Trekking from Cumiana to the Upper Chisone Valley

ALONG the PATHS and TRACKS of TRANSHUMANCE

 

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Fenestrelle Roure

The whole itinerary  is walk able along the roads and paths still used today by shepherds and their flocks as they move downwards the valley during transhumance.

When we go back along Chisone Valley, we are hiking on the old Royal Road, that our grandparents used to migrate to France.

Legeard - Church built by King Luis XIV Murales

This path was traced by Romans and it was enlarged by King Luis XIV. It will be the only road from Perosa to France till Napoleon Bonaparte will built the Route Napoleon in 1800.

Transhumance along "Via Napoleonica" - Perosa Argentina

 

The route is not difficult but a reasonable fitness and correct equipment is recommended, as you will be in an alpine environment.

Maps:                                 1:25000 Fraternali n. 2 - 5 - 6

Period recommended:            from May to November

Accommodation:

Cumiana

u Tej

011 9059561

utej@marziamontagna.it

www.marziamontagna.it/bedbreakfast.htm

 

 

 

 

Serre Marchetto

Bella Baita

347 9842945

info@bellabaita.com

www.bellabaita.com

 

 

 

 

Perosa

Clara’s lodge

0121 804009 

clarapagano@alice.it

 

 

 

 

Chambons

Il belvedere

0121 884701

Info@belvederebedandbreakfast.com

www.belvederebedandbreakfast.com

 

 

 

 

Usseaux

Pzit Rei

0121 83876

 

    For further information contact B&B  “u Tej”

Stages

N.1     

Depart from Turin by  bus GTT (company name) on Corso Stati Uniti, near the Porta Nuova, train station,

Arrive at Cumiana (mornings, hourly: afternoons, every half hour) the trip will be about 80 minutes.  Take the bus stop in front A&O market to get to the B&B u Tej

Walk on Provinciale Street for 200 m until you arrive at house number 57

 

Cumiana

N.2     

CUMIANA (m.340) – SERRE  MARCHETTO (m.1050)

            Gradient difference: 1000m                                 Walking time: 6,5 h

            A pleasant walk in Mountain Park Tre Denti - Freidour among wonderful beech woodlands, crossing 3 easy passes.

A rest during the transhumance

N.3      SERRE  MARCHETTO (m.1050) – PEROSA (m.600)

            Gradient difference: (only downhill)                       Walking time: 2,5 h

           A transfer and relaxing stage crossing old villages.  

Perosa Argentina Perosa Argentina

N. 4    PEROSA (m.600)– CHAMBONS (m.1065)

            Gradient difference: 600m                                   Walking time: 5 h

          On the ancient transhumance ways, napoleonic and romans roads along Chisone Valley, crossing many old villages, with murales on houses' walls.

 

Chambons Mentoulles

N.5      CHAMBONS (m.1065) – USSEAUX (m.1416)

            Gradient difference: 900m                                   Walking time: 5 h

           Uphill along cannons road next to Fenestrelle's Fortress, walking near Serre Marie Fortress, on the border of Orsiera-Rocciavrè Natural Park, till to Usseaux.

The top of Fenestrelle's Fortress Spring and murales in Usseaux

N.6     USSEAUX (m.1416) – PRAGELATO (m.1530)

            Gradient difference: 300m                                   Walking time: 4 h

          A very pleasant path in the woodlands will lead you to Pragelato.

        Return to Turin by bus.

Old painted house in Pragelato Transhumance in Pragelato

 

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For futher information

Tel. +39 011-9059561
E-mail: utej@marziamontagna.it

B&B "u Tej"
Via Provinciale 57
10040 CUMIANA (TO)

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