..the discovery of the waldesian valleys
The valley is a branch of Val Chisone , with which it is connected at Perosa Argentina. It reaches the height of 1500 m in the valley of Prali . Along the way it branches out in several side valleys, of which the most important is the valley of Massello . Traditionally Val Germanasca is part of the Waldensian Valleys , where the absolute majority of the population follows the Waldesian faith, which is linked to Peter Waldo , persecuted as a heretic in the Middle Ages. In the past this population had periods of tolerance but also periods of persecution.
PROGRAM Way date: 31th May 2014
Saturday, May 31st, 2014
Meeting at 7.15 in Piazzale Lotto and departure, by your own means of transport, for Val Germanasca . The trekking starts with the ascent to the Serafin refuge – average travel time: 5 hours and altitude difference uphill / downhill: mt. 750 . Picnic lunch with your food . Then we will go up in the wild and isolated valley of Bourcet under the impressive climbing walls of Mouriel . Arrived at the refuge we will enjoy the wide open spaces where there are great pastures, and we can enjoy a full immersion in nature.
In the afternoon transfer to Pomeretto for a guided tour of the Museum of Ancient Crafts and visit of the laboratory for the production of liquors made with mountain herbs ” Bernard” . Transfer to Prali for dinner and overnight stay.
Sunday, June 1st, 2014
Breakfast at the hotel then we start the second day of trekking with the ascent to Colle Giulian – average travel time: 5.30 hours and altitude difference uphill / downhill 1000 m. Picnic lunch with your food . From Colle Giulian , which divides Val Germanasca from Valle Pellice , we will venture towards the many waterfalls that are on the trail of the Waldenses , and on this way we will find many testimonies of these populations. At the end of the day we meet an authentic Waldensian pastor who will tell us the history of these valleys . Dinner at the farm ” Granjo Novo ” that will delight us with the traditional specialties of the place .
Monday, June 2nd, 2014
Breakfast at the hotel and then last trekking on the trails of the Ecomuseum – average travel time 3 hours and average altitude uphill/downhill: 600m . Picnic lunch with your food . This day will be dedicated to the history of Val Germanasca : the mines , the Waldesian culture, mountain traditions , a whole world to discover slowly to be sure not to miss anything ! After visiting the Ecomuseum of Mines , we will follow the way of the Miners Trail and at about 16.30 we will come back to Milan.
RATE FOR ASSOCIATED TO ” WAYS AND TASTES ” – €. 249.00
Minimum number of participants: 8 , max 15
The rate includes:
• Two half-board in a double room in hotel Delle Alpi and dinner at Granjo Novo farm
• Presence of two professional guides
• Admission to the Museum of Pomaretto
• Entrance to the Mines
The rate does not include travel from Milan and back , drinks and anything not specified above.
“Way” agreed with “Sentierando Association” ( http://www.sentierando.it/ )
Registration by May 10th with the payment of 30% of the rate by bank transfer
BANCA PROSSIMA (per Imprese Sociali e Comunità)
PIAZZA PAOLO FERRARI 10
(reason : earnest for Val Germanasca and participant name )