Roc Valley

Summer path

Scent of History. A nature path just upstream of Noasca, partly furnished with explanatory panels, goes through villages in the historic Valley of the Roc once inhabited the whole year and enriched by remains of frescoes. This wonderful example of combination between history of the territory and nature finds its maximum expression completing the circuit that continues until Pianchette, crossing a confy and fresh beech forest. house of many animal species of the Park.


Not to be missed :

- the old school of Maison (open upon request)
- Roc waterfall
- typical villages


Trail specifications:

Orco Valley
Starting place: 
Noasca (four bends past the center of the village) or Balmarossa (before the tunnel junction to Ceresole reale after Noasca).
Starting altitude: 
1275 m slm (from Balmarossa), 1100 m slm (from Noasca)
Arrival place: 
Loop trip with arrival in Pianchette (1189 m slm)
Arrival altitude: 
1589 m slm (max altitude reached)
Positive difference of height: 314 m (from Balmarossa), 489 m (from Noasca)
E - hiking
Walking time: 
3h 30’ (circuit total time from the bends over Noasca)
Suggested period: 
May - October
Path type: 
Summer paths