One-day hikes

You will find below some proposals of half-a-day or one-day hikes. As you will see, many itineraries run in the Italian territory of the Gran Paradiso National Park, the first protected area to be established in Italy in order to safeguard the multiple natural resources that characterize this mountain area. The Park offers to visitors the opportunity to observe a rich fauna, varying a lot according to the natural environments you are in... Since I know well the area and the habits of every species, we will likely meet bouquetins, chamois, marmots, golden eagles, lammergeyers, since a large number of them live in that area… and if we won’t meet those animals, our mountains are full of their tracks to be identified: faecal traces, leftovers, tracks on snow, etc…  Thinking you would appreciate it, in the technical sheets listed below, you will find the detailed description of the itinerary, the journey times, the meeting point and hour and other practical information such as the cost and the technical difficulties. In this respect, refer to the subsection Technical difficulties that you find on the exploration menu to have a technical support when you choose the hike that best suits your physical condition. It is always good to contact me in order to know whether the excursion can take place on a specific date or not, because of the weather or because of a problem of any kind. All hiking tours must be booked at least 24 hours before the scheduled date, if the minimum number of participants required – indicated in each technical sheet – is reached.

 

A large number of peaks and passes can be reached without a specific mountaineering equipment; let’s reach them together and discover a wild environment that surprises you at every step!

 

Here are some of our proposals of one-day hikes in Aosta Valley, with walking time of 3 to 9 hours and an altitude gain of 120 to 1200 metres:

1. Valley of Bardoney – Lake Loie 

  Municipality of Cogne

Price: 25 € per person (5 people min.)

What to enjoy:

 

  • The tranquillity of walking in the enchanted forest of red spruce

  • Lush pastures in the Valley of Bardoney

  • Lake Loie and the breathtaking view on Mont Blanc

  • Lillaz waterfalls

  • The support of an Aosta Valley hiking guide throughout the whole trek

Suitable for:

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2. Nature trail of the National Park of 

   Gran Paradiso in Montseuc. 

   Municipality of Cogne

Price:  20  per person (5 people min.)

What to enjoy:

  • amazing view on the meadow of Sant'Orso and the village of Cogne

  • from the highest point of the itinerary, outstanding view on Gran Paradiso and the glacier of Tribolazione

  • easy itinerary, suitable for a wide range of people

  • the support of an Aosta Valley hiking guide throughout the whole trek

Suitable for:

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3. Gimillan - Lago Coronas

   Municipality of Cogne

Price: 25  per person (5 people min.)

What to enjoy:

 

  • lake Coronas, a high altitude jewel, nestled between peaks and lush pastures

  • the valley of Grauson, S.C.I. (site of community importance) for the countless natural beauties that characterize it

  • alpine huts newly renovated in Grauson Inferiore

  • the support of an Aosta Valley hiking guide throughout the whole trek

Suitable for:

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4. Plan Borgno - Vallone delle Meyes

   Municipality of Valsavarenche

Price: 25  per person (5 people min.)

What to enjoy:

 

  • lake Plan Borgno (2.672 masl), an enchanted and little known place from which you can enjoy a splendid view on the Gran Paradiso

  • the valley of Meyes and its lush pastures, where chamois and steinbocks often graze

  • the Gran Paradiso on the opposite side, virtually following you throughout the excursion

  • the support of an Aosta Valley hiking guide throughout the whole trek

Suitable for:

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5. Chabod hut - Vittorio Emanuele II hut

   Municipality of Valsavarenche

Price: 25  per person (5 people min.)

What to enjoy:

  • high altitude icy landscapes

  • the north face of Gran Paradiso right above you!

  • local fauna easy to observe

  • the support of an Aosta Valley hiking guide throughout the whole trek

Suitable for:

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6. Hiking route Grand Rû

  Municipality of Rhêmes-Notre-Dame

Price:  20  per person (5 people min.)

What to enjoy:

  • walking peacefully in the wood of larches and red spruce

  • lake of Pellaud,  oasis of natural beauty

  • easy itinerary, suitable for a wide range of people

  • the support of an Aosta Valley hiking guide throughout the whole trek

Suitable for:

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7. Bruil - Vallone di sort - Entrelor

   Municipality of Rhêmes-Notre-Dame

Price: 25  per person (5 people min.)

What to enjoy:

 

  • the larch wood and the typical underbrush of rhododendron, heather and blueberry

  • the valley of Entrelor and its lush pastures

  • the wild Valley of Sort

  • the support of an Aosta Valley hiking guide throughout the whole trek

Suitable for:

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8. Thumel – Vaudalaz mountain pasture –

   Benevolo  hut

   Municipality of Rhêmes-Notre-Dame

Price: 25  per person (5 people min.)

What to enjoy:

 

  • the valley of Grand Vaudalaz and its lush pastures

  • the breathtaking view on the Granta Parey

  • high altitude icy landscapes at the head of the valley of Rhêmes

  • the support of an Aosta Valley hiking guide throughout the whole trek

Suitable for:

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9. Thumel - Benevolo hut - Goletta lake- Colle Bassac Déré 

   Municipality of Rhêmes-Notre-Dame

Price: 25  per person (5 people min.)

What to enjoy:

  • Goletta lake and glacier

  • the breathtaking view on the Granta Parey

  • high altitude icy landscapes at the head of the valley of Rhêmes

  • the support of an Aosta Valley hiking guide throughout the whole trek

Suitable for:

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10. Challancin - mont Court de Bard

    Municipality of La Salle

Price: 25  per person (5 people min.)

What to enjoy:

 

  • from the summit ridge, facing south, a 180 degree view stretching from Mont Blanc to Mont Emilius

  • the protection forest of spruce dominating the village of Challancin

  • the support of an Aosta Valley hiking guide throughout the whole trek

Suitable for:

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..there’s a whole valley to discover between you and me!