A weekend of hiking from Superga to the Abbey of Vezzolano

Slow journey on foot from Turin to Monferrato through the hills of the Po Natural Park

€ 299

This is a really special hike on the green hills of the Po River Natural Park that connect Turin with the Monferrato area.

Walking without hurry on the paths and on the dirt roads once used for the pilgrimage, in the company of an Environmental Hiking Guide, we will cross in two days the wonderful woods that lead from the Basilica of Superga to the splendid Abbey of Vezzolano.

We will climb with the characteristic Sassi-Superga rack railway to the Church which is the symbol of the city and of the legend of the Grande Torino football club and enjoy a spectacular view of the city before setting off on the paths of the hillside of Torino, we will pass by the Castle of Cinzano, we will enjoy the walk and the company all the way to the picturesque Abbey of Santa Maria di Vezzolano, ancient and precious, surrounded by greenery. In the panoramic and characteristic village of Albugnano we will then enjoy a “merenda sinoira”: a typical cross between a dinner and an afternoon snack.

 

Superga Vezzolano

difficulty level:Easy

Relatively short itineraries on paths and dirt roads, with some climbs to be faced without hurry and at the right pace! Ideal for new hikers and for those who want to take up easy hiking again.

1st stage: from the Basilica of Superga to Sciolze

From Turin we will get to Sassi to climb the characteristic rack railway, inaugurated in 1884, which will quickly take us to the Basilica of Superga church. After admiring the view of Turin and the Alps, we will begin our trek by walking along the paths of the Torino hill, passing through the village of Baldissero, all the way from the village of Sciolze.

Our minibus will accompany us to a charming Hotel in Montaldo Torinese

Distance: 17km

Elevation gain: 350m

Start of the tour: Basilica di Superga

Arrival: Sciolze

 

2nd stage: from Sciolze to the Abbey of Vezzolano

After leaving Sciolze a series of quiet secondary roads will lead us to the characteristic medieval castle of Cinzano, from here in a short time we will reach the splendid Abbey of Vezzolano, where we will stop for a short stop and a pleasant visit. We will then go up to the panoramic village of Albugnano and then enjoy a well deserved “merenda sinoira” snack.

Return to Turin and end of services.

Distance: 13km

Elevation gain:  450m.

Start of the tour:  Sciolze

Arrival:  Albugnano

Marco B.

A great sports and mountain lover, during the summer you will find him along the trails hiking and mountain biking, and in the winter again there with skis or a snowboard on his feet. Always looking for new routes, he loves good food and good company. When he is not in the mountains you'll find him at the sea side surfing or rehearsing a play with his actor friends.

Never without: a good cup of coffee

Favorite quote: "Sports is the toy department of life"

The price of this  A weekend of hiking from Superga to the Abbey of Vezzolano, of 299 euros per person, includes:

  • 2 days of trails accompanied by an Environmental Hiking Guide
  • transfer from Turin and back by our minibus
  • ascent to Superga with the rack railway
  • transport to the starting points of the paths and to the hotel in the evening
  • 1 night accommodation in B&Bs in double rooms breakfast included( Single room surcharge: 25 euros total)
  • 2 lunches
  • 1 dinner
  • Luggage transport service at each stage
  • visit to the “Santa Maria di Vezzolano” abbey
  • 1 “merenda sinoira”, cross between dinner and a snack

This tour consists of 2 days of hiking 

The meeting is at the Porta Susa Station in Torino at 8.00. From here we will go by Minibus at the start of the Sassi-Superga rack railway to go up to the Basilica and start our hike on the hill.

The tour will end at about 17.00 on the second day, with the evening snack, and then we will return to Turin by minibus.

For any questions about the logistics, or if you want to organize your overnight stay in Turin before or after the trip, Paola is at your disposal at the phone number +39 370 3506333 or at the email address [email protected], or directly by chat on this page

Our minibus

In our travels you will find solo travelers, couples, or pairs of friends, and in a small group of eight it’s easy to become friends straight away. This tour is perfect for those that traveling alone but don't want to be on their own for the whole trip. You're independent and you can choose if and when to share meals and your free time with the group.

Our travelers are people who know how to travel, in fact they arrive independently to the place of the appointment, mainly from all over Italy (but not only) and who choose to take a trip with us to learn differently about places, people, flavors and traditions. We are proud to say that our travelers are the best part of our trips!

Solo travellers are always welcome in our tours, and if you feel like sharing a double of triple room with other members of the group we will send you an e-mail after your reservation and you will be able to tell us about your preferences (for example, if you are a girl and you would like to share a room with girls only etc). You will not pay any surcharge.

If you prefer, you can book a single room for a fee.

If there are no other solo travellers in your tour or if there is no opportunity to satisfy your preferences, your single room will be offered by us at no extra charge.

This tour is made of three day hikes of Easy Level (Tourist): relatively short itineraries, on wide paths and flat dirt roads or with slight slopes; lasting 3-4 hours of walking and with a positive vertical gain of maximum 450-500 meters.

 

Classification of difficulty levels for trekking and hiking itineraries:

  • Easy (Tourist): relatively short itineraries, on wide paths and flat dirt roads or with slight slopes; lasting 3-4 hours of walking and with a positive vertical gain of maximum 450-550 meters.
  • Intermediate (excursion): itineraries on paths of various kinds, sometimes with marked slopes; lasting 5-6 hours of walking and with a positive difference in height of maximum 900-1000 meters.
  • Challenging (Expert Hiking): itineraries that present some technical difficulties, such as rocky ground, slight snowy slopes, exposed sections and in some cases single rocky sections of easy climbing (I and II degree) that require the use of hands; a good rhythm is required and physical preparation must be adequate for a day of continuous walking in the mountains; lasting 8-9 hours of walking and with a positive difference in altitude from 1000 meters upwards.
  • CLOTHING

    We recommend to dress in layers, using breathable garments, but without forgetting a fleece and a windproof and rainproof jacket.
  • FOOTWEAR: boots are good, better if not too heavy given the season, also low shoes as long as they are hiking shoes, suitable for walking on trails and dirt paths.
  • BACKPACK: Since we will start from a base each day, it is sufficient to have a backpack of 20-30 liters for day trips, with a cover in case of rain (you never know!).
  • TREKKING STICKS: ideal both uphill and downhill to reduce the effort of leg muscles and to reduce the load on the joints.

This tour includes luggage transfer, so you can safely use a small trolley, which will meet in the evening at our bed and breakfast and at the end of the journey on the Minibus.

 

For further information you can read the article by Marco B. on our blog: Which clothing to choose for a hike? 4 recommendations

All our tours are directly made by us, Giroola Srl, via Amorosa 3, 10030 Villareggia (TO) (P.iva 11671600010, Scia 19022017-1520 Suap 9007)

During the tour you'll be covered by our Civil Responsibility Assurance (Reale Mutua Assicurazioni, via Corte d'Appello 1, 10122 Torino, nr.2007/03/2276452).  

We adhere to the Guarantee Fund (art.50 Dlgs 23.05.2011 n.79) which can be used by all travellers provided they have a contract in case of bankruptcy or insolvency for the refunding of the price paid. (Fondo Garanzia Viaggi Srl, via Nazionale 60, 00184 Roma, certificate n. A/146.1485/5/2017).

 

Booking Policy, from the General Terms and Condition for the Sale of Tour Packages:

3) RESERVATIONS

Acceptance of reservations by Giroola Srl is subject to availability. Reservations will be considered final following confirmation by Giroola Srl,  even via e-mail or fax, to the client.

Indications relative to the tour package not contained in the contract documents, brochures or other forms of written communication, will be supplied in time by Giroola Srl prior to the initial starting date in compliance with its duties as envisaged by Legislative . decree n. 79/2011.

4) PAYMENT

Upon booking, a registration fee and a deposit of 25% of the total amount is required. Full payment is due 30 days prior to departure. For reservations made within 30 days of departure, full payment is due upon booking. Lack of payment of the abovementioned sums on the dates established constitutes grounds for cancellation of reservations such as to determine, on the part of Giroola Srl, the right to terminate the contract.

5) TRANSFER OF CONTRACT

The client renouncing the contract may be substituted by another person provided that:

a) Giroola Srl be given written notice at least 4 weekdays prior to the date of departure, together with the necessary personal data of the transferee;

b) The transferee be able to satisfy all the conditions for the fruition of the service ( ex article 10 of Legislative decree n.111/95) and in particular the requisites relative to passports, visas, health certificates;

c) The transferee refund Giroola Srl for all expenses incurred for the transfer of the contract for the sum specified before the transfer.

Moreover, the transferor and the transferee are both accountable for the payment in full of the tour package price as well as for the sum as per item (c) of the present article.

As far as certain types of services are concerned, third party suppliers have the right to refuse the substitution of the transferee, even if effected within the time limit specified as per item (a) of the present article. Giroola Srl will therefore not be held responsible for the eventual non-acceptance of the substitution on behalf of third parties. This non-acceptance shall be notified in good time by Giroola Srl to the parties involved before departure.

6) WITHDRAWAL

In the event of withdrawing from the tour package contract, the client is, in any case, liable for the payment of the tour package price. If withdrawal takes place for reasons beyond those envisaged in article 7 of the present General Terms, the client shall pay, in compliance with ex article 1373, paragraph III, Italian Civil Code, cancellation penalties as specified below:

  • 10% of the tour package price within 30 days prior to departure
  • 30% of the tour package price from 29 to 18 days prior to departure
  • 50% of the tour package price from 17 to 10 days prior to departure
  • 75% of the tour package price from 9 to 3 weekdays prior to departure
  • 100% of the tour package price beyond these terms.

7) WITHDRAWAL OF CLIENT WITHOUT PENALTY

The client may withdraw from the contract, without incurring any penalty, in the following circumstances:

  • a significant change of one or more elements of the contract which can be objectively considered as fundamental for the fruition of the tour package in its entirety and proposed by Giroola Srl.
  • after the conclusion of the contract itself but prior to departure and not accepted by the client.

In the abovementioned circumstances, the client is entitled to the following options:

  • the fruition of an alternative tour package, with no increase in price or with the restitution of the excess in price, if the second tour package costs less than the first;
  • the restitution of any sum corresponded as partial payment. Said restitution must be made within seven weekdays from receiving the request for reimbursement.

The client must communicate the decision (to accept the change or to withdraw) within two weekdays from receiving notice of the price increase or change. In the absence of specific notice within the said term, the proposal made by Giroola Srl will be considered accepted. The client who decides to withdraw from the contract before departure for circumstances beyond those listed above shall pay, after deducting the account paid as per article 4, the penalty indicated in article 6.

8) TOUR VARIATIONS

Variations to the tour, requested by the client, after the confirmation of booking, could involve processing expenses for Giroola Srl and at times penalties charged by suppliers. If so, the customer will be charged. Partial withdrawal of some of the travellers under the same contract and the resulting decrease in number of tour members is to be considered partial cancellation and is consequently regulated as stated in article 6.

As specified in our General Conditions of Sale of tourist packages, when you travel with Giroola you are covered by our Civil Liability Insurance. For all that could happen and that was due to our negligence or error, we have signed a policy (Reale Mutua Assicurazioni, nr.2007 / 03/2276452).

There are other insurance policies that we recommend and for which we have chosen to work with Allianz Global Assistance, whose Globy range seems to us to be the most suitable for our travelers:

  • TRAVEL CANCELLATION - Our 8-person trips are often full months before the date of travel, and even if our cancellation policy is actually much more flexible than expressed in our Booking Policy (our travelers can attest to this, we are very available to move the trip in case of unexpected even the last minute), where other facilities are involved (hotels, rentals, etc) some expenses are not really refundable, and therefore a good trip cancellation insurance becomes a valuable ally. 
  • HEALTH and ASSISTANCE

We at Giroola are an agency of the Globy network of Allianz Global Assistance, and we can therefore provide you with all the information, make estimates and issue the policies directly with the booking.

For any information our Paola is at your disposal at the phone number +39 370 3506333, at the address [email protected] or in the chat directly on this page.

What's included

Meals

  • Breakfast
  • An additional welcome breakfast
  • 2 lunches
  • 1 dinner

Transport

  • transfer from Turin to the Sassi-Superga rack railway
  • rack railway trip to the Basilica
  • transport to the starting points of the paths
  • Luggage transport service at each stage

Accommodation

  • 1 night accommodation in B&Bs in double rooms, breakfast included( Single room surcharge: 25 euros total)

Activities

  • 2 days of trails accompanied by an Environmental Hiking Guide
  • - visit to the Abbey of Vezzolano
  • evening snack

Book this tour

You can book directly and quickly here on the site, or if you prefer us to assist you with your booking, click here to chat with us now, or call us at +39.370.350.63.33, we'll be happy to help!

If you are booking over a month in advance, only a deposit of 25% is necessary.

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Reviews

Luisella R.
5

From Superga to the Abbey of Vezzolano

A wonderful experience made in the company of Marco a careful hiking guide from Giroola, who accompanied us for these thirty kilometers from Superga to the Abbey of Vezzolano to discover beautiful landscapes near my city that I didn't even know, up to the magnificent Abbey of '1000, where we followed with great interest the guided tour of the volunteers who told us the story of this jewel that after a long journey suddenly appears behind a curve, hidden among the green of the trees in an unreal silence. The guide was able to accompany us and show us the various places we crossed, attentive to our needs and generous with useful advice. A must try !! Thanks Marco, thanks to all the staff who have been able to organize these two days of walking in the best way !! (automatic translation by Google)