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Hiking or climbing: routes in Hône for everyone

Once you have crossed the stone bridge connecting it to Bard, you will find the town of Hône. There are many hiking opportunities for all ages and abilities. From Hône, on foot, you can admire the gullies cut into the rock by the Ayasse stream, along the Ravines Trail. Climbing up the mountainside, you can reach the village of Pourcil, perched up high at an altitude of 965 metres. It is one of Hône’s oldest settlements. Enjoy the picture-postcard panorama of the Bard Fortress from the path on the way up there.

Driving back up the Champorcher Valley by car, you can instead reach the rural villages of Biel and Courtil, by turning at the junction in Pontboset. From here, walk to the Serra di Biel , which affords breathtaking views over the Canavese and the Lower Valley. There is a natural climbing wall, ideal for children especially but also useful for anyone trying their hand for the first time and wanting to improve their technique in safety. Routes for experts to the so-called Placche di Oriana.

In Autumn, the route becomes a magical wonderland for people who love the turning leaves.