The Wild Road to Selleries Refuge
Rifugio Selleries is a high mountain refuge at an elevation of 2.023m (6,637ft) above the sea level, located in Roure, Province of Turin, Italy. The road to reach the summit starts asphalted, but the last 5 km are a dirt track.
The mountain refuge is located within the Parco Naturale Orsiera Rocciavrè, a park which includes the alpine area of the Orsiera Rocciavrè, lying between Susa, Chisone, and Sangone valleys, and the xeric areas around Orridi di Chianocco and Foresto (ravines), in Susa Valley.
The route to the refuge, with a total length of 12,9km, runs from Chambons. Here, find the deviation to the left to Pra' Catinat, always on asphalt. A series of large bends on regular ascent, leading to the sanatorium Agnelli. A couple of bends and yet the road is flat. Leave the turnoff for the Forte and reach the crossroads for Refuge Selleries. Here take right and continue on this largely unpaved until Refuge Selleries (15.7 km): the ascent, at least in the middle, is not be underestimated.