The name Malciaussia is probably derived from the French "times ciaussia" which means as much as badly fogged. It can be assumed that it meant "badly studded shoes" used by local mountaineers.
The lake was built in the 20s and 30s as a reservoir for power generation. The town of Malciaussia was flooded.
The continuous asphalt road from Usseglio to the reservoir is certainly a highlight for ambitious cyclists.
April 23, 2016
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