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Walking La Joux - Deffeyes Shelter ( Download : )
distance 5.34km Vertical gain +902m Vertical drop -33m Durée 4h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in La Thuile (Province de Aosta) - Province de Aosta

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

distance 77.06km Vertical gain +6842m Vertical drop -6786m Durée 7 days Average Average
Starting point Starting 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.

distance 13.32km Vertical gain +1145m Vertical drop -2069m Durée 7h05 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in La Thuile (Province de Aosta) - Province de Aosta

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

distance 11.55km Vertical gain +932m Vertical drop -127m Durée 6h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Arvier - Province de Aosta

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

distance 11.4km Vertical gain +850m Vertical drop -842m Durée 5h40 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting 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.

Walking Lac du Vuert ( Download : )
distance 13.71km Vertical gain +890m Vertical drop -881m Durée 6h30 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting 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.

Walking Refuge de l'Epée - Bruil ( Download : )
distance 6.16km Vertical gain +494m Vertical drop -1147m Durée 3h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Valgrisenche - Province de Aosta

Fourth stage between Valgisenche and Val de Rheme.

Walking Lacs Jovet out and return ( Download : )
Lacs Jovet out and return
distance 18.03km Vertical gain +1043m Vertical drop -1043m Durée 8h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Les Contamines-Montjoie - 74 - Haute-Savoie

From Les Contamines-Montjoie; an out and return walk to the Lacs Jovet, joining and following the Tour du Mont Blanc trail for most of the way. There are more challenging alternatives to this walk to make it longer, more circular or technically harder; these are described in the useful information section.

Walking Col de la Fenetre ( Download : )
distance 12.44km Vertical gain +394m Vertical drop -1094m Durée 4h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Les Contamines-Montjoie - 74 - Haute-Savoie

This walk starts from the top of the gondola at Le Signal. It is an interesting walk, up to and through the Col de la Fenetre. The descent takes you back down through alpine pastures and into the valley leading back to Les Contamines-Montjoie.

⚠️ Please note that you need to park at (A) and not (D) for this walk ⚠️

distance 13.65km Vertical gain +838m Vertical drop -838m Durée 6h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Les Contamines-Montjoie - 74 - Haute-Savoie

A circular walk from Les Contamines Montjoie up to the Refuge de tré la Tete and views of the Tré la Tete glacier, then descending to Combe Noire to the waterfalls before returning past the pretty chapel of Notre Dame de la Gorge.

Walking Bruil - Eaux Rousses ( Download : )
distance 13.14km Vertical gain +1355m Vertical drop -1364m Durée 7h40 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Rhemes-Notre-Dame - Province de Aosta

Another valley trek, the aim of today is Valsavarenche.

Walking The Curé passage ( Download : )
distance 17.14km Vertical gain +898m Vertical drop -1296m Durée 7h30 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Beaufort (Savoie) - 73 - Savoie

Lake Gittaz and the Curé passage.

Traverse of Mont Joly and Aiguille Croche
distance 14.06km Vertical gain +955m Vertical drop -903m Durée 6h45 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Gervais-les-Bains - 74 - Haute-Savoie

A good ridge walk starting from the Bettex telecabin station at Mont d'Arbois and finishing at Le Signal telecabin station above Les-Contamines-Montjoie.

distance 14.01km Vertical gain +1738m Vertical drop -875m Durée 9h00 Very difficult Very difficult
Starting point Starting point in Valsavarenche - Province de Aosta

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

Walking Lacs de Fenêtre ( Download : )
Lacs de Fenêtre
distance 12.42km Vertical gain +966m Vertical drop -967m Durée 6h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Rhémy-En-Bosses - Province de Aosta

A superb circular walk crossing three cols and the border into Italy and back. There are amazing and changing views throughout. Recently upgraded with signage as a locally important route and marked as 210 on the Swiss side of the border, 103 or 13a on the Italian side.
Described here in a clockwise direction as the Col du Bastillon is better in ascent than descent.

Petit and Grand Cols Ferret
distance 13.92km Vertical gain +927m Vertical drop -924m Durée 6h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Orsières - Valais

A lovely circular walk taking in both of the Col Ferrets. Done the way described means that you will ascend the steeper sections and enjoy the easy descent following the Tour du Mont Blanc (TMB) path.

Chemin de Bouquetins / des Bergers
distance 8.4km Vertical gain +118m Vertical drop -503m Durée 2h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Orsières - Valais

This walk is a mixture of the Chemin de Bouquetins which coincides with the Sentier des Bergers in places. It takes advantage of the ski-lift in Fouly to save on the ascent but you can always walk uphill if you choose. These walks are both publicized by the tourist office and are well signposted.

Walking Raccard du Blé ( Download : )
Raccard du Blé
distance 8.09km Vertical gain +375m Vertical drop -378m Durée 3h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Orsières - Valais

A circular walk in the lower part of the Swiss Val Ferret. One of the walks publicized by the tourist office and well signposted. There are information boards (in French) about the construction of traditional barns made from local stone and timber. Easy walking, navigation and some interesting information. The first section is on a quiet road.