Trekking in the Orsiera-Rocciavrè Natural Park

Duration : 6 days

Italy, Alps

Level : intermediate

from 650 € / p. from 4 to 12 persons

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I propose a tour in the Orsiera-Rocciavrè Natural Park (east of the Italian Alps) from refuge to refuge, from valley to valley : Val Sangone, Val Chisone, Valle di Susa.

Vast protected areas with remarkable biodiversity are to be discovered... just a few kilometers from Turin. Early summer sees the rebirth of the alpine flora, with an explosion of colours and scents.

The highlights of this stay:

  • The variety of the landscapes: vast forests in the mountainous regions, mountain pastures, lakes and a mineral universe on the highest parts.
  • The biodiversity of the Orsiera Natural Park.
  • The friendliness of the Piedmontese and the Italian cuisine of the refuges.

If you wish to hike for a shorter period of time, I also propose a 4-day trek in the Orsiera-Rocciavrè Natural Park.


The meeting point is located in Forno di Coazze (municipality of Coazze), at the end of the Val Sangone road.

D1: Forno di Coazze - Balma refuge (1986m).
First stage moderately demanding and allowing to quickly gain altitude. The effort is  rewarded by the wild beauty of the place. A good start!
Altitude difference: +900m, walking time: 3 hours.

D2: Balma hut - Rouen valley - Laus Laus - Selleries hut (2040m).
There are two possibilities from the refuge: go directly to the Col Robinet or go through the Soltano, Soprano and Rouen lakes and then climb the Monte Robinet (and its chapel Notre-Dame des Anges) to reach the pass. A panoramic stage awaits you, where you can see the Sangone and Chisone valleys.
Positive altitude difference: 760 meters, negative altitude difference: 710 meters, walking time: 5 hours.

D3: Selleries hut - Col del Sabbione (2569m) - Toesca hut (1711m).
We go from the Val Chisone to the Susa valley. Here is the territory of mouflons and chamois, and also of the flora of the Alps in this early summer.
D+: 535 meters, D-: 860 meters, walking time: 4 hours.

D4: Toesca hut - Porta del Chiot - Mulinas pass - Amprimo hut (1376m).
Today we will pass by the Orsiera sheepfolds, the Alpe de Toglie and, via a forest balcony path, we will reach the Amprimo refuge. This stage takes place on the Val de Susa side of the Orsiera-Rocciavrè Natural Park.
D+: 655 meters, D-: 950 meters, walking time: 5 hours.

D5: Amprimo refuge - Frog Lakes - Citta - Adret - Monte Benedetto - Val Gravio refuge (1376m).
Direction the frog lakes (laghi Paradiso delle Rane), then small villages at high altitude, the ancient Charterhouse of Monte Benedetto (from the medieval period) and finally the final climb to the refuge. This is a short stage where it is possible to reach the refuge quite early, and where you have two choices for the afternoon: a short hike or a nap.
D+/-: 305 meters, walking time: 3 hours.

D6: Val Gravio hut - Col del Orso (Bear Pass) - Notre-Dame des Neiges - Alpe di Giaveno - Roc Jermu - Forno di Coazze.
Last day of trekking and return to the starting point by a beautiful route.
D+: 710 meters, D-: 1000 meters, walking time: 6 hours.

The price includes

  • Supervision by the mountain leader.
  • Accommodation.
  • Meals.
  • Tourist taxes.

The price does not include

  • Transport to and from your home to the meeting place.
  • Drinks.
  • Anyhthing not mentioned in "The price includes".


  • Huts.
Next departures :

No scheduled departure, but you can contact me to book your dates.

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