Best wildlife trails in Cogne, Aosta Valley

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Explore the most popular wildlife trails near Cogne with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of wildlife trails in Cogne, Aosta Valley
Top trails (7)
#1 - Rifugio Vittorio Sella
Gran Paradiso National Park
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Length: 5.9 mi • Est. 4 h 25 m
Part of this path follows the old hunting road of King Vittorio Emanuele II. The road runs alongside the Valnontey stream, crosses a mule track inside a larch forest and offers beautiful views of the valley below. Arriving at Ponte delle Thoules on the Gran Lauson stream, the hardest part begins with a considerable slope on underground rocky plates. At 2224 m you pass near Alpe Pascieux, a cluster of crumbling wooden and stone huts and then arrive at the Gran Lauson pasture at 2506 m, at the Casotto del Lauson 2588 m and finally at the Vittorio Sella Refuge. Here at the top you can wander the length and breadth of the valley meeting marmots, chamois and ibex. You can stay overnight at the Refuge and go back the next day and have breakfast with the chamois. If you are motivated you can continue to Lake Lauson where you can see ibexes if you are patient and lucky.Show more
#2 - Rifugio Vittorio Sella - Casolari dell'Herbetet
Gran Paradiso National Park
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Length: 12.4 mi • Est. 7 h 29 m
This loop takes you along some of the Gran Paradiso mountain group. Climb up an old mule trail to the historical hunting lodge of King Vittorio Emanuele II, called Rifugio Sella. From here, head south to Casolari di Herbetet and then back along the river to Valnontey. From Rifugio Sella on, the route is mostly downhill. The loop is full of sweeping views of surrounding mountains and valleys, with ibex and other wildlife along the way. There is a chain to grab onto between the Rifugio and Casolari, but watch your feet as it can be rocky.Show more
#3 - Cogne Lakes Loop
Cogne, Aosta Valley, Italy
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Length: 13.1 mi • Est. 8 h 22 m
Leaving from Gimillan, this loop takes you past the Lussert Lakes and Lake Corona. Beautiful vistas from valleys and peaks make this an unforgettable hike.Show more
#4 - Cascate di Lillaz - Testa delle Goilles - Lago Loie
Gran Paradiso National Park
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Length: 8.1 mi • Est. 4 h 16 m
#5 - Loie Lake and Urtier Valley Loop
Gran Paradiso National Park
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Length: 11.7 mi • Est. 6 h 53 m
#6 - Gran Serra from Valnontey via Rifugio Vittorio Sella
Gran Paradiso National Park
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Length: 10.7 mi • Est. 8 h 22 m
#7 - Col de Lauson and Punta del Tuf
Gran Paradiso National Park
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Length: 12.8 mi • Est. 8 h 32 m
This is the highest hiking pass in the Valle d'Aosta region. Easy steps to Punta del Tuf once you arrive at the pass.Show more