Punta di Verzel
Punta di Verzel is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 1.871m (6,138ft) above the sea level, located in the Western Pre-Alps, in the Italian region Piedmont.
The road to the summit, located in the Catena del Gran Paradiso mountain range, is gravel, rocky, tippy and bumpy at times. The climb offers a beautiful view of the Canavese and Serra. Usually recommended from April to November, depends from the presence of snow; usually autumn is more dry so it’s recommended. Great trail for experienced wheelers. Avoid driving in this area if unpaved mountain roads aren't your strong point.
Run from Alpe Frera to "Pian delle Nere" from Matteo Gallo on Vimeo.
4x4 vehicle required. Stay away if you're scared of heights. Expect a trail pretty steep with 30 hairpin turns. Thunderstorm activity can quickly change unpaved roads to four-wheel-drive condition or make them impassable. The wind is usually quite strong at mountain areas. High winds blow here all year long.