Lago Luane (4)
ElevationAscent: 1,305' 398 m
Descent: -104' -32 m
High: 7,095' 2,163 m
Low: 5,895' 1,797 m
GradeAvg Grade: 11% (7°)
Max Grade: 32% (18°)
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“A quiet forest road climbs by a lake with beautiful views of the mountains to the north.”— Lost Justpastnowhere
After that, the climb continues on a gravel forest road up to the Lago Alpe Luane (lake) situated in a small plateau. From the lake, you have a grand view towards the north across the val Susa (valley) towards France. The lake also signals the entrance of the Parco Naturale del Gran Bosco di Salbertrand (Nature Park of the Grand Forest of Salbertrand), which protects a large forest and several mountain peaks in the area.
Past the lake, the trail narrows to a singletrack as it climbs steeply through the forest towards a road junction known as the Ferro di Cavallo (horseshoe). There's nothing special about this spot other than the big horseshoe bend in the road.
This trail is probably best done in the downhill direction (watching of course for hikers), but it's described here as part of the Gran Costa dal Sauze d'Oulx loop.
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Family Friendly, ADA Accessible, Need to Know, Dogs Allowed, Features, Electic Mountain Bikes Allowed
Land Manager: Parco Naturale del Gran Bosco di Salbertrand