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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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D36 Rifugio Vaccarone » Rifugio Levi-Molinari
  |   5h15   |   15.6 km   |   794 m   |   1708 m

This stage is mainly downhill, leading to the bottom of the Val di Susa valley. The trail is difficult at times, going past the "Pertuso", a tunnel dug into the rock by Colombano Romean to improve the water supply. The entire stage affords stunning views.

Easier alternative route

From Vaccarone there is a direct path down to the Clopaca pass, part of the Val di Susa Alta Via trail.

Point Segment
Name Services Information Marking
Rifugio Vaccarone
2735 m
|   2.07 km / 0h30
Grange Thuille
2512 m
|   5.16 km / 1h15
Cima Quattro Denti
2088 m
|   0.7 km / 0h25
Grange Pertuso
2216 m
|   2.89 km / 1h25
Passo Clopaca
2707 m
|   4.78 km / 1h40
Rifugio Levi-Molinari
1821 m
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  • 1 ~ IGC Valle di Susa e Chisone (1: 50000)
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  • tarjako - 2014-06-08
    I chose last year the direct route from Vaccarone to Passo Clopaca: stunning views!
  • rifugio vaccarone - 2012-09-05
    Il Rifugio è aperto da Giugno 2012! il periodo d'apertura va da metà Giugno a metà Settembre
    Automatic translation [Google]
    The refuge is open from June 2012! the opening period is from mid-June to mid-September
  • Sabine Bade - 2012-06-19
    Das seit sehr vielen Jahren wegen nötiger Umbaumaßnahmen geschlossene Rifugio Vaccarone wird am 23. Juni 2012 endlich wieder eröffnet!
    Die Hütte bietet 14 Plätze und ist in diesem Sommer durchgehend bis Ende August bewirtschaftet. Ggf. auch im September an den Wochenenden.
    Alle weiteren Infos sind demnächst der Homepage zu entnehmen (momentan noch im Aufbau).

    Sabine Bade
    Automatic translation [Google]
    That for very many years closed due to renovations needed more Rifugio Vaccarone on 23 Finally re-opened in June 2012! The lodge offers 14 places and is cultivated throughout this summer until the end of August. If necessary. Also in September on the weekends. All further information will soon be taken to the homepage (currently under construction). Greeting Sabine Bade
  • cristiana molin - 2011-08-11
    Il Rifugio Vaccarone è ancora chiuso per lavori.A pochi metri cìè un bivacco, non gestito per 10 persone.
    Automatic translation [Google]
    The Refuge Vaccarone is still closed for lavori.A few meters CIE a camp, not run for 10 people.
  • M.Keller - 2010-08-21
    Juillet 2010 D36/D35
    Le refuge Vaccarone est fermé pour travaux. Seul le "local hiver" est ouvert. Pas de restauration.
    On peut du col de Clopaca prendre le sentier AV (alta Via di Val di Suza) balisage jaune, qui mène au refuge Vaccarone par un tracé plus direct en balcon, raccourcissant ainsi l'étape, et aller jusqu'au refuge du petit Mont-Cenis.
    Automatic translation [Google]
    July 2010 D36/D35 The refuge is closed for renovations Vaccarone. Only "local winter" is open. No restoration. Can cervical Clopaca take the path AV (Alta Via di Val di Suza) yellow markings, which leads to the refuge Vaccarone a more direct route balcony, shortening step and go to the small hut Mont- Cenis.
Last update : 2013-06-14