Sabbioni Dam: the largest in Piedmont
30 € per person
The ascent to the Sabbioni Dam is one of the most striking routes in the upper Formazza Valley because of the high mountain environments in which you find yourself immersed.
Despite the strong regression of glaciers at (relative) low altitudes, some reflection of them can still be seen among the waters, especially in the twilight hours.
Our journey begins at the base of the large Morasco dam, and then continues inside a large valley that would lap the Arbola glaciers were it not for the mammoth stone weir.
The lake that the dam formed think, holds up to 44 million cubic meters of water at nearly 2,500m. of altitude.
Not surprisingly, this capacity brings the Sabbioni dam to be the largest hydroelectric power generation reservoir in Piedmont.
Often during the ascent (always on excellent trail) it is easy to hear marmots whistling their warning calls for intruders or dangers sighted in their habitat.
We will hear their whistles echoing all the way to the high rocky towers of the Formazza peaks, first among them, as just mentioned, the Punta d’Arbola, which for its elegance in form and height has been nicknamed “The Queen of the Formazza Valley” by older generations of Formazza-alpinists.
Height difference: 800 m
Development: 13 km
To book you can fill out the Form on this page or contact us directly:
Alexander Tel. 340 3386186
Equipment to bring
- Sturdy hiking shoes or mountain boots
- Backpack, season-appropriate clothing and rain jacket
- Packed lunch and drinks
How can I pay for the tour?
Is reservation mandatory?
What happens in case of bad weather?
I will notify you in a timely manner to the references you will give me to contact you.
Can I cancel the reservation? By when?
For cancellations due to causes other than weather uncertainty, in the last 24 hours of departure, a penalty of 50% of the total cost is foreseen.
- Guiding Service of a Medium Mountain Guide
- Individual Insurance Policy
- Transportation, drinks and meals
- Equipment rental fees, if any