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Refuge Valmasque - Castérino

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5.3 mile 8.6 kilometer point to point
82% Runnable
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Elevation

Ascent: 18' 5 m
Descent: -2,252' -686 m
High: 7,302' 2,226 m
Low: 5,067' 1,544 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 33% (18°)

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An easy run back to the civilization.

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Features River/Creek · Views · Waterfall

Overview

This is the last day of a 3-day loop around Mont Bego. It is an easy downhill run, that takes you from the Refuge Valmasque back to the hamlet of Castérino.

Description

Start out from the wonderful Refuge Valmasque with its perfect view over Le Lac Vert. You start descending first over boulders and rocks, but pretty soon you reach the first trees, and the rest of the run is primarily through forests.

Around one third of the way down, the singletrack trail widens and becomes a narrow gravel road, which finally gets paved as you get close to Castérino.

In Castérino you can refresh yourself with a drink at one of the quaint, small auberges and hotels.

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Nice meadows and lush forests
Apr 14, 2018 near Tende, FR
Descending from Refuge Valmasque towards Castérino
Apr 14, 2018 near Tende, FR

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