Hiking & trekking
We love walking in the mountains, discovering new places and hidden corners, admiring the colors of this land and immersing ourselves in the sounds of nature. And with the secret desire to meet and see all the animals that live in our woods.
itineraries, rich in history and nature, for all tastes and levels of difficulty. You can choose between quiet and relaxing walks, excursions in search of uncontaminated landscapes and small adventures, but also challenging crossings and breathtaking treks.
Start with the Cotolivier, with the hike that goes up to the Vazon mountain hut. You can as well continue to Croce di San Giuseppe. But you can’t miss the trek Giro delle Borgate. The park Gran Bosco di Salbertrand offers interesting itineraries and walks, such as from Monfol to Seu and Sentiero dei Franchi, locally called Viò du Sarazin (Path of Saracens), which runs from Oulx to Salbertrand, along Via Francigena (that goes up the Valle di Susa to Monginevro along some of the itineraries of medieval pilgrims, going down towards Rome).
The Oulx-Beaulard crossing up to Sentiero Balcone and from Beaulard to Puy, a path that winds through forests of Scots pine and spruce, up to the last houses of the hamlet of Puy, which deserves a stop to admire the traditional architecture, which is still intact today. And if you are interested in history, along the paths that take you from Vilaretto to Savoulx and Beaulard, you will recognize the scenarios where partisans found shelter. Here, in fact, there was one of their hiding places. However, the exact location is still a secret that the inhabitants of Oulx guard and conceal jealously.
An interesting route reaches the Desertes Pass (2553 m). In anciant times, this was the smugglers’ way directed to France. You will find testimony in the remains of the Border Guard barrack, which marks the state border. From this timeless place, you will have a beautiful view, looking west, over the lunar landscape of the high valley of Plampinet (France). But that's not all! Getting to the Grand Hoche Pass (2477 m) and reaching its summit (2760 m) is an excellent excursion, which ends with the sight of a marvellous panorama over the peaks of the upper Valle di Susa, of the Vanoise and the Dauphiné.
From here, continuing just below the ridge on the French side, you will soon reach Punta Arbor (2803 m).