Alpe Veglia to Alpe Devero

Alpe Devero

The 52nd and final stage of Grande Traversate delle Alpi (GTA), the famous long-distance hiking trail across the Italian Alps.

Hiking Difficult

Distance
13 km
Ascent
878 m
Descent
994 m
Duration
4-5 hrs
Low Point
1.6 km
High Point
2.5 km
Gradient
18˚
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Alpe Veglia to Alpe Devero Map

Description

This is a challenging 15km hike with lots of ups and downs along stunning high valleys only accessible by foot. You will walk through shady forests, past the tranquil lake Lago del Bianco, and on up to the Pian d'Erbiol.

Carry on past the Pian Sass Mor Valley, coming on to the Alpe Veglia trail, which will lead you steeply up, scrambling over rocks and even perhaps a snowfield to Passo di Valtendra (2431m).

From the pass, head towards the often dried out lake Lago d'Orogna. Climb up to Scatta d'Orogna (2461m), and after you have caught your breath, begin the descent across very rocky terrain. The path follows the course of a stream, taking you to Alpe Buscagna Inferiore and then on to Alpe Devero.

Sources https://gta-trek.eu/index.php/gps-tracks/files/file/69

Difficulty

Difficult

Hiking trails where obstacles such as rocks or roots are prevalent. Some obstacles can require care to step over or around. At times, the trail can be worn and eroded. The grade of the trail is generally quite steep, and can often lead to strenuous hiking.

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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