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Location
Italy
PIEMONTE / Valle d'Aosta
BIELLA / Aosta
Piedicavallo / Sagliano Micca / Gaby / Issime
Valle Cervo / Monte Rosa
Riserva naturale del Mont Mars
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Stage point (start or end of stage)
Intermediate accommodation possibility
Summit
Pass
Town, village
Other locality

Catering
Doctor
Chemist
Bakery / grocery
Hardware / sports shop
Post
Bank / cash dispenser
Train
Coach
Taxi
Open automobile access

A Tarred or paved road
B Dirt track
C Mule trail
D Mountain trail
E Equipped trail (cables, ladders)
F No trail

Stroll / tourism (broad, non-exposed trail)
Hiking (mountain trail, in places narrow and exposed)
Alpine route (equipped or very exposed section, snow field, blocks)
D18 Piedicavallo » Issime
  |   6h15   |   18.1 km   |   2924 m   |   2986 m

From Piedicavallo the trail follows what used to be the main trade route linking the Piedmont to Aosta Valley via the Vecchia pass. The descent is via an old mule trail that has around 400 bends. The landscape consists of thick woods and patches of rhododendrons. There are still a large number of villages in typical Walser style.

Point Segment
Name Services Information Marking
Piedicavallo
1041 m
| D  7.5 km / 2h15
Rifugio della Vecchia
1811 m
| D  4.7 km / 1h10
Colle della Vecchia
2175 m
| D  2.8 km / 2h05
Tzendelabo (Gaby)
1020 m
| D  3.1 km / 0h45
Issime
958 m
Detailed route description
Natural and cultural heritage
Other long-distance trails and alternative routes
The route partly follows GTA stage 237.
Useful topographic maps
  • 9 ~ IGC IVREA, BIELLA E BASSA VALLE D'AOSTA (1: 50.000)
  • Monte Rosa ~ Kompass (1:50.000)
Useful guidebooks
  • Camminaitalia, Carnovalini, Cannobini, Valsesia ~ CAI-TCI (ISBN 1995)
  • Guida n° 3-Le valli del Monte Rosa ~ Le Guide dell'Escursionista (ISBN )
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Last update : 2013-07-16