Dear reader:

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Additional information has been provided to the stages which I have already hiked or I am about to hike. This information can refer to a blog. It can also give explanations about a person, a place or an interesting event, mentioned in the text of the original page of the Via Alpina website in question.

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 Stage D1: Riale–Alpe Vannino

Difficulty I     Walking time 3h45     Distance 11.6 km     ↑ 966m     ↓ 514m

Formazza Riale, Italy

View on Riale with the stream Morasco in front
it.wikipedia.org/wiki

The starting point of the Blue Trail, Stage D1, is also the destination of Stage R92 resp. starting point of Stage R93 of the Red Trail.

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Stage D2: Alpe Vannino–Alpe Deveno

Difficulty II     Walking time 3h45     Distance 14.2 km     ↑ 748 m     ↓ 1299m

Vannino Lake, Italy

View on the Vannino reservoir
www.caisomma.com

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Stage D3: Alpe Deveno–Binn

Difficulty III     Walking time 4h20     Distance 12.6 km      ↑ 616m     ↓ 830m

Binn Valley VS, Switzerland

The river Binna flows through Binn
en.wikipedia.org/wiki

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Stage D4: Binn–Rosswald

Difficulty I     Walking time 5h40     Distance 17.2 km     ↑ 1100m     ↓ 533m

 

Saflisch Pass VS, Switzerland

Outcrop of limestone at the Saflisch Pass on the way to Rosswald VS
de.wikipedia.org/wiki

Please, also read the blog on this stage of September 29th 2019.

 

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Stage D5: Rosswald–Simplonpass

Difficulty II    Walking time 10h10     Distance 24.10 km      ↑ 1049m     ↓ 926m

Simplon pass VS, Switzerland

At the Simplon Pass crossing with mountain lake
de.wikipedia.org/wiki

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Stage D6: Simplonpass–Zwischbergen

Difficulty I     Walking time 6h50     Distance 17.9 km     ↑ 1890m     ↓ 1.246m

 

Simplon VS, Altes Hospiz,Switzerland

The “Alte Hospiz” at the Simplon Pass
en.wikipedia.org/wiki

Please, also read the blog on this stage of October 3rd 2019 (in the reverse direction)

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Stage D7: Zwischbergen–Alpe il Laghetto

Difficulty II     Walking time 6h00     Distance 15.5 km     ↑ 977m     ↓ 418m

Zwischbergen Valley, Switzerland

View into the Zwischbergen Valley from the mountain Seehorn
de.wikipedia.org/wiki

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Stage D8: Alpe di Laghetto–Rifugio Andolla

Difficulty III     Walking time 3h05     Distance 7.7km     ↑ 295m     ↓ 345m

Antrona Valley, Lake, Italy

The Antrona Lake in the northern part of Piemonte
de.wikipedia.org/wiki

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Stage D9: Rifugio Andolla–Antronapiana

Difficulty I     Walking time 2h30     Distance 8.5 km     ↑ 0m     ↓ 1005m

Antronapiana, Italy

The San Lorenzo Church from the 13th century in Antronapiana
de.wikipedia.org/wiki

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Stage D10: Antronapiana–Madonna della Gurva (Molini di Calasca)

Difficulty I     Walking time 6h35     Distance 25.3 km     ↑ 1447m     ↓ 571m

Calasca-Castiglione, Italy

Calasca-Castiglione with the Sant’Antonio Abate Church
de.wikipedia.org/wiki

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Stage D11: Madonna della Gurva (Molini di Calasca)–Campello Monti

Difficulty II     Walking time 10h30     Distance 25.3 km     ↑ 1447m     ↓ 571m

Colle dell' Usciolo Pass, Italy

The Colle dell’Usciolo Pass
www.klingenfuss.org

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Stage D12: Campello Monti–Santa Maria di Fobello

Difficulty II     Walking time 5h30     Distance 14.3 km     ↑ 573m     ↓ 774m

Alpe Res di Fobello, Italy

The Alpe Res di Fobello
www.caivarallo.it

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Stage D13: Santa Maria di Fobello–Carcoforo

Difficulty II     Walking time 5h00     Distance 10.9 km     ↑ 907m     ↓ 669m

Mastallone river, Italy

The Mastallone river
it.wikipedia.org/wiki

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Stage D14: Carcoforo–Rifugio Ferioli

Difficulty I     Walking time 7h5     Distance 11.3 km     ↑ 1565m     ↓ 665m

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Stage D15: Rifugio Ferioli–Sant’Antonio di Valvogna

Difficulty I     Walking time 3h45     Distance 10.2 km     ↑ 439m     ↓1325m

Monte Rosa mountains, Italy

The Monte Rosa mountain range near Alagna Valsesia
en.wikipedia.org/wiki

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Stage D16: Sant’Antonio di Valvogna–Gressoney-Saint-Jean

Difficulty II     Walking time 6h05     Distance 12.5 km     ↑1595m     ↓ 1587m

Riva Valdobbia, Italy

View on Riva Valdobbia
en.wikipedia.org/wiki

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Stage D17: Gressoney-Saint-Jean–Piedicavallo

Difficulty II     Walking time 6h55      Distance 16.4 km     ↑ 1286m     ↓1626m

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Stage D18: Piedicavallo–Issime

Difficulty II     Walking time 6h15     Distance 18.1 km     ↑2924m     ↓ 2986m

Gressoney-Saint-Jean, Italy

Characteristic Walser architecture in Gressoney-Saint-Jean
www.trekearth.com/gallery

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Stage D19: Issime–Challand-Saint-Victor

Difficulty ?     Walking time 8h25     Distance 16.501 km     ↑ 1129m     ↓ 1511m

Issime, Aosta Valley, Italy

The main street of Issime in the Aosta Valley
fr.wikipedia.org/wiki

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Stage D20: Challand-Saint-Victor–Covarey

Difficulty II     Walking time 5h55     Distance 18.944km     ↑ 982m     ↓ 422m

Challand-Saint-Victor, Isollaz Waterfall, Italy

The Isollaz waterfall near Challand-Saint-Victor in the Aosta Valley
commons.wikimedia.org/wiki

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Stage D21: Covarey–Rifugio Dondena

Difficulty II     Walking time 8h30     Distance 15.939 km     ↑ 965m     ↓ 410m

Monte Avic, Aosta Valley, Italy

In the Nature reserve of Monte Avic in the Aosta Valley
fr.wikipedia.org/wiki

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Stage D22: Rifugio Dondena–Alpe Péradzah

Difficulty II     Walking time 5h00     Distance 12.077 km     ↑ 410m     ↓ 99m

Miserin Lake, Aosta Valley, Italy

The Miserin Lake in the Aosta Valley
fr.wikipedia.org/wiki

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Stage D23: Alpe Péradza–Bivacco Bausano

Difficulty II     Walking time 3h25     Distance 9.8 km     ↑ 239m     ↓ 893m

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Stage D24: Bivacco Bausano–Ronco Canavese

Difficulty II     Walking time 4h25     Distance 12.33 km     ↑ 844m     ↓ 1901m

Traversella, Italy

View on Traversella
de.wikipedia.org/wiki

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Stage D25: Ronco Canavese–Talosio

Difficulty II     Walking time 5h10     Distance 13.24 km     ↑ 1262m     ↓ 981m

Ronco Canavese, Italy

View on Ronco Canavese from the Cima Rosta
de.wikipedia.org/wiki

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Stage D26: Talosio–San Lorenzo

Difficulty II     Walking time 6h00     Distance 15.68 km      ↑ 1696m     ↓ 1874m

Santuario di Prascondù, Italy

The place of pilgrimage Santuario di Prascondù
it.wikipedia.org/wiki

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Stage D27: San Lorenzo–Noasca

Difficulty II     Walking time 4h01     Distance 00.0 km      ↑ 000m     ↓ 000m

Col di Nivolet, Gran Paradiso, Italy

The Col di Nivolet where the river Orco wells up
nl.wikipedia.org/wiki

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Stage D28: Noasca–Ceresole Reale

Difficulty II     Walking time 4h00     Distance 10,67 km      ↑ 1021m     ↓ 573m

Ceresole Reale Lake, Italy

The Ceresole Reale Reservoir
it.wikipedia.org/wiki

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Stage D29: Ceresole Reale–Pialpetta

Difficulty II     Walking time 6h05     Distance 13,5 km      ↑ 1172m     ↓ 1612m

Crocetta mountain top, Ceresole Reservoir, Italy

The mountain top of the Crocetta and far below the Ceresole Reservoir
it.wikipedia.org/wiki

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Stage D30: Pialpetta–Balme

Difficulty ?     Walking time 7h40     Distance 15.9 km      ↑ 1612m     ↓ 1252m

Stura di Valgrande, Bussoni, Italy

The river Stura di Valgrande near Bussoni
it.wikipedia.org/wiki

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Stage D31: Balme–Usseglio

Difficulty II     Walking time 7h00     Distance 12.5 km      ↑ 1251m     ↓ 1436m

Usseglio, Italy

The old church of Usseglio
de.wikipedia.org/wiki

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Stage D32: Usseglio–Rifugio Riposa

Difficulty II     Walking time 7h25     Distance 23.2 km      ↑ 1853m     ↓ 940m

Rocciamelone, Italy

The mountain Rocciamelone seen from the Colle delle Finestre
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Stage D33: Rifugio Riposa–Rifugio Stellina

Difficulty II     Walking time 6h30     Distance 12.3 km      ↑ 1648m     ↓ 1264m

Rocciamelone, Madonna, Italy

The Statue of the Madonna on the top of the mountain Rocciamelone
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Stage D34: Rifugio Stellina–Refuge du Petit Mont Cenis

Difficulty II     Walking time 5h20     Distance 18.4 km      ↑ 245m     ↓ 602m

Col du Mont Cenis, France

The Reservoir at the Col du Mont Cenis
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Stage D35: Refuge du Petit Mont Cenis–Rifugio Vaccarone

Difficulty III     Walking time 3h35     Distance 11.6 km      ↑ 1190m     ↓ 566m

Savine Lake, Serre-Ponçon Bridge, France

The Savine Lake with the Serre-Ponçon bridge
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Stage D36: Rifugio Vaccarone–Rifugio Levi-Molinari

Difficulty III     Walking time 5h15     Distance 15.6 km      ↑ 794m     ↓ 1708m

Col de Clapier, France

The Col du Clapier Pass on the border between France and Italy
en.wikipedia.org/wiki

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Stage D37: Rifugio Levi-Molinari–Rifugio D. Arlaud

Difficulty II     Walking time 6h20     Distance 15.6 km      ↑ 794m     ↓ 1708m

Parco Gran Bosco di Salbertrand, Laune Lake, Italy

The Laune Lake in the national park Gran Bosco di Salbersand
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Stage D38: Rifugio D. Arlaud–Usseaux

Difficulty I     Walking time 4h40     Distance 15.2 km      ↑ 878m     ↓ 1192m

Usseaux from Albergian Valley, Italy

View on Usseaux from the Albergian Valley
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Stage D39: Usseaux–Balsiglia

Difficulty ?     Walking time 7h10     Distance 19.98 km      ↑ 1517m     ↓ 1585m

Pis Waterfall, Italy

The waterfall of Pis near Balsiglia
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Stage D40: Balsigla–Ghigo di Prali

Difficulty I     Walking time 4h30     Distance 15.86km      ↑ 912m     ↓ 829m

Salza di Pinerolo, Italy

View on Salza di Pinerolo
it.wikipedia.org/wiki

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Stage D41: Ghigo di Prali–Rifugio di Lago Verde

Difficulty I     Walking time 3h40     Distance 9.3 km      ↑ 1090m     ↓ 0m

Germanasca creek near Prali, Italy

The Germanasca creek near Prali
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Stage D42: Rifugio di Lago Verde–Le Roux

Difficulty II     Walking time 2h25     Distance 9.1 km      ↑ 266m     ↓ 1075m

Grand Queyron, Italy

The mountain Grand Queyron
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Stage D43: Le Roux–Rifugio W. Jervis

Difficulty II     Walking time 4h15     Distance 12.44 km      ↑ 854m     ↓ 870m

Monte Palavas, Italy

The mountain Monte Palavas/Tête du Pelvas
it.wikipedia.org/wiki

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Stage D44: Rifugio W. Jervis–Rifugio Barbara Lowrie

Difficulty II     Walking time 4h35     Distance 12.34 km      ↑ 1100m     ↓ 1079m

Monte Granero, Italy

The mountain Monte Granero seen from the Granero Hut
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Stage D45: Rifugio Barbara Lowrie–Pian del Re

Difficulty II     Walking time 5h05     Distance 11.51 km      ↑ 1302m     ↓ 1041m

Monviso, Italy

The mountains Monviso (r) and Visolotto (l) from the Col de Chamoussière
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Stage D46: Pian del Re–Refuge du Viso

Difficulty II     Walking time 3h35     Distance 8.1 km      ↑ 973m     ↓ 535m

Monviso, Tunnel on the Italian side

The tunnel (“Buco di Viso“) through the mountain Monviso on the Italian side
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Stage D47: Refuge du Viso–Rifugio Savigliano

Difficulty II     Walking time 4h45     Distance 15.69 km      ↑ 722m     ↓ 1476m

Pontechianale, Italy

View on Pontechianale
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Stage D48: Rifugio Savigliano–Chiesa di Bellino

Difficulty II     Walking time 3h10     Distance 8.58 km      ↑ 718m     ↓ 942m

Varaita Valley, Italy

The Varaita Valley with Lake Chianale en.wikipedia.org/wiki

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Stage D49: Chiesa di Bellino–Serre di Val d’Elva

Difficulty II     Walking time 3h50     Distance 9.61 km      ↑ 849m     ↓ 626m

Elva, Church of Santa Maria Assunta, Italy

The parish church Santa Maria Assunto di Elva
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Stage D50: Serre di Val d’Elva–Ussolo

Difficulty II     Walking time 4h35     Distance 17.2 km      ↑ 862m     ↓ 1047m

Ussolo, Italy

Old house near Ussolo, in 2005 used as filmset
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Stage D51: Ussolo–Chiappera

Difficulty II     Walking time 4h55     Distance 15.8 km      ↑ 911m     ↓ 699m

Maira Valley (upper part), Chiappera, Italy

The upper part of the Maira Valley near Chiappera with view on the Rocca Provenzale
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Chiappera is not only the destination of Stage D51 of the Blue Trail, but also the destination of Stage R134 of the Red Trail.

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Stage D52: Chiaperra–Larche

Difficulty II     Walking time 5h10     Distance 11.5 km      ↑ 1007m     ↓ 1046m

Monte Sautron (east), Italy

The eastside of the Monte Sautron
it.wikipedia.org/wiki

Chiaperra is not only the starting point of Stage D52 of the Blue Trail, but also the starting point of Stage R135 of the Red Trail.

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Stage D53: Larche–Bousiéyas

Difficulty II     Walking time 6h35     Distance 18.5 km      ↑ 1154m     ↓ 805m

Tête d' Enchatraye mountain, France

The mountain Tête d’Enchatraye in France
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Stage D54: Bousiéyas–St-Etienne-de-Tinée

Difficulty II     Walking time 4h10     Distance 14.6 km      ↑ 453m     ↓ 1313m

Col de la Colombière, France

The last bends of the Col de la Colombière Pass
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Stage D55: St-Etienne-de-Tinée–Roya

Difficulty II     Walking time 4h15     Distance 13.1 km      ↑ 983m     ↓ 631m

Saint-Etienne-de-Tinée, France

Saint-Etienne-de-Tinée from above
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Stage D56: Roya–Refuge du Longon

Difficulty II     Walking time 6h55     Distance 17.8 km      ↑ 1261m     ↓ 864m

Mont Mounier, France

The narrow trail to the Mont Mounier and in the background the mountain massif Mercantour-Argentera
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Stage D57: Refuge du Longon–St-Sauveur-sur-Tinée

Difficulty II     Walking time 3h50     Distance 11.2 km      ↑ 10m     ↓ 1398m

Roure, Tinée Valley, France

Roure with the St. Laurent church high above the Tinée Valley
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Stage D58: St-Sauveur-sur-Tinée–St.-Martin-Vésubie

Difficulty I     Walking time 6h05     Distance 19.0 km      ↑ 1234m     ↓ 721m

Saint-Martin-Vésubie, France

Saint-Martin-Vésubie is situated on the left side in the valley
de.wikipedia.org/wiki

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Stage D59: St-Martin-Vésubie–Belvédère

Difficulty II     Walking time 5h00     Distance 16.1 km      ↑ 656m     ↓ 830m

Vésubie river, France

The narrow ravine of the river Vésubie
de.wikipedia.org/wiki

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Stage D60: Belvédère–Col des Turini

Difficulty II     Walking time 5h35     Distance 16.0 km      ↑ 1342m     ↓ 539m

Col de Turini, France

Hairpin bends at the Col de Turini pass near La-Bollène-Vésubie
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Stage D61: Col des Turini–Sospel

Difficulty II     Walking time 8h45     Distance 18.9 km      ↑ 725m     ↓ 2007m

Sospel, Bévéra river, France

View on Sospel with the old bridge over the Bévéra river
en.wikipedia.org/wiki

It is possible to hike from Sospel to Monaco, following the last two stages of the Red Trail: R160 en R161.
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