Today I want to talk about a challenging walk, one of the most fascinating to do in several days: the Tour of Thabor.
Mount Thabor (3,178 m above sea level) is located at the bottom of the Valle Stretta, a valley that has been French since 1947 and easily reachable from the town of Bardonecchia. A small chapel was erected on the summit.
The name Thabor refers us to Palestine, some theories trace its name back to the period of the Crusades, when knights returning from the holy land wanted to give the same name to the well-known Thabor (600m above sea level) located in Galilee where, according to the Gospel, the transfiguration of Jesus Christ.
To climb the summit there are several possibilities, it is possible to climb directly to the summit or make the tour, discovering in a few kilometers a great variety of landscapes.
This is the official site that talks about this wanderful tour and in which it is immediately possible to book shelters:
The ideal starting point is Oulx with its train station.
Have a good trip