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Monviso tour trekking peaks


Hut to hut trekking with hiking peaks climbing

Monviso is the perfect mountain: elegant and impressing it is the mountain shape that everybody has been drawn since childhood. In this trek we will tour around the Stone King “Re di Pietra” in Italian language, as it is often called by the Turinese people.



  • TREK AREA: Piedmont, Cuneese Valleys
  • SEASON: Summer, Autumn
  • ACCOMODATION: Mountain Hut
  • DURATION (days): 7
  • HIKING DIFFICULTY: T2 - Mountain hike
  • MAX ALTITUDE (meters): : 3100
  • ELEVATION GAIN (meters): : 900
  • PEOPLE MIN.: 2
  • PEOPLE MAX:: 8

The landscapes are very beautiful, because we will experience all the mountain environments: huge meadows, pastures, rocks and rocky mountain all over. Landscapes are only a small part of this trek: there are many curiosities like the sources of Po river, the longest in Italy, the Waldensian people and in addition, at the foot of the Monviso, the Italian Alpine Club was founded with history of Italian alpinism.
In this trek it is easy to spot animals such as Chamois, Ibex, marmots and many other species typical of the Alps. Although in Italy the tour of Monviso is well known it is less frequented and crowded compared to Mont Blanc and Monte Rosa, so you can live a trekking experience very close to the peace of mountains.
This trek in its full version, with the ascent to some trekking peaks with a dramatic panorama, has a duration of 7 days, including transfers, but it is possible to shorten the days up to 3 days of walking (always consider 2 days only for transfers to / from the airport).
The accommodations, during the summer, are in cozy alpine hut, where in the evenings you can find a good and typical hot meal, showers and the possibility to have a packet lunch available. It is possible to trek in the autumn months, but the shelters are closed and there are available only the winter bivouac where it will be necessary to bring food, pots and dishes. This involve a bigger and heavier backpack and greater physical capacity.
It is possible for groups to personalize: number of days, difficulty and other preferences by contacting the Trekupitaly staff directly.


MeidassaMonviso seen from Meidassa peak
IbexIbex on the rocks
VaraitaVaraita valley
RocksRocky trail


Indicative schedule


  • Day 1: Arrival in Milan Malpensa or Turin Caselle airports, transfer by private transport (taxi or minibuis) to Pontechianale (CN). Accommodation and briefing, welcome aperitif and typical dinner.
  • Day 2: From Pontechianale to Vallanta Refuge: From Castello Lake we will hike along one of the largest Pino Cembro (swiss pine) forests in the Alps. Then we will pass through pastures where the monviso will start to show up and will accompany us up to the Refuge with its imposing silhouette on sight
    Accomodation: Mountain hut with common room and bathroom. Half board
    Distance: 8 Km - Difficulty: medium-easy – Altitude gain/loss: 850 m up 50 m down – walking hours: 4
  • Day 3: From Vallanta Refuge to Viso refuge (France) with Monte Losetta (3.050 m) climbing: From the Rifugio vallanta we will climb to the top of Mount Losetta, where we can have a wonderful view of Monviso. Descent towards the pass and with rocky path and alpine meadows we will reach the Refuge du Viso.
    Accomodation: Mountain hut with common room and bathroom. Half board
    Distance: 9 Km - Difficulty: Medium - Altitude gain/loss: 900 m up + 850 m down – walking hours: 5
  • Day 4: From Refuge du Viso to Pian del Re with Monte Meidassa (3.150 m) climbing: From the refuge we climb up to Buco di Viso, the first alpine tunnel between Italy and France, built in 1480 at 2.880 m of altitude! Back to italy we take a small rocky path that will take us to the top of Mount Meidassa (optional). From the top we will descend to Pian del Re at the source of the Po river between rocks, alpine meadows and interesting rest of first world war barracks.
    Accomodation: Mountain hut with common room and bathroom. Half board
    Distance: 10 Km - Difficulty: medium, medium-high with peak option – Total Altitude gain/loss: 790 m up + 1200 m down – Walking hours: 5
  • Day 5: From Pian del Re to Quintino Sella Refuge with Viso Mozzo (3019 m) climbing (optional):Easy and short climb up to Rifugio Quintino Sella with a beautiful path at the foot of the Monviso walls. Optional climb to the Viso Mozzo peak with a path a little more difficult than the other trekking peak faced previously.
    Accomodation: Mountain hut with common room and bathroom. Half board
    Distance: 7 Km - Difficulty: Medium - Altitude gain/loss: 700 m up + 100 m down – Walking hours: 3
    trekking peak version: 9 Km Difficult: medium-high - Altitude gain/loss: 1.050 m up + 450 m down – Walking hours: 5
  • Day 6: From Quintino Sella Refuge to Pontechianale: Easy and panoramic hike towards the Po Valley. This itinerary will takes us still at high altitude and then descend to pontechianale.
    Accomodation: Mountain hut with common room and bathroom. Half board
    Distance: 7 Km - Difficulty: Medium - Altitude gain/loss: 270 m up + 1000 m down – Walking hours: 4
  • Day 7: Transfer from Pontechianale to airports (turin or Milan) by private transport: tranfer to Malpensa airport (3h 30 min by minibus or taxi) or Turin (2 h by minibus or taxi).


 Davide Adamo - A.m.M Guide Alpine Lombardia - Int. Mountain Leader
     Via Monte Rosa 40
     20081 ABBIATEGRASSO (MI), Italy
 Tel.: +39 347 38 63 474
 Email: info@trekupitaly.com

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