Hiking

Val Varaita Trekking: Stage 3 Frassino - Becetto

da Frassino a Sampeyre (11,40 km)
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Highlights and tour details

From the square of Frassino follow the asphalt road in the direction of Chiaronto and turn left to Peyracchia. The mule track leads to the village of Serre Superiore. Passing under the portico of the chapel of San Sebastiano, you cross the different hamlets always keeping to the right and reach the sanctuary of Madonna degli Angeli. Just before the building, the mule track starts on the right, shortly leading to the hamlet of Chiaronto, passing through the hamlet of Borgione. Once past the chapel of S. Antonio you cross the hamlet of Chiaronto. Leaving the votive shrine and the stone fountain on the right, follow the mule track uphill towards the hamlet of Ruera. Still following the path with the ruins of the hamlet Ruera behind you, take the path on the right after a few metres that goes up towards the meire (stone houses) of Colletto di Rore. After the shrine and before the fountain you take the path on the left, following it downhill to the sign Meira Paula with a fork on the right. A flat stretch follows as far as the meire where the homonymous refuge stands, which can be used as an intermediate stage place, and the forest track coming from the Rore valley ends. Following it for about 400 metres, there is a path on the left just before an evident clearing, which takes you through a beautiful beech wood to Sabbione. Following the asphalt carriage road along almost flat ground for a few hundred metres, we leave the fork on the left downhill that leads to Rore and, passing the houses of Vallone Ricchiardi and the chapel of S. Stefano, we reach the locality of Vallone Rostagno, where the road ends. Crossing the partly ruined centre, take the slightly downhill path on the right, following the signs, which crosses the Rio delle Combe in correspondence with a stone weir. After going up the opposite side and reaching the votive shrine of the "Gardetta", continue on the flat path to reach the church of S. Antonio di Dragoniere. After crossing the hamlet, take the asphalt road on the right uphill towards Serre and immediately leave it on the left, skirting the cemetery wall downstream in the direction of Rio Cantarane.  After crossing the small stream, continue uphill to shortly reach Becetto.

Tappe
Points of interest

The adventure trail of Chiaronto Le falesie dei Coup de Roure

Support points

Frassino (grocery stores-B&B-bars-room rentals-restaurants) Becetto (grocery stores-campsite-swimming pool-hotel-restaurants)

Accesso

you go back up the Valle Varaita as far as the village of Frassino. The itinerary starts from the right side of the main square

Other information

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

Departure, arrival and municipalities crossed
Departure
Frassino
12020 Frassino (CN)
Cuneo
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Arrival
Becetto
12020 Sampeyre (CN)
Cuneo
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