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Noasca- ceresole Reale
Gran Paradiso
P.N.Gran Paradiso
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Stage point (start or end of stage)
Intermediate accommodation possibility
Town, village
Other locality

Bakery / grocery
Hardware / sports shop
Bank / cash dispenser
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)
D28 Noasca » Ceresole Reale
  |   4h00   |   10.67 km   |   1021 m   |   573 m

This is a long stage, climbing Orco Valley to Ceresole Reale and its large artificial lake. It skirts around the southern end of the Gran Paradiso national park via a long series of roads, trails and dirt tracks, more or less at constant altitude, along the slopes of the valley. Half way along is the village of Noasca.

Point Segment
Name Services Information Marking
1058 m
| D  1.38 km / 0h40
Balmarossa di Sopra
1283 m
| D  2.91 km / 1h00
Borgo Vecchio
1575 m
| D  3.1 km / 1h20
Pra del Cres
2003 m
| D  3.28 km / 1h00
Ceresole Reale
1512 m
Detailed route description
Other long-distance trails and alternative routes
The trail partly follows the route of GTA stages 227 & 228.
Useful topographic maps
  • 3 ~ IGC Il Parco naturale del Gran Paradiso (1: 50000)
Useful guidebooks
  • Camminaitalia, Carnovalini, Cannobini, Valsesia ~ CAI-TCI (ISBN 1995)

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  • JeanCat - 2022-11-02
    Une étape sans grand intérêt et auberge quelconque à Noasca (plutôt prendre un car pour St Lorenzo où le gîte était fermé en 2021 mais on peut dormir et très bien manger à l'auberge locale)
  • Via Alpina International Secretariat - 2013-07-17
    WARNING! This stage is being modified, the map and passing points are correct, the times, descriptions and on-site markings will be updated shortly.
  • Friederike - 2012-02-13
    Der Weg zwischen St. Lorenzo und Noasca wurde Anfang Juli 2011 gereinigt.
    Automatic translation [Google]
    The road between St. Lawrence and Noasca was cleaned early July 2011.
  • Peter - 2011-09-12
    Die aussage von rousselle ist nicht korrekt. Zwischen st lorenzo und crusiner existiert ein weg (stand september 2011), der zwischen st lorenzo und sant anna auch gut zu gehen ist. Zwischen sant anna und coste ist der weg allerdings stark verwachsen.
    Automatic translation [Google]
    The expressive of Rousselle is incorrect. Between st lorenzo crusiner and there is a way (status as of september 2011), which is between st lorenzo and sant anna go well. Between sant anna and coste is gone but severely overgrown.
  • Martine Keller - 2011-06-16
    Dans le sens Ceresole Reale - San Lorenzo: (observation en juillet 2010)
    Sans problème, correctement balisé jusqu’à Noasca. Ensuite plus de chemin. Seul itinéraire, la route goudronnée (sans accotement) entre Noasca et San Lorenzo.
    Alternative : taxi, bus jusqu’à Rosone (uniquement en soirée) ou auto-stop.
    Si vous êtes à plusieurs le taxi est abordable : demander à l’épicerie, la vendeuse peut vous aider à trouver un taxi ou à l'office du tourisme s'il est ouvert.
    Automatic translation [Google]
    In the sense Ceresole Reale - San Lorenzo (observation in July 2010) No problem, correctly marked up Noasca. Then most of the way. Single route, the paved road (no shoulder) between Noasca and San Lorenzo. Alternative taxi, bus to Rosone (evenings only) or hitchhike. If you are the more affordable taxi: ask at the grocery store, the clerk can help you find a taxi or tourist if it is opened.
  • ROUSSELLE - 2010-01-04
    Le sentier entre Grusiner et San Lorenzo est fermé. Dans le sens Noasca SAN LORENZO, il faut donc suivre la route jusqu'à Rosone puis monter à San Lorenzo. Possibilité de bus entre Noasca et Rosone.
    Automatic translation [Google]
    The trail between San Lorenzo and Grusiner is closed. In the sense Noasca SAN LORENZO, we must follow the road until then Rosone up in San Lorenzo. Ability to buses between Noasca and Rosone.
Last update : 2013-05-29