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Saint-Oyen

ALPINE PANORAMIC TRAIL - MONT BLANC, GRAND COMBIN, GRIVOLA


Hiking

Category

3 Days

Duration

Open to all

Experience

Medium

Fitness

From 1 to 12

Partecipants


What you'll do

Embark on a 3-day, 36 km trek at the Mont Fallère foothills, peaking at 2,821m on Mont de Vertosan. Suitable for all mountain lovers with some fitness, this journey offers 2,700m of elevation gain through breathtaking alpine scenery without technical difficulties. Enjoy half-board stays in cozy refuges (Chaligne and Mont Fallère), ensuring a memorable experience with panoramic views rivaling the Tour du Mont Blanc. Perfect for those seeking alpine hikes and grand landscapes.


Itinerary

We meet at 8:00 AM in Saint-Oyen/Flassin, ready for a day filled with panoramic views and adventure. Our hike takes us up 1,470 meters to the serene Tza de Flassin (2,260m), before pushing towards the Colle Vertosan (2,821m) and Col Fenêtre (2,726m). As we walk, the majestic Mont Blanc is always in view, a perfect backdrop for our journey. Our path leads us south to the Mont Fallère Refuge, nestled in a vibrant green valley with the peaks of the Gran Paradiso valleys visible to the south, making it a breathtaking alpine hike.
After a hearty breakfast in the refuge, we skirt the southern edge of Mont Fallère, aiming for Col de Metz (2,487m) and Punta Chaligne (2,608m). The descent is steep but rewards us with arrival at the Chaligne Refuge, where we rest and rejuvenate. This leg, featuring a 550m ascent and a 1,010m descent over 5 to 6 hours, showcases panoramic trails and alpine vistas, offering a unique alternative to the classic Tour du Mont Blanc.
From the Chaligne Refuge, we descend to the Ars Valley, then weave through thick forests of fir and larch, ending our journey in the charming village of Étroubles, back to Saint-Oyen/Flassin. This day involves a 310m ascent and a 900m descent over 5 to 6 hours, closing our great alpine walking trail with stunning views and a sense of accomplishment.

What's included

Accident insurance
Medical and luggage insurance
Travel cancellation insurance
IFMGA Guide
Guide expenses (transfers, night in refuges and half-board)
Overnight stays in a refuge (with dinners and breakfasts)
Loan of common safety equipment (avalanche transceiver, shovel, probe and backpack)
Flight
Visa (if applicable)
Transport from airport
Transport to airport
Local transport
Extra meals and drinks for client and the guide
Transfers

Accomodations

Refuge Chaligne


Refuge Chaligne (1,936m) is a beautifully renovated mountain hut in Gignod, opened in 2006. It combines eco-friendly practices with local architecture, offering cozy accommodations for 36 guests and traditional Aosta Valley cuisine. Solar panels and tasteful decor emphasize its commitment to sustainability and local tradition.

Refuge Mont Fallère


Refuge Mont Fallère (2,385m) reflects Siro Viérin's vision of sharing his childhood memories with visitors. Opened in 2012 near Lac des Grenouilles, Saint Pierre, it features wooden sculptures and provides a genuine alpine experience, showcasing the area's natural beauty and local culture


Guides

Elis & Peaks Hunter

Elis & Peaks Hunter

Elis is a UIAGM-certified Alpine Guide based in Valle d'Aosta, at the foot of the famous Mont Blanc massif. He is part of the Peaks Hunter Team, who offers professionalism and years of experience in organizing outdoor activities in Italy and Europe, for group excursions. His passion for exploration drives him to undertake memorable adventures and journeys, which he loves to share with those who entrust themselves to him.


Meeting point

45.824659399999997.216742
Saint-Oyen


Frequently asked questions


Departures

All departures are guaranteed to run

June 2024
Fri
14 Jun
6:00 AM
Sun
16 Jun
2:00 PM

Confirmed

12 spots left
Total
450 €
Fri
28 Jun
6:00 AM
Sun
30 Jun
2:00 PM

Confirmed

12 spots left
Total
450 €
Fri
12 Jul
8:00 AM
Sun
14 Jul
6:00 PM

Confirmed

12 spots left
Total
450 €
Fri
26 Jul
6:00 AM
Sun
28 Jul
2:00 PM

Confirmed

12 spots left
Total
450 €
Fri
9 Aug
6:00 AM
Sun
11 Aug
2:00 PM

Confirmed

12 spots left
Total
450 €
Fri
30 Aug
6:00 AM
Sun
1 Sep
2:00 PM

Confirmed

12 spots left
Total
450 €
Fri
13 Sep
6:00 AM
Sun
15 Sep
2:00 PM

Confirmed

12 spots left
Total
450 €
Mon
30 Sep
6:00 AM
Wed
2 Oct
2:00 PM

Confirmed

12 spots left
Total
450 €
Fri
11 Oct
8:00 AM
Sun
13 Oct
6:00 PM

Confirmed

12 spots left
Total
450 €

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