This walk is part of the trek Trek across the Gran Paradiso.
A Trek through Valgrisenche with a view over the large village dam.
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
Head south today, first on a road then on a trail on the right bank of the torrent (D).
Walk along the bank for roughly 2 km before reaching Valgrisenche village. Head towards the football field (1) at the bottom of the village and take a left (sign) route n°2.
Rapidly head up a trail shifting between road and path, finally sticking to the path leading to mountain sheepfolds (Benevy (2) and Prariond).
Remain under Seia Mountain, go through Alpage de Plaz Londzet (3).
Keep going in fairly constant south west direction on a trail reaching l'Alpage de la Fée (5) and its shelter.
D : km 0 - alt. km 0
1 : km 5.83 - alt. km 5.83
2 : km 8.68 - alt. km 8.68
3 : km 9.37 - alt. km 9.37
A : km 11.55 - alt. km 11.55
Refuge de l'Epée: this shelter is used by numerous tourists during the summer season in particular.
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Opposite the shelter you can catch a glimpse of the stunning Pointe du Ruitor and its access shelter.
In front you, to the west, la Grande Sassiére marking the border and revealing nearby Val d'Isère.
A trek across the Gran Paradiso passing through the 5 surrounding valleys.
Nestled at the foot of Tête du Ruitor and its glaciers, within a beautiful setting, Saint-Grat Lake is the highlight of any hike in its own right. Through the final twists and turns before the lake, the slope is smooth and the route straightforward. The next climb much steeper, leading to Refuge Adami gives you a stunning view point.
From Valsavaranche to Val de Cogne in the middle of a herd of chamois.
Another valley trek, the aim of today is Valsavarenche.
A two part hike. First up the Doire de Valgrisenche, a steady slope offering a leafy, green landscape. From the refuge, the landscape becomes essentially mineral and the slope steeper all the way to Vuert's small perched lake. Stunning high mountain surroundings.
Fourth stage between Valgisenche and Val de Rheme.
A long and difficult stage due to the ascension of 2 passes.
It may not be true paradise but it certainly is heavenly. An exceptional group trek carried out in July 2011 which allows you to explore the Val D'aoste valleys ending with a balcony trail to Gran Paradiso summit.
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