Verrès - Cross of Saint-Gilles


  • Difficulties:
    E - Excursionist
  • Best period:
    from 01/05 to 31/10
  • Departure:
    Verrès (391 m)
  • Arrival:
    Croce Saint-Gilles (703 m)
  • Difference in level:
    312 m
  • length:
    1449 m
  • Ascent:
  • Duration coming back:
  • Trail sign:
    3 - 2
  • GPS tracks:
    GPX , KML

Description of the route

Leave your car at the entrance of the regional road to the Ayas Valley, cross it and start going up the path that goes into the Borna de Laou arboretum. You begin to climb the area following the wooden fences that outline the path through the woods composed of conifers, broad-leaved trees of autochthonous and imported origin. Along the climb there are some benches that can be used to calmly enjoy some interesting panoramic views of the castle and the village of Verrès. Go past the two detours to the left: the path leaves the arboretum and, after passing a few stairways, pass a bridge. Continue until you reach a bifurcation, turn left and follow, slightly uphill, the stretch of path that separates you from the Cross of Saint Gilles. The cross, placed on a very panoramic rocky hillock, is clearly visible from the underlying village of Verrès.


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