OverviewFrom Sestriere, the famous wintersport place in the center of the Alpi Cozie, about 70km east from Torino and about 40 west of Briancon.
Very excellent and panoramic point. View from the meridional Alpi Cozie (Monte Viso, Col de Izoard) to the Delphinate Alps and the Monte Blanc and Gran Paradiso.
Wormly racomanded for a good one day tracking and for open views on this part of the Alps.
Getting ThereArrive to Sestreire:
1) From Torino: from the higway around Torino follow the direction Pinerolo-Sestriere. Arrived at Pinerolo, the highway ends and it continues into the Road SS23 - Statale del Sestriere. About 50km form Pinerolo.
Along the way, please enjoy the wonderful Forstress of Fenestrelle, an old warcraft of the XVII-XVIII century. Viseable form the main road.
I warmly raccomand a visit
2) Form Briancon: follow the road to Montgenevre, then descend to italy till Cesana Torinese. There go to Sestreiere and Pinerolo
Easy nice hicking from Sestriere.
1. Panoramic Path. From Sestriere cross the golf fields (Attention: Dangerous!) and then go towards the Alpette, where there is the station of the Cable Car. Follow the ridge walking mainly on the East side till Passo San Giacomo, then just follow the ridge.
Attention: it is an EE path, it does not ask any alpinistic experience but the ability to be able to recognise the path and orientation ability
2. Direct through Chisonetto Valley. Form Sestriere go toward the Chisonetto river valley (just on the left of the Sky fields) till a small lake. Go toward the valley and then you can arrive to the Passo San Giacomo and then follow the ridge, or more directly to the elevation of 2780 on the ridge
Then just follow the easy ridge to the top
A general comment: easy walking, but for people with mouintain expirience.
Not always clear the path (but very intuitive the direction) and walking sometimes on incosnsistent terrain
When To ClimbEverytime along the year, but in winter just for experienced alpinist
I suggest from May till October
In case of snow, rope, axe and crampons.
Miscellaneous InfoI suggest to enjoy this part of Italy.
Tourin (one of the best Egyptian Museum of Europe, the town itself and the Stupinigi Castel and the park around).
Pinerolo: the main towm of val CHisone. It was one of the strongest forstess of Europe untill the 1715ca when all th efortification were dismantelled.
The val Chisone offers several nice places for nice trekking as well for winter sports (Sestriere, Pragelato) and FENESTRELLE, with the fortress.
Then Briancon with their beautiful forstress
This part of the Alps is very beautiful, but not famous. Quite old mountains in a very panoramic position. You can have a fantastic view on the western Alps. Absolutly nice is the part around Bardonecchia: there you can find several mountains between 2900-3500m very nice that can offer you marvellous climbig.