Hiking: the Alevè, the Bagnour Lake and Refuge

Bagnour lake

Description
The climb begins next to two notice boards. About half way up, a path begins next to a mountain hut, leading to the Secco Lake. Just after, at the bottom of a plain called Pian Caval, a path, which leads to the Vallanta Gorge, can be seen on the left. After the last stretch you reach the Bagnour Lake with a new refuge next to it. The refuge can also be reached by passing by the Secco Lake and going down the hill which leads to the Vallanta Gorge, where the Alevè wood can be admired.

In Summary

Departure point/arrival:

Castello
Gradient: 410 m
Time required: uphill only 1h; round trip 2h
Degree of difficulty: short hike Links to other routes: Ranco pass – Colle dei Duc – Vallanta valley Access:

  • fromTurin: A6 motorway, exitMarene; go along the SP 662 road towards Savigliano-Saluzzo and then on the Valle Varaita provincial road to a village called Castello, after Casteldelfino. The path begins just before the Castello built-up area and the dam of the artificial lake, on the right near a ruin of a barracks.
  • from Cuneo: SP 589 Laghi di Avigliana road to Costigliole Saluzzo; go along the Valle Varaita provincial road to a village called Castello, after Casteldelfino. Follow like above.

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