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Duration: 6 days
Price: € 800
Beautiful hiking in the Monterosa region.
Good food, a warm bed for the night, light backpack, silence and extremely beautiful nature. And usually it is sunny this period of the summer!
Day 1 Arrival at the hotel.
Day 2 Lift to Ostafa, start on the trail to Lakes Pinter (3 beautiful lakes at 2600 m) lunch/pick-nick, trail to Passo Pinter followed by all way down to Alpenzu,
a Walser village at 1700 m with a very nice Rifugio where we stay for the night.
Height: 300 m up and 1000 m down.
Day 3 Go to Gressoney La Trinite, cappuccino on the main square. Go to Lake Gabiet at 2400 m. Lunch at Rifugio Lys, or pick-nick. After that it will be a lift all way up to Passo Salati 2990 m and a easy walk to Rifugio Vigevano
where we stay for the night (2880 m).
Height: 800 m up, 70 m down.
Day 4 Go to Rifugio Mantova,
which lies at 3500 m. Lift to 3300 meters Punta Indren, and then an easy glacier and cliff walk. Sleep where it is so near the stars you could take them with your hands.
Height: 600 m up.
If the weather is not so good we go down to Alagna through the valley of Otro (a very well bewared Walser valley) and then back to Rifugio Guglielmina again for the night.
Height: 1400 m down.
Day 5 Back to Champoluc through the Passo Bettaforca (2700 m), or by taxi if we are too tired or late. Dinner and night at Charmant Petit Hotel.
Height: 500 m down, and later 1000 m down again after Bettaforca. Could be cut by jeep or lift system.
Day 6 Departure.
When: End June – start September
Price: € 800 per person
Max/min persons: no information
Included: guide, transfer, all hotels and Rifugi, lifts, possible taxi and pick-nick.
Extras: lunches and all that is not mentioned in the included section
Required: backpack and good trekking shoes, good health conditions
Special programs: We will be happy to tailor a hiking tour as you wish
Photos: no information
Other information: Have a look at the first step of this tour here: http://www.monterosa.com
One of the most beautiful hikes in Monterosa is the round tour starting in Champoluc and going to the Pinter lakes, further to the lake Perrin and back to Champoluc through the valley of Mascognaz.
It is an easy but long hike, with a first hour of uphill, a traverse of about two hours and a two hours downhill at least. We recommend you to spend the whole day enjoying all the different natural highlights of this tour. Take some food and drinks with you along the way and put off some time at the lakes. It is even possible to fish, but you need a special permit (ask the Tourist Office of Champoluc).
We have also done this in two days, camping at the lake Perrin. Unforgettable the lights of the evening and the silence, only interrupted by a heard of mountain goats climbing on the cliffs above the lake.
Read "Marta's Monterosa Blog" where she shares her personal experience about the trips, the people and the environment of the Alps.
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Hotel Villa Annamaria has still some double rooms for the 22/2-1/3. Price 90 euro per person in half board (HB). Charming alpine hotel, owned by a family and managed with warmth and feeling. In the middle of the village but off the main road. Mail email@example.com for booking.
Villa Nicoletti is a 400 mq exclusive villa in the middle of the village, private owned by a Milanese family and ski-in ski-out. 6 bedrooms with ensuite bathroom, and large common spaces for dining and living. Billiard, fireplaces and a big garden complete the convivial atmosphere of this unique home. Mail firstname.lastname@example.org for booking and price information.
Fully booked from year to year, Hotel Charmant Petit, still has some available rooms between the 15-22 March. Best restaurant in the village, perfectly located between the two main lifts on the road, reachable by feet or with the free ski shuttle, everyone who has stayed here once get enchanted by the kindness and good feeling of this small hotel. Fantastic prices: 75-85 euro per person and night in halfboard (HB). Mail email@example.com for booking.
Preparation day yesterday for the Downhill Competition on National level in Champoluc - Frachey. The track is challenging and fast. The lift-train brings bikes and occasional visitors up to Mandria. Many of the 250 partecipants were already training hard. One fell in the woods and was rescued by the Aosta Valley Rescue Team by helicopter. See the video.
Bike on the Italian side of Monterosa is already popular in Cervinia, where you can bring your bike with the highest cable car to 3600 m and slide down to the town at 2000 m. Since last summer it is also possible to have bike fun in the valleys of Champoluc and Gressoney, where they have opened a few downhill tracks (see next news about Italian Championship). Download the best Bike Map here.
See some of the most important passages of the race
See the map for this beautiful ski marathon on the glaciers of Monte Rosa.
The organization of the classic race has decided to ostpone the start because of the very bad weather forecasts for this week-end. At the moment it is not yet decided when it will be possible to start. Hopefully the participants have to wait only for a couple of days. News on www.trofeomezzalama.org
See Carlos blog with very intersting pictures and information during his top tours and trekkings in the Spanish mountains and on Monte Rosa's Dufour Spitze 4643 meters peak.