Courmayeur (1350m) - Rif. Bertone (1990m) – Rif. Bonatti (2025m)
Pleasant easy route for beginners, in 1h we'll reach the mountain hut of Bertone where we'll take amazing photos with Mont Blanc view. After trough traverse Testa Bernarda in 2,5-3 hour we'll reach the Bonatti hut.
This is the most beautiful route at the foot of Mont Blanc.
Dinner and overnight stay in Bonatti hut.
Elevation: +850m - 200m. Time: 5h.
After about 2:25 h walk we'll reach the Ref.Elena where we can have a pic-nic or lunch. From the refuge you'll admire the breathtaking view on the glacier of Prè de Bar, which is an unforgettable sight!
If you are not tired you can continue to the Col Grand Ferret - border with Switzerland. This is a difficult part of the route, suitable for experienced walkers and trekkers.
Dinner and overnight stay in Elena hut.
Elevation: +880m - 850m. Time: 5,5h.
Rif. Elena (2061m) - Courmayeur (1300m)
From Elena hut to Val Ferret we'll have a pleasant descent for 1,5 h and to Courmayeur we'll back by bus.
Pila (1800m) - Rifugio Arbolle (2500m)
Starting in Pila at an altitude of 1800 m., we go up for about 1.40 hours through alpine meadows covered by flowers, rivers, small forest till we get to the Chamolé lake (2325m), where you can stop for a rest.
After having rest the journey is continues until the Arbolle refuge (2511m).
The section till colle di Chamolé (2641m) is quite steep and it takes about 45 min. From the hill it takes about 20 minutes to get to refuge.
Elevation: +820m - 130m
Time: 3,5 h.
Rifugio Arbolle (2500m) - Cogne (1500m)
Breakfast and trek to the pass Col Garin (2872m), climbing rocky sections, you need to be in good physical shape and preferably have strong trekking boots.
The pass overlooks the Cogne town and the Gran Paradiso Park.
Then we will have a long, two-hour descent to the village of Cogne, from where we will return to Aosta by bus.
Elevation: +300m - 1000m
Time: 3,5 h.