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R142 Rifugio Questa » Rifugio Morelli-Buzzi
  |   5h00   |   13.47 km   |   972 m   |   997 m

From the Questa hut the trail heads down to the enchanting Piano del Valasco plain, where traces still remain of military roads as well as a beautiful royal hunting lodge. Along the Falasco valley the trail leads to the Valdieri springs. It leads into the Lourousa valley where a steep woodland trail leads to the Morelli-Buzzi hut.

Point Segment
Name Services Information Marking
Rifugio Questa
2365 m
|   0.48 km / 0h05
X R141-R142
2320 m
|   7.29 km / 2h00
Terme di Valdieri
1373 m
| C  5.7 km / 2h55
Rifugio Morelli-Buzzi
2349 m
Detailed route description
Other long-distance trails and alternative routes
Giro dell'Argentera circular trail.
Useful topographic maps
  • 7 ~ IGC ALPI MARITTIME E LIGURE (1: 50000)
Useful guidebooks
  • Alpi Marittime, voll.I-II, L.Montaldo, F.Salesi, E.Montagna ~ Collana Guida Monti d'Italia, CAI-TCI (ISBN )
  • Camminaitalia, Cannobini, Carnovalini, Valsesia ~ Le guide di Airone, Mondadori (ISBN 1995)
  • Per i sentieri della Valle Stura ~ Com.Mont.Valle Stura e Demonte (ISBN )

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  • auf-guten-wegen - 2022-11-05
    Auf der ganzen Strecke vom Rifugio Morelli-Buzzi bis zum Refuge de Valmasque trifft man ausserordentlich vielen Steinböcke und Gemsen an, die keine grosse Scheu vor Menschen zeigen.
  • daniel - 2020-03-12
    Rifugio Morelli is isolated. Stocks are carried up by mules. You may noticed their deposits on the way up. That is why a beer is €5. Ibexes stroll all around the place. Toilets are the old Italian squat type. Exercise using them at home to avoid accidents. From here up to Rif. Mongioie you can only pay by cash!
  • daniel - 2020-03-12
    In Terme, pass the village across the bridge toward the Grand Hotel. Pass two gates and find Bar Savoye, the whole place is renovated last year and well recommended. Dorm at €45 HP.
    In the evening and morning on the back of the house you will see the ibexes jumping down and climb up steep slopes.
  • auf-guten-wegen - 2018-11-15
    Bei der Wanderung vom Rifugio Valasco (dem ehemaligen königlichen Jagdhaus) hinunter nach Terme di Valdieri gut auf den Weg achten! Statt der Fahrstrasse mit Schotterbelag zu folgen, nimmt man besser den angenehmen Pfad etwas unterhalb der Strasse.
    Automatic translation [Google]
    On the hike from Rifugio Valasco (the former royal hunting lodge) down to Terme di Valdieri, pay attention! Instead of following the driveway with gravel, it is better to take the pleasant path just below the road.
  • Berta - 2018-08-25
    Wir nächtigten in der Albergo Turismo, das Zimmer war gut, das Abendessen hat uns nicht besonders begeistert und das Frühstück war enttäuschend. Halbpension 65€ pro Person. Ich glaube Posto Tappa im Hotel Royal ist eine bessere Wahl
    Automatic translation [Google]
    We stayed at the Albergo Turismo, the room was good, the dinner did not particularly please us and the breakfast was disappointing. Half board 65 € per person. I think Posto Tappa at the Hotel Royal is a better choice
  • Daniel - 2017-09-06
    If you want to stay at Terme de Valdieri, report at the lobby of the first class Hotel Royal. Impressive place, it may well be that the hotel scenes of 'Death in Venice' were shot here. Tell them you are a GTA traveler, and you will be put in the nearby Posto Tappa.
    Dinner is served in the hotels restaurant, and you will be served as luxurious as any other guest. If you packed your suit in your backpack, then this is the occasion to wear it! You will be served a somewhat simpler GTA-menu. HP €49 pppn.
  • Elisabeth - 2016-11-10
    Horaire sous-estimé : 2 h pour descendre du refuge Questa (1000m de dénivelée), ce n'est pas possible : chemin empierré très fatiguant, très longs plats ; et pour remonter au refuge Morelli-Buzzi, il faut 3h20 et non 3h (1000m)
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Underestimated schedule: 2 hours to get off the Questa refuge (1000m vertical drop), this is not possible: a very weary, very long gravel road, very long dishes; and to go back to the refuge Morelli-Buzzi, it takes 3h20 and not 3h (1000m)
  • Sabine_Bade - 2014-02-27
    Ein zusätzliche - gut für Wanderer geeignete - Übernachtungsmöglichkeit in Terme di Valdieri stellt das Albergo Turismo dar.
    Infos hierzu:
    Automatic translation [Google]
    An additional - very suitable for walkers - to stay in Terme di Valdieri is the Albergo Turismo is about this: Sabine.
  • Sabine Bade - 2013-02-26
    Als weitere Übernachtungsmöglichkeit fehlt zwischen Terme di Valdieri und dem Rifugio Questa das
    Rifugio Valasco.
    Infos hierzu:
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Missing more than to stay between Terme di Valdieri and the Rifugio Questa Rifugio Valasco. Information, see: Sabine
  • Diem - 2010-07-18
    Die Ruine Reale Casa di Caccia ist ausgebaut zum Rifugio Valasco mit Bewirtung, hat 45 Schlafplätze, 4 Zimmerlager, 4 Zimmer, warme Dusche.
    Automatic translation [Google]
    The ruin Reale Casa di Caccia is expanded to Rifugio Valasco tavern, has 45 beds, 4 storage rooms, 4 rooms, hot showers.
Last update : 2019-12-18