Val Varaita Trekking: Stage 10 Melle - Santuario di Valmala

da Melle a Valmala (10,10 km)
Highlights and tour details

From the centre of Melle take the direction of Via Crosa. After about 1 km in the direction Comba, you arrive at the crossroads of Meire. Go to the left and, continuing for about 3 km on sloping ground, you reach Bric Pissetta. Keeping to the left, you arrive in the little village of Chiabreri  
 after about 500 metres.  Keep left when leaving the village to arrive in the village of Gianleure. Going down along the asphalt road you arrive near Chiappellino. Turning right at the votive pillar about 100 metres before the village, take the old mule track that leads to Botta. From there you return along the carriage road and continue towards the villages of Chiuffran, Spert and finally Arvatti, where the asphalt road becomes a dirt road. Continuing on, you come across the villages of Ariola and Novaira Superiore, finally reaching the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Mercy in Valmala.

Points of interest

Sanctuary of Valmala; Chapel of Chiot Martin with frescoes by the Biazaci brothers, painters from Busca (XV century); fresco of the Holy Trinity in Melle (XV century)

Support points

Melle centre -Valmala sanctuary


From Strada Provinciale della Valle Varaita road, follow directions for Melle

Other information

Source: Unione Montana Valle Varaita
Itinerary code: VVT
Recommended period: spring-summer-autumn
Devotional interest: Yes
Access by public transport: Yes
Classification: Medium and low mountain provincial
Provinces crossed: Cuneo

Notes on public transport
Departure, arrival and municipalities crossed
12020 Melle (CN)
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Santuario di Valmala
12020 Valmala (CN)
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