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AOSTA VALLEY ALPS
ALTA VIA 1 TREKKING TOUR

Hiking Aosta Valley - Alta Via 1 Trail, Mont Blanc, Matterhorn, Monte Rosa 550€

One of the best trekking tours in the Alps of Italy, the Alta Via 1 in Aosta Valley from the glaciers of Monte Rosa, to Matterhorn and Mont Blanc with maps and GPS tracks or expert hiking guides.

DURATION

From 6 to 10 days
On request, it is possible to either extend or shorten the Alta Via 1 hiking tour program.
Check out our other hiking excursions and tours in Aosta Valley!


WHERE

Start / End : Gressoney-Sant-Jean (Aosta Valley).


LEVEL

Suitable for hikers in good shape, capable to walk at least 6 hours and 15km a day on mountain trails, sometimes on rocky terrain, with an average altitude gain of +/- 1.100m.
The program can be customized according to your experience and fitness level.


RECOMMENDED PERIOD

From mid July to mid September.
From mid June to mid July snow can be present on high passes, hence the use of crampons and hiking poles is recommended.


TOUR TYPE

Self guided trek with maps and GPS tracks, or guided tour with our expert hiking guides.
Overnight stays in typical inns and mountain huts, luggage transport service available on request.

Hiking in the Alps of Italy - Alta Via 1 Trail, Aosta Valley

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Alta Via Trail 1 in Aosta Valley, known as the Alta Via dei Giganti, or "The giants’ trail", is a trekking route through incomparable scenery, across the foothills of some of the highest peaks in Europe such as Monte Rosa, the Matterhorn and Mont Blanc.
  • A well-marked trail, suitable for everyone, that crosses the Gressoney valley, through Champoluc, Valtournanache, Valpelline, Gran San Bernando and Val Ferret to Courmayeur.
  • Follow the trails of Tor des Géants, one of the most attractive endurance trail race in the world crossing the Alps of Aosta Valley, maintaining an average altitude of around 2.000 m. and often reaching almost 3000 m.
  • Despite being in the easily-reachable Alps of Italy, Alta Via has nothing to envy the most popular Himalayan trekking, with the benefit of cozy accommodations in the mountain huts and the great local food of Aosta Valley.
  • Self guided tour with maps and GPS tracks or guided tour with our expert hiking guides, to discover the most beautiful trails of this part of the Alps of Aosta Valley.
  • On request, customize the Alta Via 1 trekking tour program combining other outdoor activities and tours.

Alta Via Trail 1: Trekking Tour in the Alps of Aota Valley

PROGRAM IN BRIEF - AOSTA VALLEY: HIKING TOUR ALTA VIA 1

6 days tour: From Monte Rosa to Matterhorn and Gran Combin
Day 1: Arrival in Gressoney-St-Jean (1.405 m.), Trek Pinter pass (2.777 m.) - Rifugio Vieux Crest (1.935 m.)
Day 2: Trek Rifugio Vieux Crest (1.935 m.) - St. Jacques (1710 m.) - Rifugio Gran Tournalin (2550 m.)
Day 3: Trek Rifugio Gran Tournalin (2550 m.) - Col di Nana pass (2.773 m.) - Cretaz-Valtournenche (1.520 m.) - Rifugio Barmasse (2.157 m.)
Day 4: Trek Rifugio Barmasse (2.157 m.) - Fênetre de Tsan (2.736 m.) - Rifugio Cunéy (2.652 m.).
Day 5: Trek Rifugio Cunéy (2.652 m.) - Col de Vessonaz pass (2.793 m.) - Oyace (1.456 m.)
Day 6: Trek Oyace (1.456 m.) - Col Brison pass (2.480 m.) - Rey (1.393 m., Ollomont) - Transfer to Gressoney, departure


10 days tour: Classic route, from Monte Rosa to Mont Blanc
Day 1: Arrival in Gressoney-St-Jean (1.405 m.), Trek Col Pinter pass (2.777 m.) - Rifugio Vieux Crest (1.935 m.)
Day 2: Trek Rifugio Vieux Crest (1.935 m.) - St. Jacques (1710 m.) - Rifugio Gran Tournalin (2550 m.)
Day 3: Trek Rifugio Gran Tournalin (2550 m.) - Col di Nana pass (2.773 m.) - Cretaz-Valtournenche (1.520 m.) - Rifugio Barmasse (2.157 m.)
Day 4: Trek Rifugio Barmasse (2.157 m.) - Fênetre de Tsan (2.736 m.) - Rifugio Cunéy (2.652 m.).
Day 5: Trek Rifugio Cunéy (2.652 m.) - Col de Vessonaz pass (2.793 m.) - Oyace (1.456 m.)
Day 6: Trek Oyace (1.456 m.) - Col Brison (2.480 m.) - Rey (1.393 m., Ollomont)
Day 7: Trek Rey (1.393 m., Ollomont) - Rifugio Létey-Champillon (2.375 m.)
Day 8: Trek Rifugio Létey-Champillon (2.375 m.) - Col Champillon (2.709 m.) - Saint-Rhémy-en-Bosses (1.600 m.)
Day 9: Trek Saint-Rhémy-en-Bosses (1.600 m.) - Rifugio Frassati (2.542 m.)
Day 10: Trek Rifugio Frassati (2.542 m.) - Col Malatrà (2.925 m.) - Rifugio Walter Bonatti (2.025 m.) - Plampincieux (1580 m., Courmayeur) - Transfer to Gressoney, departure

You can combine the tour with mountaineering experiences in the Alps of Aosta Valley: check out our offers!

Contact us to receive the detailed program for the Alta Via 1 hiking tour in Aosta Valley.

TAILOR-MADE EXPERIENCE

The tour program can be customized according to your needs and ideas. Contact us to receive your tailor-made price and itinerary based on your expectations, or fill the tailor-made trekking form.

Hiking the Alps of Italy: Alta Via 1 Trail

PRIVATE TOUR - SELF GUIDED

Possible every day

6 days tour
550 euro per person

10 days tour
930 euro per person

With 2 participants


The Alta Via hiking tour in Aosta Valley Alps can be organized both for individuals or private groups.
Contact us for further details and a tailor-made price.

GROUP TOURS - WITH GUIDES

No planned departures yet. View our tours and excursions calendar for other tours in Aosta Valley and other destinations.

For private groups we can organize the tour with tailor made itinerary and services.
Contact us for further details and a tailor-made price.

WHAT IS INCLUDED

  • Overnight stays in mountain huts (4-6 beds shared rooms) and small hotels (double rooms)
  • Dinners and breakfasts
  • Road book with map, route description and GPS tracks
  • Transfer at the end of the tour
  • Assistance during the tour

On request, it is possible to either add or remove services from the ones listed above

EXTRAS ON REQUEST

  • Hiking guide for the tour, price on request
  • Private transfers to/from the starting/ending point, price on request
  • Private room accommodation in mountain huts, 35 euro per person/night
  • Extra overnight stays in hotels, B&B o holiday farm before or after the tour, starting at 85 euro per person/night with dinner and breakfast
  • Mountaineering experiences with Alpine Guides, prices on request
  • Luggage transfer with porters, price on request

Prices on request

ABOUT OUR SELF GUIDED TOURS

A self guided tour is perfect for hikers with previous experience, with a good sense of direction and able to read a trail map and/or use a navigation app.

Verticalife will take care of everything, from checking the accommodations availability to the bookings and payments for the participants.
Moreover, thanks to our deep knowledge of our itineraries, we also offer consultation services on the different stages of your self guided tour, eventually replanning them according to the availability of accommodations and/or your hiking level.

Our network of local partners allows us to cater many services, such as luggage transportation (with cars, where possible, or with porters or mules), private transfers in the Alpine valleys and from/to nearby airports and cities, and other outdoor experiences (such as mountaineering) with our expert local guides.

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Additional Info

  • Destinations: Aosta Valley
  • Activities: Hiking and Trekking
  • Page Title: Aosta Valley Alps: Hiking tour on the Alta Via 1

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