Trekking around Turin - Piedmont Alps
Hiking Tour Fenestrelle Fort and Laux Lake

Trekking day tour of Fenestrelle Fort and the nearby Laux lake 100€

Visit Fenestrelle Fort, the “Great Wall” of Piedmont: try to climb the 4000 stairs! Hike to the wonderful Laux Lake on the trails around the fortress and try an exclusive bakery experience in an ancient windmill in Usseaux

DURATION

1 day
On request, it is possible to extend the Fenestrelle Fort and Laux lake hiking excursion program.
Or check our other hiking tour around Turin.


WHERE

Fenestrelle, Val Chisone, Alps of Piedmont.


LEVEL

Easy. Suitable for everyone in good health.


RECOMMENDED PERIOD

All year round.


TOUR TYPE

Hiking day tour with an expert trekking guide and visit of the Fenestrelle Fort. Bakery experience at the Usseaux windmill and aperitif with local products.

PROGRAM IN BRIEF

Rendez-vous with the guide in Fenestrelle and hike towards the Fenestrelle Fort. Visit of the fort (about 3h walking).
During the tour you will visit thoroughly the San Carlo fort, walk on the "Scala Coperta" staircase to visit the pillboxes, and the other fortifications. You will walk part of the Strada Reale, up to the Garitta del Diavolo, in the Tre Denti fort, a wonderful panoramic spot over the valley!
After the visit hike to the Laux Lake (1h walking) and easy lunch with local products. Afterwards, the visit of the Usseaux village and a bakery experience in an ancient mill.
Return to Fenestrelle and end of the tour.


The Fenestrelle Fort

The Fenestrelle Fort is a huge fortification complex in Chisone Valley, a waldesian valley next to Val Pellice in the Alps of Piedmont, just a few km away from Turin. The fort was built during the 18th and 19th centuries and served as a line of defense to prevent foreign invasions: it has been used until the end of WW2, then left abandoned and later fully restored.
The Fenestrelle Fort is composed of 3 different fortifications: the San Carlo, the Tre Denti and the Delle Valli, linked together by a tunnel that with its 4.000 steps is Europe's longest covered staircase.
The fort covers 1.350.000 square meters and is 3 kilometers long, with an altitude gain of 650 meters in its premises.


Lago Laux

If you want to live a fairy-tale experience, the Laux Lake is the perfect spot: nestled at an altitude of 1381 meters in the high Chisone Valley, in the Alps of Piedmont, is a wonderful small lake immersed in a wonderful environment. It is also a nice spot to enjoy some fishing!


Usseaux

Usseaux is one of the most ancient villages in the valley. A charming hamlet in a beautiful scenario, with its traditional architecture and the still functioning water mill. The inhabitants still speak the patouĂ , a variation of the occitan language.

PRIVATE EXCURSION

Every day of the week
Price per person:
100 euro

For 4 participants

The Fenestrelle Fort and Laux lake hiking excursion can be organized for both individuals or private groups.
Contact us for further details and a tailor-made price.

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WHAT IS INCLUDED

  • 1 day with certified hiking guide speaking english (other languages on request)
  • Fort visit
  • Windmill bakery experience
  • Aperitif with local products

EXTRAS ON REQUEST

Additional Info

  • Destinations: Piedmont, Turin
  • Activities: Hiking and Trekking
  • Page Title: Fenestrelle Fort and Laux lake - Hiking tour with Guide - Turin

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