The lartificial lake of Pontechianale, in the highest part of the valley
|Floor elevation||400 - 3.841m|
|Long-axis length||around 40km|
Close the French border the valley is divided in two sub-valleys named Valle di Bellino (south) and Valle di Chianale (north), which meet near Casteldelfino.
The most important mountains of the walley are the Monviso (3.841 m) and its subpeaks.
Other relevant summits of the valley, all belonging to the Cottian Alps, are:
The valley can be reached by car/bus from Po Plain following the strada provinciale della Valle Varaita; it also can be accessed by the French region of Queyras by the Collle dell'Agnello, the third highest Alpine pass crossed by an asphalted road.
Notes and references
- Strada provinciale = provincial road
- La leggenda del Colle dell'Agnello, web page on www.piemonteciclabile.it (accessed on December 2012)
- http://www.vallevaraita.cn.it/ (Italian)
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