The Great Crossing of the Torino Hill
Trek of several days
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Length: 65 km
The Hill of Turin is an important green area near the city. Moncalieri, in the Park The Vallere, begins the Great Crossing of the Torino Hill (GTC), a route on foot or by mountain bike , along hilly, offering panoramic views and interesting and suggestive of the Piemonte plain, the river network and Hills Turin.
The route of the Great Crossing of the Torino Hill is about 65 km long and is spread mainly on footpaths, but also on dirt roads, dirt roads and short stretches of asphalt. The route is partially marked with red-white-red marks, bearing in many cases the written GTC.
In hilly stretch Moncalieri are also poles and tables wooden signpost. The route, which starts at the Park Vallere Moncalieri, leading to the Royal Castle in the same city, then climbs a hill, passing next to the Chapel of Our Lady of the Snows in the locality Rocciamelone. The route continues into the territory of the Municipality of Turin, to the Park of Remembrance, the Hermitage and the Basilica of Superga . Through the regional nature parks of Superga Hill and the Forest of Vaj and passing near the castle Bardassano (town of Gassino), the GTC reaches the city of Chivasso, where the tour ends.
Although long and with a gradient uphill 1500 m, the route presents no technical difficulties. To avoid problems of orientation, it is essential to obtain maps, published by the Coordination for the Paths of the Torino Hill, which also describe the detailed route description.
GTC converge on many other tracks (many of which depart from the banks of the Po) designed and reported by the various associations that are part of the Coordination for the Paths of the Torino Hill.
For more information contact:
Coordination for the Paths of the Torino Hill, at Pro Natura Torino, Via Pastrengo, 13-10128 Torino - Tel. 0115096618 - Email: email@example.com- torino.pro-natura.it
Club Italian Alpine section of Moncalieri, Piazza Marconi, 1 - 10024 Moncalieri - Tel. 0116812727 (Monday and Wednesday 18-19 21-22.30) - www.caimoncalieri.it