This walk is part of the trek Trek across the Gran Paradiso.
Another valley trek, the aim of today is Valsavarenche.
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
Head south-east on the large path (Alta Via 2), cross the river and enter the forest (D).
After a pleasant uphill hike and still following the notable n°2 Yellow triangle waymarks you'll reach l'Entrelor alpine pastures (1).
Go through the pastures reaching Plan de Feyes chalets (2).
Start a long but pleasant hike up reaching Col de l'Entrelor after a few final sharp turns (3).
Head down to Valgrisenche first along Lac Nero then Lac Djuan (4).
Keep heading downhill due north-east, then north and go through Chamoulanaz alpine pasture (5).
Still heading north, you'll reach Orvieille where you'll change direction heading east then south-east with several twists and turns (6). You'll arrive at Eaux Rousses and Paradisio Hotel (8), the end of this stage.
D : mi 0 - alt. 5663ft
1 : mi 1.23 - alt. 7047ft
2 : mi 1.91 - alt. 7835ft
3 : mi 3.12 - alt. 9610ft
4 : mi 4.41 - alt. 8258ft
5 : mi 5.78 - alt. 7441ft
6 : mi 7.39 - alt. 6391ft
A : mi 8.16 - alt. 5633ft
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