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Italy
PIEMONTE
CN
BELLINO - ELVA
VAL VARAITA - VAL MAIRA

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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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D49 Chiesa di Bellino » Serre di Val d'Elva
  |   3h50   |   9.61 km   |   849 m   |   626 m

From Chiesa di Bellino a strenuous climb along the ridge that divides Val Varaita from Val Maira leads to the Bicocca pass, excellent viewing point over both valleys. The route then goes down half-way into the Val Maira, then follows a road to Serre di Elva.

Point Segment
Name Services Information Marking
Chiesa di Bellino
1476 m
| C  4.02 km / 2h25
Colle della Bicocca
2278 m
| C  5.59 km / 1h25
Serre di Val d'Elva
1687 m
Useful topographic maps
  • 7 ~ IGC VALLI MAIRA,GRANA,STURA (1: 50000)
  • 7 ~ ASF,CAI-CAF, CHAMBEYRON-VAL MAIRA (1: 25000)
Useful guidebooks
  • Monviso e le sue valli, vol.l Valli Varaita, Bellino e Pontechianale, valle del Guil, Berutto G. ~ Torino (ISBN 1997)
  • Camminaitalia, Cannobini, Carnovalini, Valsesia ~ Le guide di Airone, Mondadori (ISBN 1995)
  • In cima-70 normali nelle Cozie meridionali, M.Bruno ~ L'arciere blu, Cuneo (ISBN 1995)
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  • robert - 2015-10-20
    Mauvais accueil au gite de Serra da Elva , continuer l'étape pour loger et diner à lArtesin 347-7839416 ou 0171-997995
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Bad reception at the cottage Serra da Elva, continue step to house and dinner at 347-7839416 or 0171-997995 lArtesin
  • Vaeltava tohtori - 2014-08-21
    Instead of staying in Serra da Elva, you could try in Borgata Clari an Agriturismo l'Artesin, www.artesin.it.
    I was treated badly in Serra da Elva, the swiss/italian owner of the restaurant because I was following the Via Alpina Blue path.
  • Martine Keller - 2011-06-16
    Dans le sens Derre D'Elva - Chiesa di Bellino:
    La trace GPS du site fait passer par Castres et Laurenti. A Lorenti, le point le départ du sentier pour monter au Colle di Bicocca est introuvable. Il est souhaitable de suivre la GTA depuis Serre d’Elva (sentier en crête) qui est plus évident.
    Automatic translation [Google]
    In the sense Derre D'Elva - Chiesa di Bellino: GPS track of the site is through Castres Laurenti. A Lorenti, point the trailhead to climb to Colle di Bicocca was not found. It is advisable to follow the GTA since Serre Elva (path peak) is more obvious.
Last update : 2013-07-15