Bruil - Eaux Rousses

This walk is part of the trek Trek across the Gran Paradiso.

Another valley trek, the aim of today is Valsavarenche.

Technical sheet
No. 2919
A Rhemes-Notre-Dame walk posted on 01/03/12 by bernardino. Update : 30/10/16
Calculated time Calculated time: 7h40[?]
Distance Distance : 8.16mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 4446ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 4475ft
Highest point Highest point : 9872ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 5554ft
Difficult Difficulty : Difficult
Back to starting point Back to starting point : No
Walking Walking
Area Area : Alps
Location Location : Rhemes-Notre-Dame
Starting point Starting point : N 45.569521° / E 7.117741°
Arrival Arrival : N 45.567298° / E 7.207763°
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Description

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.

Waypoints :
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

Useful Information

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During the walk or to do/see around

The Gran Paradiso summit is outlined in the distance but unfortunately hidden from us due to today's dreary weather.

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