GTAM - Stage 10: Trinità d'Entracque - Palanfrè
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GTAM - Stage 10: Trinità d'Entracque - Palanfrè

10. GTAM - Stage 10: Trinità d'Entracque - Palanfrè

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A very beautiful high-altitude stage on long slopes or ridges which provides panoramic views over and connects the valleys of Gesso et Vermenagna.
Today, two farming families live all year round at Palanfré. Their flocks graze on the pastures surrounding this hamlet, imbuing it with a particular charm.


Leave the GTA Locanda Del Sorrisso lodge behind you and take the tarmacked road towards the north-west for 50 metres. At the marker, turn right along the tarmacked road which has white and red L6 markers towards Palanfré. At the end of this tarmacked road, take the path on your right with GTA/L6 markers. Head up the left bank of the mountain stream using the handrail. You will then head rapidly upwards thanks to a steep path which rises through the forest until Colle del Caïre di Porcera at 1802 metres. Turn left at the marker, following GTA/L6. Continue climbing along a path which provides a panoramic view as it crosses steep slopes over three successive sections until Colle della Garbella at 2170 metres. Continue along the ridge via the path with white and red GTA/L6 markers; reminders can be found on certain posts. From an altitude of 2209 metres onwards, head downwards on your left to reach a valley which begins at the foot of a rocky projection. At 1975 metres, close to a boulder, there is a marker denoting the GTA/L6 path. At 1600 metres, join a track and turn right, following the markers. Continue the descent along the track until you reach the village. When you reach a place selling cheese, take the tarmacked road to explore the authentic hamlet of Palanfrè at 1398 metres altitude.
Departure : Trinità d'Entracque
Arrival : Palanfrè
Towns crossed : Entracque, Vernante

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