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Italy
PIEMONTE
CN
ORMEA
VALLE TANARO

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A Tarred or paved road
B Dirt track
C Mule trail
D Mountain trail
E Equipped trail (cables, ladders)
F No trail

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R151 Rifugio Mongioie » Ormea
  |   7h00   |   23.45 km   |   673 m   |   1433 m

From the Mongioie hut the route leads down to Viozene and then cuts across the slopes of the upper Tanaro valley along trails and minor roads. It skirts Mount Baraccone and continues halfway along the slope to the village of Quarzina. It then cuts across the scree slopes of Mount Castello di Quarzina. The trail heads past Chioraira and Chionea and then down through woodland to Ormea. This leg is practicable by mountain bike, too from Viozene to Ormea.

Point Segment
Name Services Information Marking
Rifugio Mongioie
1538 m
|   1.55 km / 0h35
Viozene
1255 m
|   1.3 km / 0h20
Casa Bruciata
1265 m
|   2 km / 0h35
Pian del Fò
1317 m
|   1.1 km / 0h15
Rio della Madonna
1229 m
|   3 km / 0h45
Fasce
1214 m
|   1.1 km / 0h15
Case Merea
1238 m
|   1.9 km / 0h50
Case Biranco
1450 m
|   2 km / 0h55
Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista
1515 m
|   4 km / 1h05
Chioraira
1097 m
|   1 km / 0h20
Chionea
1111 m
| C  4.5 km / 1h05
Ormea
754 m
Other long-distance trails and alternative routes
Sentieri Saraceni trails.
Useful topographic maps
  • 8 ~ IGC ALPI MARITTIME E LIGURI (1: 50000)
  • 3 ~ ASF, CAI-CAF, MARGUERAIS-MONGIOIE (1: 25000)
Useful guidebooks
  • Alpi Marittime, voll.I-II, L.Montaldo, F.Salesi, E.Montagna ~ Collana Guida Monti d'Italia, CAI-TCI (ISBN )
  • Camminaitalia, Cannobini, Carnovalini, Valsesia ~ Le guide di Airone, Mondadori (ISBN 1995)
  • Auf der Via Alpina durch Seealpen und Ligurische Alpen ~ fernwege.de (ISBN 978-3937304-50-2)
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  • Elisabeth - 2016-11-18
    Erreur de temps entre Chioraira et Chionea : il faut 40 mn et non 20 mn.
    Pourquoi la VA ne donne plus aucune information de logistique ? Il y a une épicerie à Viozene (depuis 1849 !) et tous les commerces à Ormea qui est une petite ville touristique.
  • robert - 2015-10-20
    Plutot que de escendre à Orméa possibilité de s'arréter au refuge Chionéa 393282131183 ; info@rifugiochionea.it . Excellent repas et petit prix . Le lendemain sentier balcon pour rejoindre l'étape 152
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Rather than escendre to Ormea opportunity to stop at the refuge Chionea 393282131183; info@rifugiochionea.it. Excellent meals and affordable. The balcony trail to reach the next step 152
  • Jean-Claude - 2015-10-15
    J'avais pris du retard en m'égarant après Viozène. A partir de Quarzina j'ai préféré suivre la petite route tranquille qui passe au village d'Aimoni, et descend à Ormea.
    J'ai trouvé une grande chambre lavabo à l'Albergo Nazionale 35€ avec petit déjeuner buffet. Très bonne adresse (13.08.2015)
    Automatic translation [Google]
    I had been delayed after Viozene me astray. From Quarzina I preferred to follow the quiet road past the village of Aimoni and down to Ormea. I found a large washbasin room at the Albergo Nazionale € 35 with breakfast buffet. Very good place (08.13.2015)
  • Sabine_Bade - 2014-02-16
    Auf- und Abstieg sind nicht so heftig, wie hier angegeben.
    Aufstieg knapp 700 m,
    Abstieg 1.280 m
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Ascent and descent are not as severe as it appears here. Rise nearly 700 m, descent 1280 m
  • Via Alpina International Secretariat - 2013-09-13
    There is a new hut/inn in Quarzina, between Case Biranco and the Lao lake! See details above.
  • Jean-Louis GIRAUD - 2013-05-20
    Longue étape qui parcourt les pentes boisées de la Vallée du Tanaro sur les sentiers et petites routes qui desservent les villages. C'est aussi un voyage dans le temps et l'histoire d'une région que je ne conaissais pas. Elle s'efface lentement au profit de la foret et des friches. C'est ainsi !
    A ORMEA, j'ai été surpris d'apercevoir l'affiche de la VIA ALPINA et la carte de l'étape. Elle figurait, bien positionnée, sur le panneau d'information d'une des places du bourg. J'ai pris une chambre à
    l'Hotel ITALIA ULMETA 43
    Via Le Générale Stefano Cagna
    Tel 00 39 (0)174 391147
    Email :reception@albergoitaliaormea.it
    Nuit / Petit dejeuner 40 €.
    Repas moyen. Il y a des pizzerias à proximité.
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Long stage running through the wooded slopes of the Tanaro Valley on trails and small roads around the villages. It is also a journey through time and history of an area that I do not conaissais. She slowly gives way to the forest and wasteland. So it is! A ORMEA, I was surprised to see the poster of the VIA ALPINA and the step board. She figured, well positioned on the information panel of one of the town squares. I took a room at the Hotel ITALIA ULMETA 43 Via Generale Stefano Cagna Tel 00 39 (0) 174 391147 Email: reception@albergoitaliaormea.it Night / Breakfast € 40. Average meal. There pizzerias nearby.
  • Sabine_Bade - 2010-12-12
    Übernachtungmöglichkeiten in Ormea:

    Albergo Nazionale www.albergonazionaleormea.it,
    Albergo Italia www.albergoitaliaormea.it,
    Hotel dell'Olmo www.hoteldellolmo.it
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Übernachtungmöglichkeiten in Ormea: Hotel National www.albergonazionaleormea.it, Hotel Italy www.albergoitaliaormea.it, Hotel dell'Olmo www.hoteldellolmo.it
Last update : 2014-04-29