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Grande Traversata delle Alpe - a high-level walk in the Italian Alps ( click for details of slideshow )

In an outdoor shop we spotted by chance a guide book to the GTA in Italy, a walk and route which we did not know. A quick browse suggested it would warrant further research ... and the result was perhaps the finest mountain walk we have yet undertaken in Europe. We soon realised that it parallelled much of our 2007 GR5 route in reverse, following a broad semi-circular arc to the west of Turin from south to north. We have not yet completed the GTA as we ran out of time and, on reflexion, wish we had begun by the sea. All that is for the future, as are the wealth of Via Alpina routes which follow both the northern and southern sides of the full Alpine range from southern France to Slovenia.
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The photo at the head of our GTA pages is of the Rifugio Quintino Sella below the summit of Monviso

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