Monastero di Lanzo - Colle della Forchetta - trail 332
Started from Monastero di Lanzo and by mostly asphalt climbed to S. Grato, Marsaglia, Rifugio Salvin (in fall open Friday, Saturday and Sunday), 770 meters elevation gain in 10 km. Then dirt traverse eat and drink to Colle della Forchetta 1666 m. the highest point of the trail.
We enjoy splendid views of among others: Uia di Bessanese, Mondrone, Ciamarella a little snow-covered, Levanna Orientale and Monte Morion.
The signs are for trail 332 and Baita S.Giacomo 1404 m at 30 minutes and Chiaves 1043 m at 1h 30.
They are widening the dirt road, so we opt for the uphill trail which we then descend again to Colle S.Giacomo 1450 m. There are two forks between Colle San Giacomo and Baita San Giacomo: at the first one we descend on the wider path, at the second one we take the narrower path to the left. Then from Colle San Giacomo continue for a stretch to the right on a dirt road and, first fork, follow the path slightly downhill (uphill 332 b skirts M. Ciucrin and then rejoins 332). Arriving almost near Baita S.Giacomo di Moia, second fork, we turn left into the woods still on trail 332 that with single track and short trialist sections rejoins the dirt road and, left, on asphalt to Passo della Croce.
Then by asphalt back to Sistina and Monastero.
IGC No. 110 Lanzo, Viù, Chialamberto, Locana, Ciriè, Valli di Lanzo Trail map (1:25,000)