Other options to Valsesia next week.

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Other options to Valsesia next week.

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Hi ,

The vibe from Valsesia is that it is very low at the moment with the rain forecast not looking very promising , is Briancon running at the moment or to high , what other options does anybody recommend.

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Where are you getting your information? Latest I've seen is that it's likely to piss it down. Doesn't look like my shorty's getting any use this year.

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My friend is currently in Campertogno, levels are low and the weather was good but its now turned wet.
Semenza and Alpine sprint will go but are low although with the rain falling the levels are rising.

I will try post any updates.

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High water today, through to Friday, warming up to melt the snow next week with more rain on its way.

The spring is last across the Alps this year, especially in the western Alps.

This map: http://www.rivermap.ch/map.html#sprache ... 803&zoom=7 was all blue 2 days ago, and now all change.

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If there is water, the Cevennes is worth a punt. I had a great trip there a few years ago. Guidebook was updates in 2012 and has plenty of awesome pictures: http://www.canotier.com/francais/nos-ed ... evennes-2/

The Jura mountains are also supposed to be excellent with rain.

The French site eauxvives has lots of useful info (including river levels), but it’s not that easy to navigate.

If you won’t mind gambling on a longer drive, Portugal can be excellent too, but I’ve not heard of any online gauges over there.
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Poke wrote:The Jura mountains are also supposed to be excellent with rain.
There are some great rivers in the Jura (Semine, Loue etc) however all are quite low at the moment and pretty rain dependant. Today and tomorrows rain will bring some stuff up but probably not in to next week unfortunately.

The Dranse (near Thonon) is running nicely but only worth doing if on route really.

Forecast for Campertogno looks warmer for next week so perhaps that's still the best option?

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Myles wrote:
Poke wrote:The Jura mountains are also supposed to be excellent with rain.
Forecast for Campertogno looks warmer for next week so perhaps that's still the best option?
Agreed... Especially in May it's getting increasingly less likely to get enough rain.
You'd need to make a decision to divert to French rivers on the drive down to Italy really.
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Looking good now, with high water Sorba Slides.

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Heading out on Friday and it sounds like there should be water in Campertogno and around.
Once the classic of Val Sesia are exhausted after about 3 days, what would be a good base location to head to for the second half of the week to pick up some other classics in Switzerland or Italy?

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We just had a nice camp at Brione while enjoying the Verzasca.

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