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Refuge Valmasque - Castérino

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An easy hike back to the civilization.


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5.3

Miles

8.6

KM

Point to Point

7,302' 2,226 m

High

5,067' 1,544 m

Low

18' 5 m

Up

2,252' 686 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

33%

Max Grade (18°)

Dogs Unknown

Features River/Creek · Views · Waterfall

Family Friendly An almost entirely downhill hike through lush forests.

Overview

This is the last day of a 3-day loop around Mont Bego. It is an easy downhill hike, that takes you from the Refuge Valmasque back to the hamlet of Castérino.

Description

Start out from the wonderful Refuge Valmasque with its perfect view over Le Lac Vert. You start descending first over boulders and rocks, but pretty soon you reach the first trees, and the rest of the hike is primarily through forests.

Around one third of the way down, the singletrack trail widens and becomes a narrow gravel road, which finally gets paved as you get close to Castérino.

In Castérino you can refresh yourself with a drink at one of the quaint, small auberges and hotels.

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Morten Storm

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Nice meadows and lush forests
Apr 14, 2018 near Tende, FR
Descending from Refuge Valmasque towards Castérino
Apr 14, 2018 near Tende, FR

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