The Grande Traversata delle Alpi (GTA) is a trek which takes you across the whole of the western Piedmont alpine range. The trip is divided into stages, at the end of which you can find accomodation known as a posto tappa.
The section which takes you through the Lanzo valleys is one of the hardest as each day you cross into a different valley over the high mountain passes. Your efforts are more than rewarded by the panoramic landscapes and peaceful wild environments. The path takes you through splendid beech and larch woods on the lower slopes before climbing into green mountain pastures, punctuated by alpine lakes and rocky ridges.
The route can be followed from north to south or vice versa and the number of walking days can be extended for those who wish to continue towards the Susa valley or the Gran Paradiso region.
Being a linear route, it is necessary to make prior transport arrangements to get to and from the walk. In almost all of the valleys there are bus services with links to Turin.
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Elevation difference: > than 1000 m every day
Fitness level: tough for fit and healthy walkers
Difficulty of terrain: high mountain footpath
Suggested period: from the end of June to mid September