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Alpi Cozie - Occitania
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Alpi Cozie - Occitania

 
Alpi Cozie - Occitania

Page Type: Area/Range

Location: France/Italy, Europe

Lat/Lon: 44.69306°N / 7.08652°E

Object Title: Alpi Cozie - Occitania

Elevation: 12602 ft / 3841 m

 

Page By: gabriele

Created/Edited: Aug 9, 2008 / Oct 9, 2008

Object ID: 429924

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Overview

looking for someone, who knows this range better than me, to share administration ..

from Col della Maddalena to Col del Moncenisio
This range is also known as Alpi Occitane and hosts one of the best trekking-hiking tour of the whole western Alps section : the GTA (Grande Traversata delle Alpi)
here in Italian language
here in French language
here in German language

and here a good guide (only in Italian language)

The range is normally intended ad divided into 3 parts :

1 - Alpi Cozie Meridionali = Southern Cotian Alps
Starting from the Colle della Maddalena (Col de Larche) the ridge grows with the M.Oronaye (3100m) then goes on, without descending under the 3000m, to the Brec de Chambeyron 3389m, the Aiguille de Chambeyron (3411m).
The ridge now comes down to the Col de Maurin (2637m), rises with the M.Maniglia (3177m), goes down to the Col d.Autaret (2875m), rises again with the Mongiòia (3340m) goes down, after the Roc d.Niera, to the Colle dell'Agnello (2748m)
Herefrom the main ridge rises to the most important summit of the range : the Monviso (3841m).
North of Monviso, after the minor summit of M.Granero (3171m) the ridge falls down to the Col della Croce (2298m) grows slowly to the P.Ramiere (3303m) and the P.Merciantaira (3293m) then goes down sweet to the Col de Montgenevre (1760m)

This is the wider part of the range and can de divided into 3 main groups of mountains :
- Chamberyon - Mongioia - Marchisa
- Font Sancte - Parpaillon - Grand Bérard
- Aiguillette - Monviso - Granero

2 - Alpi Cozie Centrali = Central Cotian Alps
between the Montgenevre and the Colle della Scala (1700m), the lower pass between France and Italy, at the S limit of the Vallestretta - this is the range of the "Bassa" (lower) Val di Susa

This is the less important part of the range and can be divided into 2 main groups of mountains :
- Bucie - Grand Queyron - Orsiera
- Bric Froid - Rochebrune - Beal Traversier

3 - Alpi Cozie Settentionali = Northern Cotian Alps
between the Colle della Scala (1700m) and the Col di Moncenisio (2100m) where this range geographically ends, the Alta Val di Susa

This is an important range of mountains that can be divided into the 2 main group of mountains
- Chaberton - Tabor - Galibier
- Bernauda - Pierre Menue - Ambin

where the word importance is referred both to the scale of the mountains and to their alpinistic/hiking features.

Getting There

main groups and access to the main ridges :

Chambeyron :
  • East side (Italy) - Val Maira - from Cuneo to Acceglio
  • West side (France) - Val Ubajette - from Barcellonette
    Monviso :
  • South side (Italy) - Val Varaita - from Saluzzo to Pontechianale and up to Colle dell'Agnello
  • East side (Italy) - Valle del Po - from Pinerolo - Barge - up to Crissolo and Pian del Re
  • North East side (Italy) - Val Pellice - from Pinerolo to Bobbio and up to Rif.Jervis
  • West side (France) - Queyras from Briancon
    Monginevro
  • East side (Italy) - Valle di Susa - from Torino to Cesana Torinese and up to Monginevro pass
    Alpes du Brianconeis
  • West side (France) - from Briancon
    Sommellier
  • South side (Italy) - Valle di Susa - from Torino to Bardonecchia - Frejus
  • North side (France) - from Modane
    Cenisio
  • from South (Italy) - Valle di Susa - from Torino to Susa and up to Moncenisio pass
  • North side (France) - Modane or Val d'Isere

    Val Maira


    This valley is the Southernmost one of Alpi Cozie, bordering to the S the Marittime Alps range.
    It is a long valley (more than 40km) starting directly from the PO plane (E) and arriving, with few minor subvalleys, directly to the border with the France (W).
    Some more info can be found in this page

    Main summits
    Main Watershed : France (W) - Italy (E)
  • Brec de Chambeyron - 3412 m
    Watershed Val Maira (N) - Valle Stura (S)
  • Monte Tibert - 2647 m
  • Monte Pelvo - 2555 m
  • Monte Giordano - 2766
  • Monte Servagno - 2752 m
  • Monte Oserot - 2861 m
  • Monte Oronaye - 3100 m
  • Cima Manse - 2727 m
  • Monte Soubeyran - 2701 m
  • Monte Sautron - 3166
  • Buc de Nubiera - 3215
  • Rocca la Meja - 2831 m
    Watershed Val Maira (S) - Val Varaita (N)
  • Monte Chersogno - 3026 m
  • Pelvo D'Elva - 3064 m
  • Monte Camoscere - 2984 m
  • Rocca la Marchisa - 3071 m
  • Cima Sebolet - 3023 m
  • Monte Reghetta - 2965 m
  • Monte Faraut - 3046 m
  • Monte Maniglia - 3177 m

    Passes (Cols)
    Val Maira (S) - Val Varaita (N)
  • Colle di Sampeyre - 2284 m
  • Colle Birrone - 1700 m
  • Colle della Bicocca - 2285 m
    Valle Stura (S) - Valle Maira (N)
  • Colle d'Esischie - 2370 m
  • Colle del Mulo - 2527 m
    Val Maira (E-Italy) Val of Ubaye (W-France) (only on foot or MB)
  • Col de Maurin - 2637 m
  • Colle della Gippiera - 2948 m
  • Col de Nubiera - 2865 m

    Val Varaita


    This valley is the Southern valley of the so-named "Monviso valleys".
    Its a long valley whose higher part hosts 3 minor subvalleys that surround the S and W faces of Monviso.

    Main summits
  • Monviso - 3843 m
  • Cima Mongioia - 3340 m
  • Cadreghe di Viso - 3190 m
  • Rocca la Marchisia - 3071 m
  • Pelvo d'Elva - 3064 m

    Passes (Cols)
    Val Varaita (E-Italy) - Val of Ubaye (W-France)
  • Colle di Saint Veran - 2844 m
  • Colle dell'Agnello - 2744 m (road)
  • Colle Longet - 2672 m
    Val Varaita (N) - Val Maira (S)
  • Colle di Sampeyre - 2284 m
  • Colle Birrone - 1700 m
  • Colle della Bicocca - 2285 m

    Refuges
  • Rifugio Vallanta - 2450 m
  • Rifugio Gagliardone - 2430 m
  • Rifugio Bagnour - 2017 m
  • Rifugio Savigliano - 1743 m
  • Bivacco Boarelli - 2820 m
  • Bivacco Berardo - 2710 m

    Valle del Po


    This is the Northern valley of so-named "Monviso valleys", here are the fountainheads of the bigger and longer river of Italy : the PO.
    Can be considered the origin of the Padana Plan arriving, toward East, down to Adriatico sea.

    Main summits
  • Monviso - 3841 m
  • Cadreghe di Viso - 3190 m
  • Visolotto - 3348 m
  • Punta Venezia - 3095 m
  • Punta Roma - 3070 m
  • Punta Udine - 3022 m
  • Monte Granero - 3171 m
  • Punta Rasciassa - 2664 m

    Passes (Cols)
    between Valle del Guil (W-France) and Valle del Po (E-Italy)
    Colle delle Traversette - 2950 m

    Refuges
  • Rifugio Quintino Sella - 2640 m
  • Rifugio Giacoletti - 2741 m
  • Rifugio Alpetto - 2268 m

    Val Pellice


    The less important (in terms of mountaneering) valley of the Occitania.
    Well known also as the "valley of Valdesi".


    Main summits
  • Bric Bucie - 2998 m
  • Punta Cialancia - 2855 m
  • Punta Cournour - 2868 m
  • Monte Granero - 3170 m
  • Monte Palavas - 2929 m

    Passes (Cols)
    between Valle del PO (S) and Val Pellice (N)
    Passo della Gianna

    Refuges
  • Rifugio Willy Jervis - 1732 m
  • Rifugio Battaglione Alpini Monte Granero - 2377 m
  • Rifugio Barbara Lowrie - 1753 m

    Val di Susa


    The northernmost, big, valley of the Occitania.
    Very long and geographically complex with its many subvalleys divided by important subridges.
    More complete info can be found in this page

    Main subvalleys starting clockwise from S, are:
    Valle Argentièra (Valle Ripa) : from Gran Queyron to Cesana
    Valle di Thures : from Col di Thures to Bousson
    Valle della Piccola Dora : from Montgenevre to Cesana
    Valle di Bardonecchia : more than a valley is a big plain wherefrom 2 further valleys grow .. the
  • Valle Stretta - from Bardonecchia to M.Thabor
  • Valle di Rochemolles - from Bardonecchia to Sommellier pass
    Val Cenischia : from Susa to Moncenisio pass

    Main ridges
  • the Rognosa
  • the Roc del Bouchet
  • the Merciantaira
  • the Monti della Luna
  • the Chaberton
  • the Vallestretta
  • the Cima del Vallone
  • the Pierre Menue
  • the Rocca d'Ambin
  • the Fraiteve

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    Additions and Corrections

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    visentinAlpi Occitane

    visentin

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    I think you should replace Occitania by "Alpi Occitane". Occitania is the name of an old french region that goes till Gasconia :)
    Posted Nov 9, 2011 9:43 am
    gabrieleRe: Alpi Occitane

    gabriele

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    give a look here

    it's in Italian language but easy to understand :)
    Posted Nov 9, 2011 9:49 am
    visentinRe: Alpi Occitane

    visentin

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    I see, but I would say it tends to say the same as I did... no ?
    Posted Nov 9, 2011 10:16 am

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    Monte Viso from Rifugio...Col du Mont CenisTête de CialancionVal Maira (Ciarviera)Monte VisoRocce MeanoPain de Sucre (3208 m)