It is an adventurous and ideal itinerary to introduce children to the rock world. A continuous succession of shady and lighted areas in which spectacular scenic views now on a valley, now on a mountain, are the right ingredients to spend a different day matching physical exercise and photographic rarities.
Overtake the Chialambertetto hamlet. Right after the bridge, leading on your left to Villaggio Albaron and Pian della Mussa Mineral Water plant, park the car in the wide dirt area along the Stura.
The notice board indicating the start of the route is situated on the right side of the country road to Balme, just at Albaron Village bridge. It runs within a vast stony ground made by huge boulders which nature assembled in a creative and incredible way, creating wide caverns connected by dark galleries and exposed passageways.
Always follow very carefully the marks indicating the path as, only in so doing, you will completely enjoy everything this walk, on and below the boulders, offers.
The route within the marked path does not require climbing gear. Nevertheless, in order to go through it in absolute safety, the use of a helmet is compulsory and we also suggest the use of gloves and a torch. Attire must be suitable to face a route with narrow and winding passages on sharp cornered and cutting stones. The trip within the stony ground is unusual and fun-filled. Some passageways are really very narrow and force to crawl and twist quite a bit, but they never are too long.
Once you exit on the summit of a big boulder, in order to start the descent, follow the triangular red marks which, through a path on the outside of the stony ground, takes you back to the starting point.
“Escursionismo per tutti” di Roberto Bergamino e Umbro Tessiore Ed. Arti Grafiche San Rocco
Alte Valli di Lanzo – carta n° 17 L’Escursionista & Monti editori; Valli di Lanzo – carta dei sentieri 3 Val d’Ala e Val Grande