On foot

Colle ciarbonet loop from ponte maira

Colle ciarbonet loop from ponte maira

Loop route starting from the Ponte Maira car park (1410 m). Cross the village and follow the signs for Colle Ciarbonet. After passing a wooden bridge, continue towards Grange Matteneota from where you take a dirt road for about one kilometre until you reach a fork. Here, take the path that is part of the Occitan Paths, which climbs steadily up to Colle Ciarbonet. On reaching the pass, it is possible to make a quick diversion to Monte Estelletta (+700m of development, +90m of altitude gain). From the Colle , descend towards Viviere on a mule track. Once in the hamlet, continue along the path to Chialvetta and take the “Scurcio”, a road that soon leads to Frere. Take the small tree-lined avenue that leads to Acceglio in ten minutes. Once in front of a small rock climbing area “‘l perùn ‘d Perìn”, take the path to the left that leads along the stream. Walk along the river until you reach Ponte Maira.


  • Duration: 8h
  • Ascent: 1,030 m
  • Descent: 1,030 m
  • Distance: 19.0 km
  • Region: Acceglio
  • Season: Summer
  • Difficulty: Medium Difficulty

Mountain sports are potentially dangerous activities and must be undertaken with the right equipment and preparation. We invite you to consult the weather and avalanche bulletin before embarking on an excursion and/or contact a guide for assistance. The Valle Maira Tourist Consortium declines any responsibility in relation to the advice and itineraries shown here, which must be evaluated personally according to the weather conditions and snow cover.