Located close to France and Switzerland, the Val d'Aosta shares with these countries languages and mountains while having its own culture. On the sunny slope dominated by Mont Fallère, small corners of paradise, all inhabited and exploited by a very present agriculture, offer traditional mountain and alpine landscapes. At the bottom of the valley, vineyards, Mediterranean vegetation, castles contrast with the immaculate white of the peaks.
Of a moderate level, this itinerant allows to enjoy the culture and gastronomy of Valdôtaine thanks to the inhabitants who welcome us in typical and warm accommodations. Just let yourself be transported to enjoy the panoramic landscapes facing the Mont-Blanc, the Matterhorn or the Grand Paradis.
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Elective departure from June 20 to September 15, 2023
Without carrying luggage
530€ per person
Transfer option J1 and J6: 250€ for the group (from 1 to 8 people).
With luggage transport (except D2) and return transfers by taxi
2 or 3 people: 995€ per person
4 or 5 people: 845€ per person
6 or 7 people: 780€ per person
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The price does not include:
The price is all inclusive from departure to end point.
Meeting at Aosta
RU DE COLLET AND CERVIN
Start gently in the shade of the forest. Crossing along Ru du Collet, irrigation canal for meadows and fields. Debrief by the guide in front of the Matterhorn. Night at Chaligne refuge.
2h30 walk / Elevation : +400 m
FALLERE MOUNTAIN PASTURES
Hiking at altitude, far from the forest. After crossing the Metz pass, you enter another world, surronded by mountain pastures. Under peaks of almost 3000 meters, beautiful traverse between mountain pastures, rocks and lakes. Night in the recent refuge of Mont Fallère which is hiding great artworks, at 2385m (without your luggage).
5h walk / Elevation gain: +750 m; -350 m
LAKES AND PANORAMAS
In the morning, tour of the lakes to Dead Lake at 2634m, summit of the journay. Then traverse on a nice plateau with a 360° panorama on Mont Emilius and on Gran Paradiso. Descent into a beautiful larch forest and through the mountain pastures and Marnes ravines. Night in a friendly guesthouse in Vetan with good cuisine!
4 to 5 hours of walking / Elevation: +200 to 450 m; -850 to -1100 m depending on the group fitness
BETWEEN RUS AND HAMES
Discovery of the "sun hamlets" of Saint-Nicolas and the "rus" on magnificent balcony trail to Vens. Afternoon rest on the terrace or loop hike by Lake Joux and the meadows above the village. Night in hotel.
2h30 to 4h30 walk / Elevation: +300 to 500 m; -250 to - 450 m
COURT OF BARD - BALCONY OF MONT-BLANC
Magnificent views of Mont-Blanc and the Aosta Valley peaks, beautiful mixed forests, forgotten ancestral paths, an enchanting route! Before arriving in the wild Combe of Planaval, a climax at the top of Court of Bard with its 360° panorama.
6h30 walk / Elevation: + 850m; -800m or
5h30 walk / Elevation gain: + 600m; -550m
PLANAVAL CIRQUE, THE LOST COMBE
Last day in this valley at the end of the world. Climb to the bottom of the cirque to the Bonalex mountain pasture and cross to Rantin. Possibility to climb to Serena pass. Return to the hotel then to Aosta.
5h to 6h30 walk / Elevation: + and - 650 m to + or - 850 m depending on the fitness of the group
End of the hike in the middle of the afternoon then transfer back to Aosta and collect your luggage.
Elevation: from +500 to +575m and from -430 to -530m average per day, depending on the group.
Walking time: 4 to 5 hours average per day.
Itinerary: well marked paths, sometimes stony, no technical difficulty.
Before departure, we give you a file containing:
- IGN maps with the route
- 1 road-book including all the information necessary for the hike
- 1 card holder
- The list of accommodation
The circuit is marked by yellow signs and a regular marking on the ground.
The trails are identified by numbers.
It is preferable to master the IGN map reading at 1/25000.
without luggage transport: you carry your luggage.
with baggage transport: your baggage is daily transported to your accommodation by a vehicle.
2 nights in dormitory, in refuge
3 nights in 2/4- person bedroom, in hotel
Accommodations are located in small rural mountain villages with a family and friendly spirit and mountain huts for total immersion. They respect the typical architecture of the place.
Dinners are an opportunity to taste the local specialties: "fondue à la Fontine", pasta, polente, charcuterie, grolle ... while maintaining varied, balanced and well-groomed menus.
Breakfast and dinner are provided in each accommodation.Picnics are not included and can be pre-ordered in each accommodation in the evening.
Possibility to buy picnic supplies in small local shops.
Carta dei sentieri 1/25000 L’escursionista editore N4 - Conca di Aosta - Mont Emilius - Mont Fallère
Meet Sunday at 1pm at the bus station in Aoste (in front of the train station).
Please consult OUI SNCF.
Then bus transfer to Aoste.
A40 motorway to Chamonix, Mont Blanc Tunnel and way to Aosta.
End of trek in the mid-afternoon and transfer to Aoste to pick up your luggage.
If you are late please contact the agency : +33 (0)4 50 79 09 16 or +33 (0)6 42 49 76 07
Bring a comfortable backpack of 30 to 40 litres for your personal belongings for the day (warm clothes, waterproofs, water, plate and cutlery for your picnic, sunscreen and your identity papers) and please keep a little room to carry a picnic and snacks.
Your baggage will be transported daily between accommodation by our logistics vehicle. You are allowed 1 soft, sports type bag with all your possessions inside, no heavier than 10kg (for your own ease and comfort carrying your bag up stairs and in the dormitories, we do not advise rigid suitcases, heavy or large baggage).
If you wish to prolong your holiday, we can safely hold another bag for you which you may leave with us at the departure point and it will be deposited at the end point with your other baggage.