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Valle d'Aosta

Champorcher e Cogne
Mont Avic
Parco regionale Mont Avic
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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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D22 Rifugio Dondena » Alpe Péradza
  |   5h00   |   12.077 km   |   440 m   |   99 m

This part of the trail is of traditional significance in three different ways: first as a route used in the past by locals going to market in nearby Piedmont, then as an old hunting trail used by Vittorio Emanuele II and finally from the religious point of view as the destination of an important pilgrimage. The trail crosses a green cirque, skirts around a rock face and passes two big lakes.

Point Segment
Name Services Information Marking
Rifugio Dondena
2185 m
| BD  3.57 km / 1h30
Rifugio Misérin
2588 m
| D  2.532 km / 1h30
Col Pontonnet
2898 m
| D  5.975 km / 2h00
Alpe Péradza
2530 m
Detailed route description
Natural and cultural heritage
Useful topographic maps
  • Parco Nazionale del Gran Paradiso ~ Istituto Geografico Centrale (1:50.000)
Useful guidebooks
  • Guida n°2-I monti di Aosta, Cogne, l'Avic e Champorcher, Luca Zavatta. ~ Le Guide dell'Escursionista (ISBN )

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  • robert - 2014-07-10
    le refuge Péradza était ouvert en été 2014
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Péradza refuge was opened in summer 2014
  • tarjako - 2013-07-21
    I hiked in the early July this year from Dondena via Colle di Laris, 2584m, to Piamprato. A lot of snow then but no difficulties though. When you hit the skilift access road use it, following the path you end up Granges cow closure and have to cross electric wire three times.
  • Regione Autonoma Valle d'Aosta - 2013-07-02
    I confirm you that rifugio Sogno is closed. You can proceed till Miserin Hut instead of stopping at Dondena. It will be shorter to reach Piamprato, even if the stage is going to be harder.
  • tarjako - 2013-06-23
    On it says that the rifugio is closed, maybe permanently. Any other rifugio nearby? Or should I reroute my trekking when I start it 1.7.13 from Verrés?
  • Sabine_Bade - 2011-01-15
    Die neue Homepage vom Rifugio auf der Alpe Péradza ist:
    Automatic translation [Google]
    The new homepage from Rifugio on Alpe Péradza is:
  • Sabine_Bade - 2010-09-25
    Die gemeinsame Homepage der Rifugi Miserin und Dondena ist:
    Automatic translation [Google]
    The common site of Rifugi Miserin and Dondena is:
Last update : 2010-05-05