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France / Italy
PIEMONTE / Rhone-Alpes
Torino / Savoie
Novalesa / Lanslebourg Mont-Cenis - Bramans
Val Cenischia / Val Cenis

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Bakery / grocery
Hardware / sports shop
Bank / cash dispenser
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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)
D34 Rifugio Stellina » Refuge du Petit Mont Cenis
  |   5h20   |   18.4 km   |   245 m   |   602 m

The stage runs through the Lake Moncenisio area. The landscape is stunning as are the views. It is an important area too for having been the site of many battles over the ages. After walking on the ridge along the border, the trail descends on French terrain to the abandoned hamlet of Grand-Croix before running alongside the banks of the lake and reaching the Petit Mont-Cenis hut. This leg is practicable by mountain bike, too from Gran Croix (Lake of Mont Cenis) to Col Clapier.

Point Segment
Name Services Information Marking
Rifugio Stellina
2567 m
| D  1.9 km / 0h50
Alpe Tour
2121 m
| D  3.2 km / 0h50
Stèle Les Pierres Blanches
2188 m
| D  2.2 km / 0h35
X N6
1940 m
| A  1 km / 0h15
Grand Croix
1877 m
| B  2.7 km / 0h55
Fort de Variselle
2106 m
| B  5.4 km / 1h15
Chapelle Saint-Barthelemy
2020 m
| B  2 km / 0h40
Refuge du Petit Mont Cenis
2110 m
Detailed route description
Natural and cultural heritage
Other long-distance trails and alternative routes
Tour 2000: the trail runs along the ridge at the top of Val di Susa valley above the right bank of the Dora Riparia torrent. A number of trails lead from the French border to military forts above the Moncenisio dam: the Variselle fort, Patacreuse and Roncia. Climbs to: Pointe du Lamet; Pointe du Ronce.
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  • FX - 2023-10-14
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  • Segretariato internazionale Via Alpina - 2014-07-23
    @vittorio: Ciao, per contattare i rifugi cliccare sul punto o sul nome e trovi tutti i dettagli! Buon proseguimento!
    Automatic translation [Google]
    vittorio: Hello, to contact the shelters, or click on the point on the name and find all the details! Good continuation!
  • vittorio - 2014-07-20
    Salve per contattare il rifugio e prenotare cosa devo fare ? GRAZIE
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Hello to contact the shelter and book what do I do? Thanks
Last update : 2013-05-30