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Get ready for an extraordinary hiking experience in the heart of the Italian Alps, as you traverse the Gressoney Valley, also known as the Valley of Lys. Named after the meandering Lys River, this remarkable valley is the longest in the Aosta Region. During this journey, you’ll have the opportunity to savor the unique blend of Italian landscapes, from picturesque vineyards in Donnas to authentic mountain villages, imposing glaciers, and awe-inspiring vistas of the majestic Monte Rosa.
- Epic Alpine Hiking: Covering a distance of 8-15 km per day and ascending up to 1300 meters in vertical gain, this tour caters to hikers with a moderate level of experience. Expect reasonable daily distances that allow you to fully appreciate the breathtaking surroundings, all while carrying only a daypack.
- Mountain Refuge Bliss: As you embark on this hiking adventure, you’ll rest your head in cozy, small mountain refuges where the local hosts will ensure you feel at home. Each evening, tantalize your taste buds with traditional dishes and delicacies, complemented by a wide selection of local wines.
- Carefree Exploration: Say goodbye to logistical concerns. This package includes half board with breakfast, a lunch package for your daily hike, and a three-course dinner in the evenings. Comprehensive maps and luggage transport between cabins are also provided, allowing you to relish every moment of the magnificent landscapes with utmost ease.
Moreover, for your convenience, all preparations are taken care of, ensuring a seamless and enjoyable experience. From the moment you arrive, you can relish a splendid dinner and a restful night’s sleep.
Get ready to explore the wonders of the Lys Valley, and experience the heart of the Italian Alps like never before. With vineyards, villages, and glaciers, this journey promises a perfect blend of natural beauty, cultural charm, and unforgettable memories in one of Italy’s most captivating regions.
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Day 1: Arrival
Day 2: Pont Saint Martin to L'Etoiles du Berger
Day 3: L'Etoiles du Berger to Le Soleil
Day 4: Le Soleil to Rif. Barma
Day 5: Rif. Barma to La Gruba
Day 6: La Gruba to La Cialvrina
Day 7: Rif. Alpenzu to Anderbatt
Day 8: Anderbatt to Orestes Hutte
Day 9: Orestes Hutte to Staffal
Equipment and clothing to bring for Alpine hikes and runs
We’ve compiled a list of essential items you’ll need to take on your adventure in the Great Outdoors. While each trip has its own minimum requirements, we have split the list into “need-to-have” and “nice-to-haves”.
Need to have:
Lightweight, waterproof shell
Sunscreen with a high factor
Smartphone with a relevant trip app and a WhatsApp and code number for your local representative
Thin hat, cap, and thin gloves (merino or similar)
Daypack for hiking (tours with luggage transport)
Duffel bag or similar (trips with luggage transport) — DO NOT pack in suitcases.
30 L rucksack on trips up to six days (without luggage transport)
40 L rucksack on trips of more than six days (without luggage transport)
Quick-drying inner layer
Shorts (quick drying)
Technical t-shirt (quick drying)
Fleece sweater for cool evenings
A pair of comfortable jogging bottoms or similar for the cabins
Good mountain shoes — trail running shoes or hiking boots
Water bottle (1.5 L)
A pair of thick socks or light slippers (you can often borrow a pair in the cabins)
A few energy bars, fruits or similar snacks for the trip
Sheet liner — can also be purchased on-site (only if you are staying in a dormitory)
Small first aid kit
Comped or similar
Sleeping bag (on selected tours)
Nice to have:
Sandals for the cabins
Plastic bags to keep things dry
Nearest Airport: Turin, Caselle / Milano, Malpensa
Nearest Train Station: Pont St Martin (AO)
Shuttle Service Website: https://gressoneytransfer.it/