From Val Lemina
From the centre of Pinerolo, going in the direction of “Sestriere” on the Regional Road SR 23, turn right and follow the signs for “San Pietro Val Lemina”, then go on towards the locality of “Talucco”. Pass by “Talucco” until the bridge on the stream “Torrente Lemina”. Then 3 solutions are possible:
– turn right toward the locality “Brun” (about 1,5 km), park the car and continue in the direction of the pass “Colle Ciardonet” (there is a short ramp at the beginning) and then of the hut “Rifugio Melano” – Casa Canada – about 40 min.
– go on on the paved road toward the locality “Cro'”, before the last hairpin turns take the direction of the hamlet “Borgata Dairin” on the right. Park your car (please do not park into the resident reserved lay-by near the hamlet) and take the path passing between the houses and going to “Colle Ciardonet” pass. Then continue for the hut “Rifugio Melano” – Casa Canada – about 30 min.
– go on on the paved road until the locality “Cro’”, park nearby the inn and, proceeding on foot, take the dirt patch which ascends behind the inn; when you arrive to the first small hill (about 300 m from the parking) leave the dirt patch and go on along a path that descends towards the fields of “Colle Ciardonet” hill, then for the hut “Rifugio Melano” – Casa Canada – abut 40 min.
From Val Noce
Coming from Pinerolo or Turin by the Provincial Road SP “dei Laghi di Avigliana”, turn in the direction of “Frossasco”, then of “Cantalupa”. From the Square in front of the City Hall of Cantalupa turn left, and when you arrive in front of the Church turn right in the street “via Scrivanda”: go on until the end of the paved road. Park the car and continue on foot passing by the houses of the hamlet “Borgata Scrivanda”; at the first crossroads on the left turn following the signs “Fontana Calda”- “Rifugio Melano”. It’s about along the trail at first and by beaten path at the end – about 1 ora e 30 min from the car.
coordinates Rifugio Melano – Casa Canada
UTM WGS 84 32T E 366 018 N 4 980 648
LAT LON 44° 57′ 998” N – 7° 18′ 062” E