The main entrance to the Grand Tournalin refuge can be taken from the village of St. Jacques (travel time 2 hours and 30). After crossing the village, you reach a bridge over the river Evancon, beyond which a sign indicates the beginning of the Alta Via 1. The path climbs up through larch woods, you reach the pastures of dwarf Tournalin the bottom and then through meadows, crossing the winding road that reaches the shelter. Al Rifugio Grand Tournalin also comes from Cheneil (2 hours and 30), again for the High Street n.1.Un alternative route starts from the village of Mandriou, through the Pass of Vascoccia (2559 m asl) and then the Nana (n3-3a path from Mandriou), or to the Alpe Mezan, the channel and the Alpe di Nana Cortod low (trail # 5 by Mandriou).
Rifugio Grand Tournalin
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