By car:Coming from the North follow the A6 Torino-Savona motorway to the Fossano toll booth, from here take the SS231 to Cuneo and then the SS 20 to Borgo S. Dalmazzo, then follow the Gesso Valley to Valdieri and further to Terme di Valdieri where you can park.
Coming from the South (Italian riviera) follow the A6 motorway to Mondovì, from here follow signs to Borgo S. Dalmazzo from here follow the directions as above.
Coming from Nice or Ventimiglia the best route is the Roya Valley, through the Colle di Tenda tunnel and down the SS 20 to Borgo S. Dalmazzo.
By public transport: By train to Cuneo or Borgo S. Dalmazzo (timesTrenitalia
), then by bus to Terme di Valdieri (times:
Autolinee Nuova Benese, tel. +39 0171 692929).
By plane: Turin international airport is 100 km away and Nice international airport (France) is 130 km away.
Cuneo also has an airport (30 km away) offering a limited number of flights (tel. +39 0172 374374).
From the car-park at Terme di Valdieri an unsurfaced road (closed to traffic) leads up to the Valasco plain, about an hour's walk, where you will find the refuge of the same name, a former royal lodge belonging to the House of Savoy.
Access on foot from France
There are two possibilities, from Saint Martin Vesubie or from Isola 2000.
Saint-Martin-Vésubie can be reached from Nice, from here you can drive up to Boréon and
in summer it is possible to reach the car-park above the village on the way to the col di Salèse about
1670m. Leave the car and carry on up to the pass (2031 m.), from here follow the road down, dropping around
50m in height until you come across a wide path off to the right leading to Lac Nègre. Shortly before
reaching the lake, at a bend in the path a second path leads off to the right climbing up past the French
Fremamorta lakes to the Colle di Fremamorta (2615 m.), about 3 hrs walk from the car-park.
From here walk down past the Italian Fremamorta lakes, to climb slightly up to the Colletto Valasco
and then down again following a wide path to a height of 2120m where you pick up a narrower path down
to the upper Valasco plain and from here it is 10 min to the Royal Hunting Lodge, 2 hrs from the the
Colle di Fremamorta.
You can get to Isola 2000 from Nice, Gap or Digne. A path starts here that in 2 hrs will bring you to the Bassa del Druos (2628 m) passing by Terre Rouge lake. From the pass, drop down past the Valscura lakes and from here to the upper Valasco plain and the Royal Hunting Lodge (4 hrs from Isola 2000).