COLLE DEL SOMMEILLER

Mountain bike
Departure: Bardonecchia - Stazione di Bardonecchia (piazza Europa)
Elevation change: 1695 m
Development: 28 Km
Route accessible from the centre of Bardonecchia with departure also from the railway station. Following the signs to the village of Rochemolles, you begin the ascent along a narrow tarred and shady road. The dirt road section begins in Rochemolles where there are two restaurants and a fountain. This is followed by a succession of flat stretches and sharp hairpin bends, along the dirt road running beside the reservoir, leading to the Rifugio Scarfiotti. Leaving the Rifugio on your left, the route starts to climb again among meadows, rocks and waterfalls, to Pian dei Morti, from which the final demanding bends lead to Colle del Sommeiler, with its glacier and the small lake. The descent can be along the same dirt road or some small variations on the path, but it is recommended not to leave the beaten paths to reduce environmental impact.
Maximum altitude 2993m, 7.16km asphalt (27%) – dirt road 19.50km (73%)
Contacts
, 10052 Bardonecchia (TO)

45.078767, 6.7042869