This walk is part of the trek Trek across the Gran Paradiso.
Fourth stage between Valgisenche and Val de Rheme.
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 east still following triangles n°2 and the signs.
First, gently head up through the alpine pasture (D) , with the Becca di Tei ridge overlooking.
At the foot of the pass the slope gets steeper with twists and turns giving access to col de la Fenêtre (1).
Head down, carefully, as the slope is pretty steep and falling rocks can hurt.
Get to the confluence of three streams issued from this cirque (2) and head through the Torrent alpine pasture (3).
Start another steep but safe downhill hike leading to Bruil hamlet (4) in the Rhême-Notre-Dame commune.
Hôtel Lydia is in the centre of the hamlet.
D : mi 0 - alt. 7802ft
1 : mi 0.52 - alt. 8176ft
2 : mi 1.76 - alt. 9386ft
3 : mi 2.52 - alt. 7192ft
4 : mi 2.76 - alt. 6791ft
A : mi 3.83 - alt. 5663ft
No water spots along the way.
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Bruil is a delightful village surrounded by the loval summits.
Nestled at the foot of Tête du Ruitor and its glaciers, within a beautiful setting, Saint-Grat Lake is the highlight of any hike in its own right. Through the final twists and turns before the lake, the slope is smooth and the route straightforward. The next climb much steeper, leading to Refuge Adami gives you a stunning view point.
A two part hike. First up the Doire de Valgrisenche, a steady slope offering a leafy, green landscape. From the refuge, the landscape becomes essentially mineral and the slope steeper all the way to Vuert's small perched lake. Stunning high mountain surroundings.
Another valley trek, the aim of today is Valsavarenche.
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A long and difficult stage due to the ascension of 2 passes.
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A trek across the Gran Paradiso passing through the 5 surrounding valleys.
It may not be true paradise but it certainly is heavenly. An exceptional group trek carried out in July 2011 which allows you to explore the Val D'aoste valleys ending with a balcony trail to Gran Paradiso summit.
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