5 days, 6 days, 7 days, 8 days, 9 days
Luggage transfer
Full board
Beginner, Family, Medium
April, August, July, June, May, October, September

Hike the Lys Valley. Follow the trails past vineyards and glaciers. The Gressoney Valley – also know as the Valley of Lys, named after the Lys River – is the longest valley of the Aosta Region. On your way through this unique part of the Italian Alps, you will be enjoying the vineyards of Donnas, authentic mountains villages, massive glaciers and the breathtaking views of Monte Rosa.

You will be hiking 8-15 km and up to 1300 meters of vertical gain per day. This tour is for most hikers with medium level experience. Daily distances are reasonable and you will only be carrying a day pack.

On this hiking tour you will be staying in small, charming mountain refuges, where the locals hosts will make sure to make you feel at home. In the evening you will be served traditional dishes and delicacies, and most refuges will have a wide selection of local wines for you to sample.

You will be staying in double rooms, most of which have their own bathroom.

This package includes half board with breakfast, a lunch package to bring with you on the hike, three course dinner every evening, maps and luggage transport from cabin to cabin, so that you get the full pleasure of enjoying the magnificent sceneries.

Hike the Lys Valley

We make sure that everything is prepared for you upon arrival, so that all you have to do is enjoy a splendid dinner and a good nights sleep.

It is possible to extend this tour to six, seven or nine days with the full distance of the Sentieri del Lys – 93 km. For bookings in April and May, variations are limited and may not follow the standard itinerary. Learn more about this tour here or call us on +45 31318839, if you would like more information about these options.

Start Flexible
Time of departure Flexible
Full board
Luggage transfer*
Support line
Hiking maps
Private room*


Travel insurance


*This tour is based on a minimum of two participants. Only services mentioned above are included in the price. Single travellers should expect to pay an extra fee for single rooms in hotels. Luggage transfer is only available for two or more participants.

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Additional information

Ticket TypeAdult, Child (under 13 years)
Dog friendlyYes



Day 1: Arrival

Arrival in Pont Saint Martin and check in at hotel. Dinner and briefing with our local guide in the evening. Enjoy an evening in this historical town nestled by the Lys River, as it flows from the Glaciers of Monte Rosa and into the Aosta Valley.
You will be able to park your car safely, and at the end of your hike, we will arrange a transfer back to the start.

Day 2: Pont Saint Martin to L'Etoiles du Berger

Hiking up the beginning of the valley, you will cross an ancient roman bridge and pass by the many small vineyards covering the lower mountains in this part of the Lys Valley.
Distance: 11 km
H+: 1370
H-: 300
Time: 5.15 to 8.30 hours.

Day 3: L'Etoiles du Berger to Le Soleil

A magnificent first step in an alpine environment.  After the Col Portola, the wild environment and the first glimpse of the Monte Rosa chain accompany you along the mountain pastures.
Distance: 7,2 km
H+: 600
H-: 584
Time: 3.10 to 5 hours.

Day 4: Le Soleil to Rif. Barma

In the heart of the Mont Mars Nature Reserve, you hike along part of the picturesque route. where a procession devoted to the Black Madonna has taken place every 5 years since 1500 AD. The power of the nature, Mont Mars and the possibility of a refreshing in the mountain lakes near the refuge makes this an unforgettable experience.
Distance: 6.8 km
H+: 910
H-: 280
Time: 3.20 to 5.20 hours.

Day 5: Rif. Barma to La Gruba

This stage is for experienced hikers in good shape. Overcoming the challenges of this stretch, you will be rewarded with a spectacular landscape. Less experienced hikers will be able to chose an easier path, which can be planned during the initial briefing.
Distance: 15.8 km
H+: 1090
H-: 1575
Time: 6.30 to 10.30 hours.

Day 6: La Gruba to La Cialvrina

On this stretch, you officially enter the land of the Walsers: The characteristic wooden chalets and the nature shaped by this age-old culture has already seen in parts along the decent of the beautiful Vallone of Loo. In the distance, you will now notice the snowcladden peaks of the Monte Rosa massif.
Distance: 14.7 km
H+: 1130
H-: 1030
Time: 6.00 to 9.30 hours.

Day 7: Rif. Alpenzu to Anderbatt

This is a very easy stage taking you through the main town of Gressoney-la-Trinité. Here you can also visit the Walser museum, and perhaps stock on supplies.
Distance: 7.3 km
H+: 314
H-: 315
Time: 2.30 to 4.00 hours.

Day 8: Anderbatt to Orestes Hutte

This is the stage that finally leads to the great glaciers of Monte Rosa. The climb follows the right side of the deep Moos Valley. In the central part, parts of the trail may not be very visible. When reaching the top, the Monte Rosa Massif will present itself in all its grandeur.
Distance: 7.5 km
H+: 840
H-: 0
Time: 3.00 to 5.50 hours.

Day 9: Orestes Hutte to Staffal

After breakfast, you will return to Staffal at the bottom of the valley, where you transfer will be waiting to take you back to start.

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 2 reviews
23. November 2019

We had a wonderful trip. The hike was beautiful and varied. Both in terms of physicality and nature. We think it was fantastic to experience the green lower alpine landscape and to reach the height above the tree line with snow, barren rocks and marmots. As a regular family in good shape (not athletes as such), the level of physicality was appropriate. In relation to temperature / climate, it was a great advantage (for us Scandinavians) that the trip took place at altitude.

Sincerely, Rolf and Vibeke

13. October 2022

Hi Benjamin!
Normally you are asked to evaluate everything, which I find very tiring – but just in terms of our hike, which I have not been asked to evaluate, I really want to give you feedback on it!

We were in Lys Valley for 7 days and it was just a great trip! The concept worked so well with overview cards, small daily cards and the little signs that we came to love as well as the app!

The difficulty level of the trip and the daily trip lengths suited us perfectly and it was great that there were several varieties of day trips, but we still had the beautiful views!

We enjoyed our luxurious nights and that we also got to experience the atmosphere at refuge Barma! We managed to finish with a trip with a view of the Monterosa glacier – and discovered that we had been there on a skiing holiday from Champoluc!

So thank you for a fantastic trip, also to Stefano!

The best greetings
Jytte and Jens

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