Passo della Gardetta

Passo della Gardetta

Passo della Gardetta is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.437m (7,995ft) above the sea level, located in the Cottian Alps, a mountain range in the southwestern part of the Alps, in Piedmont, Italy.

The dirt track to reach the summit is an old military graveled road. There are several old military barracks in ruins, and a memorial dedicated to the soldiers perished tragically in the process of cleaning up the area after the First World War. An old military barrack used in World War II has properly restored and since 1989 it’s the shelter Gardetta, at an elevation of 2,335m above the sea level. Great trail for experienced wheelers. Avoid driving in this area if unpaved mountain roads aren't your strong point. 4x4 vehicle required. Stay away if you're scared of heights. Expect a trail pretty steep. The road opens from 15th June to 15th September. From the top of the pass you can see the savage and unique view of the Oronaje mountains and the topo of the Unerzio Valley (Acceglio).
Pic: Michele

 

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