The forest of Mountain Pine

You’ll clearly understand the magic of the mountain pine forest of Mont Avic Nature Park where, at the base of these soaring ‘soldiers’, rhododendrons and small wild berries grow in profusion. A presence that adds splashes of colour to an environment dominated by biodiversity, where the Black Grouse plays the part of lord of the manor. A sight to be seen at Lake della Serva is the flowering of the Water Crowfoot which spreads over part of the lake.


  • Where:

    Champdepraz – The Mont Avic natural Park

  • Duration of activity and period recommended:

    1 day
    From June to September

  • No. of participants and age groups:

    Min. 10 Max 20 
    From 12 to 70 years

  • Physical preparation and equipment:

    Good physical preparation, will walk on paths between 1,200 m and 1,800 m above sea level.
    The course includes 2,5 hours up and 2 hours down as many.
    Own car to Covarey (Champdepraz) or Trekbus Giroparchi. Own cameras, video cameras and binoculars to better observe and film the fauna. Equipment included in the price, by the association Namastè: paperwork on the plant and animal species visible in the area and maps of the area.

  • Professionals involved:

    Nature hike guide


Departure from Covarey (Champdepraz) and visit at the Covarey Visitors Centre (1,300 m).
Ascent along a forest of Mountain Pine, rhododendrons, orchids and flora of the humid to Alpe of the Serva (1,540 m).
Continue along the path until the Lake of the Serva (1,800 m) where you can admire the blooming buttercup freshwater, in full bloom in August, comes to fill the middle of the lake.
Visit the remains of the warehouses of the old mines in the area of Mont Avic and metal melting furnace at the creek Chalamy.
The return can snack at the hotel Parc Mont Avic to Chevrère.
Visit at the Visitors Centre: 0,5 hours
Rise time: 2,5 hours
Lowering time: 2 hours
Packed Lunches.


ASD Namasté
Guide escursionistiche naturalistiche - Aosta
+39 339 5813792


12 euro per person for the nature hike guide

Timing and conditions of booking

Up to seven days prior to the association


Champdepraz - Chevère



1 day


From June to September