of San Michele Arcangelo, the Sanctuary of Madonna degli Olmetti, Chapel of Santa Sindone, Lemie Waterfalls. In Forno di Lemie: Chapel of San Giulio (the oldest of the Lanzo Valleys). 

Support points

Hotel Restaurant La Furnasa Via XXIV Maggio 16, 10070 Usseglio +39 0123 83747 - +39 0123 83788 furnasa@libero.it www.ristorantehotelfurnasa.com.

Other information

Source: CAI Lanzo
Itinerary code: TKC
Recommended period: From May (June if there is a lot of snow above 2000 m) to October.
Historical interest: Yes
Disabled facilities: No
Classification: Medium and low mountain provincial
Provinces crossed: Torino

Departure, arrival and municipalities crossed
Frazione Tornetti
10070 Viù (TO)
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Frazione Crot (Posto Tappa GTA)
10070 Usseglio (TO)
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