Trekking around Turin - Piedmont Alps
Hiking Tour Gran Pertus and Exilles Fort

Trekking day tour of Gran Pertus tunnel and Exilles Fort - Alps of Piedmont 90€

Hike near Chiomonte, on the trails of the XVI century lonely miner who dug the Gran Pertus tunnel alone and walk through the tunnel, from Val Clarea to Val di Susa. Visit the wonderful Exilles Fort and enjoy a typical piemontese lunch

DURATION

1 day
On request, it is possible to extend the Gran Pertus & Exilles Fort hiking and cultural day tour program.
Or check our other hiking tour around Turin.


WHERE

Susa Valley, Alps of Piedmont.


LEVEL

Easy. Suitable for everyone in good health.


RECOMMENDED PERIOD

From May to October.


TOUR TYPE

Hike to the Gran Pertus tunnel and visit of the Exilles Fort, with hiking guide. Lunch in local restaurant.

PROGRAM

Rendez-vous with the guide in Chiomonte and hike towards the Gran Pertus on the trail below the Denti di Chiomonte peaks and crossing of the tunnel (about 3h30min walking).
Lunch in a typical restaurant and descent towards Exilles village and visit of the fort.


The Exilles Fort

The Exilles Fort is located in the upper Susa Valley, just a few km away from Turin. The fort was one of the most important lines of defense of Piedmont, along the Fenestrelle Fort, thanks to its strategic position in a bottleneck of the upper valley. First built during the XIV century, the Exilles Fort was modified several times, with the addition of towers and walls.
Over the centuries, the fort has been contested territory between the French and Savoy troops. During the Napoleon's empire, it was demolished as a part of the agreements in the Treaty of Paris (1796), and later rebuilt between 1818 and 1829 maintaining the same layout. Abandoned during WWII, it was later restored to pristine conditions and has been opened to the public since 2000.


Gran Pertus

The Gran Pertus is a 433-meters-long tunnel in Chiomonte, a small town in Susa Valley (Piedmont). It was hand-carved directly from the rock by Colombano Romean, a local chiseller, to collect the water from nearby Val Clarea.
The digging started in 1526 and the Pertus (piedmontese word for tunnel) was completed in 1533. The tunnel still serves its original purpose, and during the summer months can be explored by walk with the proper equipment.

CUSTOMIZE YOUR EXPERIENCE

Program can be modified according to your needs and ideas. Contact us to receive your tailor-made price and itinerary based on your expectations!

DO YOU NEED PRIVATE TRANSFERS?

If you need a private transfer to reach the starting point, we can provide a private car with driver to pick you up from your destination. Contact us to receive more information!

PRIVATE EXCURSION

Every day of the week
Price per person:
90 euro

For 4 participants

The Gran Pertus & Exilles Fort hiking and cultural day tour can be organized for both individuals or private groups.
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WHAT IS INCLUDED

  • 1 day with certified hiking guide speaking english (other languages on request)
  • Fort visit
  • Lunch in local restaurant

EXTRAS ON REQUEST

Additional Info

  • Destinations: Piedmont, Turin
  • Activities: Hiking and Trekking
  • Page Title: Exilles Fort and Gran Pertus - Hiking tour with Guide - Turin

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