The Matterhorn Tour Day 1: The Léchère - Prarayer Refuge

This walk is part of the trek The Matterhorn Tour.

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

Technical sheet No. 4098546

A Bionaz walk posted on 30/03/15 by LB_Neil. Last update : 17/11/16
Calculated time Calculated time: 1h50[?]
Distance Distance : 4.46 km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 184 m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 134 m
Highest point Highest point : 2,022 m
Lowest point Lowest point : 1,957 m
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : No
Walking Walking
Area Area : Alps
Location Location : Bionaz
Starting point Starting point : N 45.899788° / E 7.490252°
Ending point Ending point : N 45.921137° / E 7.533039°
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Park at the large Place à Moulin lake car park (S).

Take the wide path along the lake on its left bank.

(D) This track takes you to Prarayer refuge, named Itinerario 9 Rifugio Prarayer. It is a route taken by the inhabitants of this village, so be vigilant of the many cars driving by. The refuge is also an area for walks for the inhabitants of the Aosta Valley, and you will meet many of them on the way.

Continue north-east to the entrance of the Prarayer hamlet (1), and you will soon see the refuge.

Waypoints :
D : km 0 - alt. 1,957 m
1 : km 2.35 - alt. 1,987 m
A : km 4.46 - alt. 2,006 m

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RAS, the path is clearly visible, it is used by many tourists going to or returning from the refuge.

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

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Oste, capital of the Val d'Aosta region.

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