The panoramic route between Gimillan and Epinel
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Пункт отправления:Cogne (1544 mt.)
Пункт пребытия::Cogne (1544 mt.)
Technical difficulty: difficult
Physical difficulty: difficult
Type of Route: Asphalt municipal road – trail – country road
Footpath signposts: 3A – 2 – 2C – 23A – 23
From Cogne, at the roundabout near Molina, you climb along the old municipal road towards Gimillan (1790 m). The first 3.5 km are uphill along an asphalt road.
From the upper part of the village of Gimillan you take trail No 3A which gradually climbs uphill for about 2 km with a wide panoramic view (short initial technical/difficult sections) until you reach the Tsavanis mountain pasture at 1867 m.
The trail descends through a forest, or down a steep, technical descent of about 1 km, towards the village of Epinel (No 2) or the hamlet of Crétaz (No 2C). These are some of the most difficult descents in the region, involving an endless series of narrow hairpin turns and challenging single tracks.
From upper Epinel you take country road No 23 and then join the trail on your right next to Tor de Mougne, which leads into regional road No 47 a few metres from Crétaz petrol station.
From Crétaz to Cogne you follow the municipal road that cuts through the hamlet of Crétaz and leads back to your starting point on the regional road.