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Usseglio - Bussoleno - Mompantero

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A Tarred or paved road
B Dirt track
C Mule trail
D Mountain trail
E Equipped trail (cables, ladders)
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D32 Usseglio » Rifugio Riposa
  |   7h25   |   23.2 km   |   1853 m   |   940 m

From Usseglio a road leads to Margone, in the upper Viù valley. The stage then follows the route of the old Decauville railway to Malciaussia, on the shores of the lake. Over the Croce di Ferro pass is Susa valley. The trail crosses at constant altitude to Alpe Arcella and then to the Riposa hut, at the foot of Rocciamelone.

Point Segment
Name Services Information Marking
1266 m
| A  3.6 km / 1h00
1428 m
| D  7.1 km / 2h05
Lago di Malciaussia
1791 m
| D  4.7 km / 2h10
Colle della Croce di Ferro
2511 m
| D  4.3 km / 1h10
Alpe Arcella
2015 m
| D  3.5 km / 1h00
Rifugio Riposa
2179 m
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  • robert - 2014-07-10
    Petite erreur , il s'agit de l'Alpe Truc 1706m
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Small mistake, it is the Alpe Truc 1706m
  • robert - 2014-07-10
    Eté 2014 , le refuge Risposa était fermé . Descendre à l'Alpe Toglie
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Summer 2014, the refuge was closed Risposa. Down to Alpe Toglie
  • Bruno Michel - 2013-07-30
    Auf dieser Route ist Vorsicht geboten. Ich wurde von 5 Hunden davon drei grosse Hirtenhunde attakiert und gebissen. Ort kurz vor dem Croce di Ferro Pass.
    Automatic translation [Google]
    On this route, caution is advised. I was attacked and bitten by 5 dogs of three large Shepherd dogs. Place pass shortly before the Croce di Ferro.
  • tarjako - 2013-07-21
    From Usseglio it is possible to call to Rifugio Vulpot and they pick you up! Stayed there one night this week, recommended! The old mulattiera from Vulpot to colle Croce Ferro is great to walk. Just down the colle on the other side is another Rifugio whose contact info I've mislaid. Open from middle of July till end of August, on weekends in September. Reservation by phone or e-mail recommeded.
  • Sabine Bade - 2013-02-26
    Am Lago di Malciaussia fehlen die Infos zum Rifugio Vulpot:
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Lago di Malciaussia the information to Rifugio Vulpot missing: Sabine
  • Sabine_Bade - 2009-09-20
    Telefonnumer Rifugio La Riposa: 338 8444507
    Automatic translation [Google]
    The Rifugio Telefonnumer Riposo: 338 8444507
Last update : 2013-06-14