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Valle d'Aosta


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A Tarred or paved road
B Dirt track
C Mule trail
D Mountain trail
E Equipped trail (cables, ladders)
F No trail

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D19 Issime » Challand-Saint-Victor
8h35   |   16.501 km   |   1129 m   |   1511 m

From the valley of Gressoney, there is a trail that leads upwards rapidly upwards in giant steps through Walser hamlets, woods and the wetlands at Munes to the Dondeuil pass (2,388m) where the views extend from Mont Blanc to the Gran Paradiso range, and then down to the Ayas valley.

Point Segment
Name Services Information Marking
958 m
| D  6.814 km / 4h15
Colle del Dondeuil
2341 m
| B  2.015 km / 1h00
1814 m
| B  7.672 km / 3h20
676 m
Detailed route description
Natural and cultural heritage
Useful topographic maps
  • Monte Rosa ~ Kompass (1:50.000)
  • Cervino-Matterhorn e Monte Rosa ~ Istituto Geografico Centrale (1:50.000)
  • Bassa valle di Gressoney e valle di Ayas ~ Guide dell'Escursionista (1:25.000)
Useful guidebooks
  • Guida n° 3-Le valli del Monte Rosa ~ Le Guide dell'Escursionista (ISBN )
Tourist offers

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  • robert - 2014-07-10
    Fin juin 2014 alimentation et hotel fermés à Challand .Descendre à Verrès , hébergement à La Betulla
    tel 347 335 98 13 ;
    Automatic translation [Google]
    End June 2014 food and hotel closed Challand .Descendre Verres, accommodation in La Betulla as 98 347 335 13;
  • M.Keller - 2010-08-21
    juillet 2010
    L’hôtel d’Issime est petit (5 ou 6 chambres) et risque d’être complet.
    A Gaby, il y a en revanche 2 grands hôtels :
    Hôtel Moderno : ( tel: 0125.345900)

    Pour se rendre à Gaby : Suivre la VA depuis Issime et devant le camping de Tzendelabo, prendre le sentier pédestre qui conduit à Gaby en 1 km.
    Automatic translation [Google]
    July 2010 The hotel is small Issime (5 or 6 bedrooms) and may be complete. A Gaby, there has however two major hotels: Hotel Moderno: (tel: 0125.345900) To get to Gaby: Follow the VA since before Issime and camping Tzendelabò, take the footpath that leads to Gaby 1 km.
  • ROUSSELLE - 2010-01-04
    Balisage flèches jaunes
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    Yellow arrows marking
Last update : 2010-05-05