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  • Ponte Tibetano

    By Anthony Parente

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    © Ponte Tibetano Cesana Claviere
    If you find yourself in the Piedmont region of Italy between June and September and you are a bit of a thrill seeker you may want to take a detour and visit the commune of Claviere, which is about 80km west of Turin. Here you will find the Ponte Tibetano di Cesana Claviere (Cesana Claviere Tibetan Bridge). It boosts itself as the longest suspended bridge in the world covering the length of 544 meters (1,785 feet).

    The bridge was built 2006, following the Winter Olympics held in Turin, Italy, by the Cesana Torinese e Claviere comune. It follows along the San Gervasio Gorge giving you and incredible view of the blue skies as well as the rocky cliffs. There are three sections to the bridge. The first stretch is about 70 meters (230 feet) long and takes you out over the gorge. The main section of the bridge heads up the gorge suspending approximately 30 meters (98 feet) above ground. The final section of the bridge is 90 meters (295 feet) long and 90 meters (295 feet) high.

    In addition to walking over the suspended bridge you can climb along the via ferrata. Iron rungs are hammered along the cliff as well as a safety cable for you to clip your carabiner to allowing you to climb up the ladder leading to the bunker that was used during World War I. This can be accessed at the end of the second bridge, and it is an alternative way to get to the third and final suspension bridge.

    There is a fee to cross the bridge and it is open to adults and children. Children need to be at least 6 years old and 120 cm (approximately 4 feet) tall and must be accompanied by an adult. Everyone who crosses the bridge will also need to rent the necessary safety equipment, which includes a harness, helmet, and carabiners. If you already have the equipment, you can use yours, but it will need to be inspected by the staff to ensure that everything meets their standards. Before you make the journey, the staff will instruct you on the safety measures you will need to adhere to. For your safety do not wear flip flops or loose shoes. You will be walking on grated metal slats with gaps between them. Just make sure to follow all the safety protocols and you will have a journey that you can tell you friends and family for years to come.

    For hours, directions, costs, and additional information about the Ponte Tibetano di Cesana Claviere please visit https://en.pontetibetano.net/

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