Itineraries29 January 2019

Valle Maira La Scurcio Trekking [Photo gallery]

Snowshoeing along ancient mule tracks in a magical atmosphere between snow and soft lights.

Credit La Scurcio

Credit La Scurcio

Ancient mule-track that connects Acceglio with the villages located in the Vallone di Unerzio, In Occitan "Scurcio" means precisely shortcut and retracing it we can appreciate the building features of these ancient villages today in an advanced restructuring stage. 

  • Period: Winter 
  • Type: Night Snowshoeing 
  • Destination: Pratorotondo - Viviere 
  • Meeting point: Acceglio, junction for Chialvetta 
  • Meeting appointment: 5.30 pm 
  • Difference in height: 250 m. 
  • Difficulty: WT1 Easy excursion 
  • Walking time: 2.5 hours round trip 
  • Cost: 35 €. 

[Credit La Scurcio]

The price includes the following items: 

  • Accompaniment by guide enabled Piedmont Region 
  • Typical dinner at the inn in the area 
  • Coffee and drinks not included. 

For Information and Bookings: Marco Chierici - ALPITREKKING - 342 78 100 78 -

[Credit La Scurcio]


From Chialvetta, following the "Scurcio", which coming from Acceglio, going up the Vallone di Unerzio connects the old villages in the Vallone. The first we meet in this short excursion is Pratorotondo, located in the valley basin at the base of what was the glacial moraine that descends from Viviere. An elongated country, which has the houses on the sides of the mule track, perhaps to avoid occupying important portions of land to be cultivated. An old renovated mill testifies to the peasant activity of the time, and it served all the villages of the Unterzio valley. The excursion continues up to the small Borgata Viviere, now renovated and which houses a nice alpine refuge with comfort and tasteful furnishings.

Notes: Possibility to rent Snowshoes and poles for those who are not equipped, at the cost of - 5.00 €

At the end of the excursion for those who wish it is possible to enjoy a snack in a typical restaurant at a price of Euro 15.00. - (Required the reservation).

Judit Neuberger

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