The new Ferrata di Ruceia is excellent for bringing newcomers closer to this type of trip. It is a via ferrata divided into 4 sectors, none of which has significant difficulties. It is pleasant, short and it is easy to follow it all year round.
The starting point of the itinerary is the village of Condove in the province of Turin. Once in Condove, cross the bridge over the Gravio stream and park immediately after the aided area and the adventure park aboard the stream. Directions for Google Maps available here.
Go along the path that goes along the dirt road next to the adventure park and leads in the direction of the Ferrata della Ruceia (10 'from the parking lot).
The Ferrata della Ruceia is composed of 4 sections linked together by pieces of path.
Once at the top of the ferrata, follow the path on the left that leads back to the base in the Poisatto area from which we turn left again and then to the car park (30 'from the end of the ferrata - 1h 45' h total).
It is a via ferrata suitable for beginners, abundantly aided without difficult passages. The first stretch alone is slightly more challenging than the others. Also suitable for younger people.
Given its brevity, it can be easily connected with others via ferrata in the Val Susa. The Ferrata della Rocca Bianca and the Ferrata Carlo Giorda only 10 minutes away by car. If you wanted to go up the valley you are spoiled for choice: the Ferrata dell'Orrido of Chianocco and the Ferrata of the Orrido of Foresto they are the two closest in the valley.
Going up towards the alpine ridge along the Val di Susa we meet Claviere la Ferrata Rocca Clarì, the Ferrata del Bunker or Military, the Ferrata of the Batteria Bassa and the long one Ferrata to the Chaberton. In Bardonecchia instead there is the Via Ferrata of Rouas.
Approach: 0:10 h
Ferrata: 1:00 h
Itinerary: 1:45 h
Ferrata height difference: 150 m
Route difference: 160 m
Max altitude: 541 m
Length: 1.2 Km