Where we are

The refuge Questa is located on the shores of Lake Portette at 2388 meters, in the Valasco Valley, in the middle of the Maritime Alps Natural Park. The path leading to the refuge begins at Terme di Valdieri, a hamlet of the municipality of Valdieri, in the Province of Cuneo (Italy).

Access itinerary

From the car-park at Terme di Valdieri an hour's walk on an unsurfaced road (closed to traffic) leads you to Valasco, a plain where the Savoy family's former royal hunting lodge is situated.
From here the route continues as a mule track up to an altitude of 2000m. where a path leading to the refuge branches off by a broken larch (3 hrs walk from the car-park, white and red paint-marks).
From the larch tree you can stay on the mule track which is less steep and passes by the lago di Valscura (4 hrs from the car-park in this case).

Schematic access map to the Refuge Questa
Map on basis © OpenStreetMap contributors, SRTM; map style © OpenTopoMap - license CC-BY-SA
How to reach Terme di Valdieri

By car

If you are coming from the north follow the A6 Torino-Savona motorway to the Fossano exit, then take the SS 231 to Cuneo, from there the SS 20 to Borgo S. Dalmazzo, then drive up the Gesso valley through Valdieri and on to Terme di Valdieri where you can park. Parking spaces for cars and motorhomes are available in Terme.
If you are coming on the motorway from the south follow the A6 to the Mondovì exit and from there follow signs for Cuneo then Borgo S. Dalmazzo,then continuing as indicated above
If you are coming from Nice or Ventimiglia The Roya Valley is best. Follow signs for colle di Tenda and the SS 20 to Borgo S. Dalmazzo.

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By public transport

By train with Trenitalia to Cuneo or Borgo San Dalmazzo, then by bus of Autolinee Nuova Benese to Terme di Valdieri.

By plane

160 km from Terme di Valdieri there is l'Turin international airport, 150 km away l'Nice international airport (France)), 170 km away l'Genoa airport and 50 km away l'Cuneo airport, but offers a limited number of flights.

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