Piazzale dei Cannoni
The bearded vulture
From “Rifugio escursionistico”, take the path which gradually rises, following the river, until you reach the stone sheep barn “Gias Isterpis”.
As you climb upwards, the view opens out onto the foothills of Gelàs (3143m). Keep your eyes open: several bearded vultures have been reintroduced under the aegis of the Maritime Alps Natural Park and the Mercantour National Park in the last few years. It is also possible to see golden eagles nesting in the surrounding area.
Continue along the path until you reach “Piazzale dei Cannoni” (1433 m): you can look over a beautiful panoramic view of the Gelàs, the highest Mercantour peak. On the grassy and stony slopes which border the path, Marmots, chamois and ibex make their summer homes on the grassy and stony slopes which border the path.
Follow the same route on the return journey.
Società Nuova Benese service
Regular bus route Cuneo, Valdieri, Entracque
Tel.: 00 39 (0) 171 69 29 29
SNCF Regional Express line (TER) Provence Alpes-Côte d’Azur
For travel across the region and to Cuneo
Tel.: 00 33 (0) 800 11 40 23
Access and parking
Reservations at Maritime Alps Natural Park at Valdieri. Rental at the Park Office at Entracque.
Tel.: 00 39 (0) 171 97397
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