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Cogne Valley: a treasure chest

Six days in the Cogne valley for experiencing everything about the Valle d’Aosta, all its abundant nature, local traditions, culture and gastronomy. A journey in six stages which winds along for 90km without ever taking the car, along which you will have the chance to spot wildlife and discover the typical flora in and around the Gran Paradiso National Park, see ancient glaciers and geological sites and admire rare botanical species kept in the Paradisia Alpine Garden. You will meet park rangers, shepherds and artists, custodians of the legends and traditions of the valley, and every evening you will be staying in a different mountain retreat. An unforgettable experience in which you can really absorb the atmosphere of Valle d’Aosta.

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  • Where:

    Valle di Cogne, Charvensod

  • Duration of activity and period recommended:

    6 days
    June to September

  • No. of participants and age groups:

    Min. 5 Max 12 
    10 to 65 years

  • Physical preparation and equipment:

    Level good (walking for 6 days and the distances are quite important)
    Equipment for trekking and packed lunch.

  • Professionals involved:

    Nature Guide

Program

DAY 1

Epinel, Col du Drinc, Colle Chamolé refuge Arbolle. Duration: 6.40h - Length: 14.32 Km -Difference in altitude: 1574 m - Descent: 539 m. Overnight: refuge Arbolle.

DAY 2

Refuge Arbolle, Colle Garin, Gimillan. Duration: 3.45 h - Length: 8.59 Km - Difference in altitude: 314 m - Descent: 1027 m. Overnight: Gimillan.

DAY 3

Gimillan, refuge Sogno of Berzè Hut. Duration: 7.00 h - Length: 17.58 Km - Difference in altitude: 1321 m - Descent: 599 m. Overnight: refuge Sogno of Berzè Hut.

DAY 4

Refuge Sogno of Berzè Hut, Valnontey. Duration: 5.30 h - Length: 19.92 Km - Difference in altitude: 497 m - Descent: 1349 m. Overnight: Lillaz, Cogne, Valnontey.

DAY 5

Valnontey, Herbetet, Rifugio Sella. Duration: 7.30 h - Length: 17,64 Km - Difference in altitude: 1298 m - Descent: 386 m. Overnight: Rifugio Sella

DAY 6

Refuge Sella (Crètaz), Epinel. Duration: 6.00 h - Length: 12.39 Km - Difference in altitude: 733 m - Descent: 1862 m. Overnight: Epinel.

Info


Guide della Natura di Cogne
Via Bourgeois, 33 - 11012 COGNE (AO) Valle d’Aosta - ITALIA
+39 0165 74835
info@cogneturismo.it
www.guidenaturacogne.net

Costs

200 euro per participant - Excluding food and accommodation.

Timing and conditions of booking

At the association of reference at least 15 days before. Some nights you will not be in the refuge, but at the hotel. For more information, contact the tourist office in Cogne.

Comune:

Cogne, Charvensod

Altitudine:

Durata:

6 days

Periodo:

June to September

Attività:

Trekking

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