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Distance3.32mi Vertical gain+2959ft Vertical drop-108ft Duration3h40 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in La Thuile (Province de Aosta) - Province de Aosta

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

Distance3.61mi Vertical gain+3609ft Vertical drop-725ft Duration4h15 Very difficult Very difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Bionaz - Province de Aosta

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

Distance97.02mi Vertical gain+38143ft Vertical drop-37680ft Duration10 days Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point 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.

Distance2.77mi Vertical gain+604ft Vertical drop-440ft Duration1h45 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point 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)
Distance8.52mi Vertical gain+2920ft Vertical drop-2890ft Duration6h00 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point 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.

Distance7.09mi Vertical gain+2789ft Vertical drop-2762ft Duration5h15 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point 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.

Distance8.33mi Vertical gain+853ft Vertical drop-3875ft Duration4h25 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Cogne - Province de Aosta

Spectacular view over Gran Paradiso.

Distance8.7mi Vertical gain+5702ft Vertical drop-2871ft Duration8h10 Very difficult Very difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Valsavarenche - Province de Aosta

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

Distance8.16mi Vertical gain+4446ft Vertical drop-4475ft Duration7h00 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Rhemes-Notre-Dame - Province de Aosta

Another valley trek, the aim of today is Valsavarenche.

Distance3.83mi Vertical gain+1621ft Vertical drop-3763ft Duration2h55 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Valgrisenche - Province de Aosta

Fourth stage between Valgisenche and Val de Rheme.

Distance7.18mi Vertical gain+3058ft Vertical drop-417ft Duration5h30 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Arvier - Province de Aosta

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

Distance8.28mi Vertical gain+3757ft Vertical drop-6788ft Duration6h30 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point in La Thuile (Province de Aosta) - Province de Aosta

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

Distance47.79mi Vertical gain+22395ft Vertical drop-22297ft Duration7 days Average Average
Starting pointStarting point 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.

Distance12.01mi Vertical gain+5151ft Vertical drop-4665ft Duration9h15 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point 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.