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VAL MAIRA

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A Tarred or paved road
B Dirt track
C Mule trail
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E Equipped trail (cables, ladders)
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R135 Chiappera » Chialvetta
Trail crossing
  |   4h20   |   14.78 km   |   846 m   |   949 m

From Chiappera, halfway up across the slopes, the trail meets the source of the Maira stream, and continues uphill to the Ciarbonet pass, with its vast scree slopes. It then winds down to the bottom of the Unerzio stream valley, past the Unerzio hut and on to Chialvetta. This leg is practicable by mountain bike, too from Chialvetta to Chiappera.

Point Segment
Name Services Information Marking
Chiappera
1627 m
| B  1.92 km / 0h25
Saretto
1568 m
| C  1.1 km / 0h20
Sorgenti del Fiume Maira
1629 m
| C  4.36 km / 1h45
Colle Ciarbonet
2197 m
| C  3.87 km / 0h55
Grangie del Vallone
1866 m
| C  0.57 km / 0h10
Ricovero Unerzio
1831 m
| B  2.96 km / 0h45
Chialvetta
1521 m
Other long-distance trails and alternative routes
Percorsi Occitani, Grande Traversata delle Alpi.
Useful topographic maps
  • 7 ~ IGC, VAL MAIRA, GRANA E STURA (1: 50000)
  • 7 ~ ASF-CAI-CAF, CHAMBEYRON-VAL MAIRA (1: 25000)
Useful guidebooks
  • Le Valli Maira e Grana, Boggia P. e G. ~ Cuneo (ISBN 1989)
  • Camminaitalia, Cannobini, Carnovalini, Valsesia ~ Le guide di Airone, Mondadori (ISBN 1995)
  • Monte Viso-Alpi Cozie meridionali, M.Bruno ~ CAI/TCI Milano (ISBN 1987)
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  • Nathalie & Hubert - 2015-06-16
    Variante alpine par le col de l’Enchiausa 2644m parcourue samedi 13/06/2015 dans le sens Chiappera -> Viviere (Chialvetta) : encore plusieurs névés sur le sentier, mais non exposés et pas de difficulté majeure à les traverser. Veiller à bien suivre le balisage (bien régulier). Le long névé versant Est était un plaisir à descendre en glissade, mais serait laborieux à remonter en sens inverse ! Superbe itinéraire au paysage très varié. Très bon accueil (et délicieuse cuisine) aux gîtes de Campo Base à Chiappera et de Viviere
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Alpine variant by the collar of the Enchiausa 2644m Saturday, 13/06/2015 traveled in the direction Chiappera -> Viviere (Chialvetta): snowfields still more on the trail, but not exposed and no major difficulty to cross. Be sure to follow the signs (although regular). Along East side firn was a pleasure to go down slide, but would laborious to climb in reverse! Very welcome (and delicious food) to the lodgings of Campo Base Chiappera and Viviere
  • Jean-Louis GIRAUD - 2013-05-19
    Arrivé dans le Vallon di Unerzio, au pied du Colle Ciarbonet, j'ai passé la nuit dans le magnifique RIFUGIO DI VIVIERE, petit refuge situé sur un petit promontoire rocheux au milieu de quelques vieilles granges restaurées et directement sur l'itinéraire vers le Passo della Gardetta...Trés bel endroit et superbe accueil !
    RIFUGIO DI VIVIERE
    info@rifugiodiviviere.com
    Tel:00 39 (0)171 19 36 074
    00 39 347 74 51 289
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Arrived in the Vallon di Unerzio at the foot of Colle Ciarbonet I spent the night in the beautiful RIFUGIO DI VIVIERE, hideaway situated on a small rocky outcrop in the middle of some old barns and restored directly on the route to the Passo Gardetta della ... Very nice place and great hospitality! RIFUGIO DI info@rifugiodiviviere.com VIVIERE Tel: 00 39 (0) 171 19 36 074 00 39 347 74 51 289
  • Martin Schreiber - 2011-04-17
    I've spent the night in Cialvetta. However, maybe it's a better idea to continue the hiking trip up to the "Passo della Gardetta" (~2,5h) to stay in "Rifugio della Gardetta" which is close to it (~150 meters in altitude): (39) 348 23 80 158
Last update : 2015-04-21