Via Alpina: Col de Turini to Sospel

Day 5 of the Via Alpina 7 day itinerary from the Italian Alps to the Mediterranean.

Hiking Moderate

Distance
21 km
Ascent
329 m
Descent
1.6 km
Duration
4-5 hrs
Low Point
347 m
High Point
1.7 km
Gradient
12˚
Via Alpina: Col de Turini to Sospel Map

Day 5 of the 7-day trek is characterised by vertical challenges and epic views. Just after the village of Moulinet, you enter the Mercantour National Park once more, following the Via Alpina Blue trail GR52. You leave the park at the Bandita de Barrins and begin a steep descent to the Bevera Valley, where you will spend the night in the pretty medieval village of Sospel.

Description

Difficulty

Moderate

Hiking along trails with some uneven terrain and small hills. Small rocks and roots may be present.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.

Remoteness

1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October

Features

  • Alpine
  • Wildlife
  • Picturesque
  • Wild flowers

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