Explore the most popular Nature Trips trails in Aosta Valley with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
1 month ago

At first, just roads, but then bridges and small waterfalls and about 4K in it gets magical. Pretty flat along the course of the river. Followed the gran Paradiso park trail route. The all trails route is closed and has private property signs.

Full day hike from the parking lot in Estoul (parking lot to Rifugio Arp was ~1.5hours). Trail was in good condition in late October with some snow cover. Great views of the many surrounding peaks and lakes.

Beautiful scenery but no sign of the loop. Some stream crossing and rocky stretches. We tracked at about 8mi following the #2 route. Evidence of wildlife, but no sightings.

hiking
rocky
2 months ago

Great hike. Some parts you have to watch out but you will make it.

on Cascade del Rutor

hiking
blowdown
over grown
3 months ago

Rather to classify as "moderate"

hiking
3 months ago

Not what I would call easy. More like a moderate trail given the altitude gains and rocky footing. We had to go extra carefully downhill as I was nursing a knee injury but you would need to walk carefully regardless. This would be a good hit day trail as it’s mostly in the woods. We went beyond the first of three falls ( the AllTrails map only gets you to the first) to the viewpoint for the second and then backtracked because the second half of the loop looked muddy, narrower, and maybe less maintained. There were quite a few people in the trail on a Thursday.

Amazing, long hike with two wonderful stops along the way. Plenty of change in terrain and the views are simply amazing! Trail was well marked.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice trail, bit steep.

Stunning!

We didn't really do the track but we went to the lakes and just amazing there just worth checking out the weather before because if there is fog there it just ruins the whole view

Mainly on a pavimented road (poor maintained). Not as scenic as expected, there are trees planted by the track. There are another nicer trails in Champorcher.

walking
4 months ago

Beautiful easy walking path that follows the river and offers stunning views of the glacier and the gran paradiso mountain.

Beautiful trail , not so much height difference but very long. The lake is wonderful full of funny frogs and the descent in the bardoney valley following the stream with waterfalls and views of the glacier. We also met chamois and marmots.

Quite strenuous but worth it. You can drive probably a fifth of the way on pavement. The view and beer at the top is a great reward.

hiking
4 months ago

A bit difficult because of the elevation and headaches might occur as it happened in our group. The trail is good tho, nice views and occasional shade. Recommended

TMB - Day 6 From Rifugio Bonatti, Italy to La Fouly, Switzerland Views of the Val Veny are our backdrop en route to Grand Col Ferret. We experienced hiking at its finest with alpine meadows, rushing streams and stunning views of the Val Veny as a backdrop en route to the Grand Col Ferret (8320'), the border between Italy and Switzerland. Mont Dolent towers above and its summit is the meeting point of the borders with France, Italy, and Switzerland. You'll continue to be amazed by fabulous close-up views of rocky spires and sparkling glaciers. Our grassy path ultimately leads us to our evening's auberge in the quiet but scenic village of La Fouly (5280'). We awoke to an incredible sunrise view of Mont Blanc from Refugio Bonatti before starting our hike further up the Italian Ferret Valley on the balcony trail to a stop for some thick delicious Italian hot chocolate and cappuccinos and then we proceeded on our long hike up to the pass and border between Italy and Switzerland (Grand Col Ferret) and views of Mont Dolent - which sits on the border of Italy, France and Switzerland. Many waterfalls and stream crossings. The Swiss side of Mont Blanc is much less dramatic than the Italian side and greener with more pasture land. Hiked down to a stop for a cold beer at La Peule in the Swiss Ferret Valley and on to La Fouly for the night. Hiking: 10.5 miles. Elevation gain: 2,746', Elevation loss: 4,167'. Terrain: Hillside traverse followed by steep descents and ascents on dirt trails; some short sections of exposure. We stayed at: Auberge des Glaciers La Fouly, Switzerland Tel. (41) 27 783 1171 www.aubergedesglaciers.ch

One of the most beautiful pieces of the TMB, this hike takes a few extra miles to get to Rifugio Bonatti, but the views are well worth it! It's a lot of elevation earlier on, but the scenery in the main ridge path (up to Col de Tete) is AMAZING - some of the best views I've ever had in my life.

hiking
5 months ago

This was an incredible hike. It was hot during the initial ascent up to Rifugio Sella and there wasn't much shade, but the views were more than worth it. It took about three hours to get to Sella, where we refilled water and used the restrooms. We then continued across the ridge towards Herbetet, which we had completely to ourselves. Gorgeous views, narrow trails (that aren't as scary as they look in pictures), wildlife, and a light breeze. Not a trail I'd want to do when wet, however. It took another 3.5 hours to cross the ridge, and then another 2.5 hours to walk back to Valnontey along the river. Overall it was one of the best hikes I've ever done. Make sure to bring a camera!

hiking
5 months ago

Phenomenal hike, with just about everything you could ask for: show-stopping views, waterfalls a-plenty, a range of different ecosystems (forests, alpine meadow, high alpine talus fields), and guaranteed ibex and marmot sitings. Be aware the middle quarter of the hike has near-constant exposure, with a few sketchy sections of trail (though ropes are affixed where it gets really dangerous), and some major stream crossings. Not a hike to be done in winter!

Amazing walk, amazing, incredible, really special. don't be afraid of the challenge, but keep in mind not to do it when there is still ice and also a lot of water because it becomes extremely dangerous. I was very lucky but I didn't know of this danger.

running
5 months ago

Probably one of the most beautiful hikes in the world. Endless switchbacks our of Courmayeur and you’re rewarded with an incredible view (and if you’re us, a beer at Bertone) before continuing on to Bonatti.

hiking
8 months ago

Perfect for family trails! The little ones will love walking from a waterfall to another! Do it from June to when the snow starts to fall. ❄️

Easy hike even with children

Great hike even for children!

Mon Jul 30 2018

Brilliant walk

hiking
Sat Jul 21 2018

Very beautiful hike!

beautiful views all the way up!

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