Easy loop outing reaching last war partisans’ battle fields. It follows the trails then used for transfer or territory patrol and it is a trip into Liberation War memories.
Overtake Viù, turn right and climb toward Colle del Lys by following the county road. Arrive at the wide service area on the pass communicating with the Susa Valley, park the car and reach the notice board at the end of the parking area.
Enter the dirt road starting from the board at the end of the service area, dominated by the Tower built in memory of Susa and Lanzo Valleys partisans dead during the Liberation War. After a short descent, proceed on flatland through a larch wood, overtaking several screes. The trail is at times paved, outflank Monte Arpone slopes until reaching a fountain (45 minutes) in the vicinity of which you leave the dirt trail and climb up a steep slope on the right arriving at Colle della Portia (1322). On the pass, the Associazione Nazionale Alpini has restored and changed an old chapel into a bivvi. The trail climbs on the crest (Val della Torre side) up to a crossroads, which takes to “Pilone” (1470). From this point, descend, on the Viù side, at mid slope through meadows arriving at Colle della Lunella (1373). Descend a little, from the saddle, following cairns and white/red poles, leaving Monte Colombano to your right and reach the Giuglitera houses (1343). Overtaken the houses, climb toward a scree and then proceed to the right to Colle dei Grisoni (1398).
Once you have returned to the Giuglitera houses, follow accurately the dirt road that, from the houses (directional boards), takes you back to the starting service area, bypassing the fountain already met during the ascent.
Sentieri natura n.1, 20 sentieri tematici del CAI Lanzo.
Valli di Lanzo – carta dei sentieri 1 Valle di Viu www.sentieri.biz, Valli di Lanzo carta dei sentieri CAI Lanzo