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La Joux - Deffeyes Shelter
Distance5.34km Vertical gain+902m Vertical drop-33m Duration3h40 Average Average
DepartureDeparture in La Thuile (Province de Aosta) - Province de Aosta

A trek across the Gran Paradiso passing through the 5 surrounding valleys.

The Matterhorn Tour Day 2: Prarayer Refuge - Perrucco Vuillermoz Refuge
Distance5.81km Vertical gain+1100m Vertical drop-221m Duration4h15 Very difficult Very difficult
DepartureDeparture in Bionaz - Province de Aosta

Stage starting in pasture which quickly heads into the high mountains passing through the Valcornera pass.

The Matterhorn Tour
Distance156.13km Vertical gain+11626m Vertical drop-11485m Duration10 days Difficult Difficult
DepartureDeparture in Bionaz - Province de Aosta

Undertaken over 10 days, this circuit around the Matterhorn is outstanding. Each day it takes you over the 4000 m peaks of this alpine range. As it is located in 2 countries, Italy and Switzerland, it also brings you into contact with three European languages: Italian, German and also French in Valais in Switzerland.

The Matterhorn Tour Day 1: The Léchère - Prarayer Refuge
Distance4.46km Vertical gain+184m Vertical drop-134m Duration1h45 Easy Easy
DepartureDeparture in Bionaz - Province de Aosta

Warm-up walk to reach the Prarayer refuge along the right bank of the lake.

Walking Lac du Vuert (Download : PDF)
Lac du Vuert
Distance13.71km Vertical gain+890m Vertical drop-881m Duration6h00 Difficult Difficult
DepartureDeparture in Valgrisenche - Province de Aosta

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.

Saint-Grat Lake and Refuge Adami
Distance11.4km Vertical gain+850m Vertical drop-842m Duration5h15 Difficult Difficult
DepartureDeparture in Valgrisenche - Province de Aosta

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.

Distance13.4km Vertical gain+260m Vertical drop-1181m Duration4h25 Average Average
DepartureDeparture in Cogne - Province de Aosta

Spectacular view over Gran Paradiso.

Eaux Rousses - Refuge Vittorio Sella
Distance14.01km Vertical gain+1738m Vertical drop-875m Duration8h10 Very difficult Very difficult
DepartureDeparture in Valsavarenche - Province de Aosta

From Valsavaranche to Val de Cogne in the middle of a herd of chamois.

Distance13.14km Vertical gain+1355m Vertical drop-1364m Duration7h00 Difficult Difficult
DepartureDeparture in Rhemes-Notre-Dame - Province de Aosta

Another valley trek, the aim of today is Valsavarenche.

Refuge de l'Epée - Bruil
Distance6.16km Vertical gain+494m Vertical drop-1147m Duration2h55 Average Average
DepartureDeparture in Valgrisenche - Province de Aosta

Fourth stage between Valgisenche and Val de Rheme.

Planaval - Rifugio chalet de l'Epée
Distance11.55km Vertical gain+932m Vertical drop-127m Duration5h30 Average Average
DepartureDeparture in Arvier - Province de Aosta

A Trek through Valgrisenche with a view over the large village dam.

Deffeyes Shelter - Planaval
Distance13.32km Vertical gain+1145m Vertical drop-2069m Duration6h30 Difficult Difficult
DepartureDeparture in La Thuile (Province de Aosta) - Province de Aosta

A long and difficult stage due to the ascension of 2 passes.

Trek across the Gran Paradiso
Distance76.92km Vertical gain+6826m Vertical drop-6796m Duration7 days Average Average
DepartureDeparture in La Thuile (Province de Aosta) - Province de Aosta

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.

The Matterhorn Tour D3: Perrucco Vuillermoz Refuge - Gandeg Cabin
Distance19.33km Vertical gain+1570m Vertical drop-1422m Duration9h15 Difficult Difficult
DepartureDeparture in Valtournenche - Province de Aosta

Discover the giant that resides here, the splendid Matterhorn itself, before getting a closer look in the evening at the Gandeg cabin.

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