Ghigo di Prali to Balsiglia

Via Lattea

Day 20 of Grande Traversate delle Alpi (GTA), the famous long-distance hiking trail across the Italian Alps.

Hiking Moderate

Distance
16 km
Ascent
811 m
Descent
899 m
Duration
4-5 hrs
Low Point
1.1 km
High Point
1.7 km
Gradient
16˚
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Ghigo di Prali to Balsiglia Map

Description

Leaving the small high alpine community of Ghigo di Prali, head in the direction of Rodoretto, circling the base of the mountain as you go. Carry on ascending up a high ridgeline above Fontane and then descend down to Salza di Pinerolo. Cut through the hamlet, continuing on to Balsiglia where you can stay on a basic but charming Posto Tappa. Sources https://gta-trek.eu/index.php/gps-tracks/files/file/37

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

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

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

Features

  • Alpine
  • Wildlife
  • Picturesque
  • Wild flowers

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