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Solo Ragazze - trekking for Ladies Only

Champoluc - Cervinia

Duration: 5 days 
Price: 1000 EUR per  person
Level: intermediate
When: 21-25 August 2019           
Max-min persons: 10 - 20            
Included: accommodation in shared rooms, breakfast, picnic / lunches during the treks, dinner, one yoga session, personal guidance of experienced TheAlps guide.

 

Extra: this tour begins in Champoluc. We are happy to arrange with your flight and transfer.

In a narrow valley in Italy's smallest region, Valle d’Aosta, before the road turns into a path, rests Champoluc. A true alpine town with about 500 permanent inhabitants and an unbeatable charm. 

The area invites you to hiking, trekking and running along well-prepared trails that wander in the woods, on the caldera and among glacier lakes of all coulours. The magnificent landscape is surrounded by Europe's highest mountains, Mont Blanc, Matterhorn, Monterosa and Gran Paradiso - a powerful experience! 

For the fourth summer in a row, we organize our popular trekk for Solo Ragazze – Ladies Only. This time we're going to walk from our home valley Champoluc to the neighbouring valley of Cervinia.

Program proposal
  • Day One
  • Day Two
  • Day Three
  • Day Four
  • Day Five
Jacuzzi

Day one  

Upon request from the girls last year we're going to stay the first two nights at cosy Lavarets Chambres d'hôtes, nestled in the green of Barmasc, at 2000 m, surrounded by meadows, forests and mountains. We will have the entire hôtes, including the private spa, to ourselves. This first night we have dinner at our friends' next door.

Italian food

Day two 

We enjoy a breakfast buffet filled with local products before we hit the trails. We begin our mountain adventure with following the ancient watering channel Ru Courtod. This easy, yet splendid route winds its way for several kilometres along the valley, following the flow of the water, trough larch woods, over open pastureland rich in flowers all the way to the Nana Valley below the Monterosa glacier. Now you can choose to go down to the characteristic Alp-village of Saint-Jacques for a creamy italian gelato and a bus ride back to the hotel. Or you can continue on a more challenging trek towards the suggestive Lochien lake (2285 m), located in an isolated part of the valley. This is a relatively unknown excursion and we might even be all alone on the trail. From the lake you have an excellent view over the whole 4000 line

We end the day, with a yoga in a beautiful sunset with Corinne from Yoga Monterosa followed by dinner at a typical mountain restaurant.

Trekking

Day three 

Now we're ready to get on heigt! Colle Pillonet (2698 m) is one of the passes linking Ayas with Valtournenche, more precisely the area of Barmasc with that of Chamois. Chamois is a peaceful village at an altitude of 1815 metres, in the middle of the Cervino Valley.

Chamois with its 95 or so inhabitants, is the highest town in Valle d’Aosta and one of the highest in Italy. Here are no cars and the town has preserved all the characteristics of a small Alpine village with houses in wood and stone and the small roads that wind through it. We will stop for a picnic before going on to the mountain hut where we're going to spend the night closer to the stars.

Champoluc

Day four 

Fresh air and breathtaking views. The breakfast tastes extra good up here. We start today’s quite challenging walk at the square in picturesque Chamois, following the old mule track trough the small hamlets of the village. The lowing of the cows and the tinkle of their bells keep us company. 

We take Matterhorn as point walking along the so-called balcony of Cervinia. Our path takes us over wide undulating pastures that rise and leads us to the crests that lie opposite Monterosa. Col di Nana (2772 m) is an historical mountain pass between the two valleys, used both for migration and during the medieval time. From Col di Nana we make a descent to rifugio Tournalin placed in the natural amphitheater of the Nana Valley. And from here you will get a ride down (you are going to thank us!) 

What about a really warm shower before a nice dinner in Champoluc? We spend our last night at a comfy hotel in the village.

 

Lunch

Day five 

Relaxing Sunday morning in Champoluc. If you wish, you're welcome to join us for an early morning walk to the beautiful waterfalls and gently meadows of Mascognaz.

Today there is time to stroll in the village, sip a cup of cappuccino at the terrace of one of the nice cafés along the pedestrian street, or visit the bakery and the deli at the square, before heading back to the airport.