Ligurian Alps

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Ligurian Alps
Alpes Ligures (fr)
Alpi Liguri (it)

Photo of the Ligurian Alps
Panoramic view on Punta Marguareis, Monte Mongioie and Pizzo d'Ormea from Monte Frontè

Part of Western European Alps
Continent Europe
Location Liguria, Italy
Piemonte, Italy
Alpes-Maritimes, France
Highest Point Punta Marguareis ()

Map of the Ligurian Alps
Ligurian Alps located in the Western European Alps

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[edit] General information

[edit] Geographic information

The Ligurian Alps (French: Alpes Ligures, Italian: Alpi Liguri) are a mountain range in the northwestern of Italy and the southeastern tip of France. They form the southwestern extremity of the Western European Alps, separated from the Apennines by the Colle di Cadibona. The Col de Tende separates them from the Maritime Alps in France. In Italy, they form the border between Piemonte in the north and Liguria in the south.

The Ligurian Alps are drained by the Tanaro river and other tributaries of the Po river on the Piemontese side and by several smaller rivers that flow directly to the Mediterranean Sea on the Ligurian side.

The mountains in the northeastern part of the Ligurian Alps are considerably lower than the mountains in the western part where there are several peaks over 2,000 m. The chief peaks of the Ligurian Alps are Punta Marguareis and Monte Mongioie, both lower than 3,000 m.

The Ligurian Alps are subdivided into several subgroups:

Schematic overview of the Ligurian Alps

[edit] General mountainering information

Alpinism is relatively limited in the Ligurian Alps. Although there are some mountains, such as the Punta Marguareis, which have some Dolomites-like features and require some scrambling, most mountains have paths leading to the summit.

The Ligurian Alps have an extensive network of trails and are therefore a prime hiking location with superb views on the higher parts of the Alps. The GTA, Grande Transversata delle Alpi (Italian for The Great Traverse of the Alps), a trail network, runs through the Ligurian Alps and offers myriad single-day hiking possibilities that can be combined into multi-day treks using available sleeping accommodation such as alpine huts, refuges and small hotels.

[edit] Overviews

[edit] Overview of the summits

Mountain Elevation Prominence Country Location Massif Range

[edit] Overview of the cols and passes

Pass Elevation Country Location Range Massif Pass Members

[edit] Overview of all the routes

Mountain Hei. Route Dif. Dur. (h) Type Rock ° Valley Hut Maps

Hei.:Height, Dif.: Difficulty, Dur.: Duration: Meters from hut to summit
Summit map is always listed first. If a map is used for 2 km and another map for 1 km, the 2 km map will be listed before the 1 km map. Overview of the Swiss maps & Italian maps.

[edit] Overview of the mountain huts

Hut Hut Type Massif Elevation Places Hut Phone Nr Starting Valley/Village(s)

[edit] External Links

GTA overview

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