Gran Paradiso to Mont Blanc

Walk the Alta Via 2 trail from Cogne to Courmayeur in Italy’s Aosta Valley on this self-guided point to point trek. This challenging long-distance hike begins at the edge of the Gran Paradiso National Park, and takes you on an unforgettable journey through Aosta to the foot of Mont Blanc.Experience Aosta’s lesser-known Alps, sharing trails with ibex, chamois, marmots and a few local walkers. Hike through Alpine meadows, on rocky high trails, and over 5 spectacular mountain passes. Offering a balance of comfortable nights in welcoming family run hotels and nights in classic mountain refuges, relax at the end of a tough day’s walking with a hearty home-made meal. Refuel on traditional cheesy polenta, sausages in tomato sauce and local red wine. Embrace the simple life of long-distance hiking, switch off and immerse yourself in the best of Italy’s natural paradise.

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Hiking trail · Cogne and Gran Paradiso

Cogne to Rifugio Vittorio Sella

Hiking trail Gran Lauson Huts
July 30, 2019
moderate
8.7 km
3:30 h
1405 m
361 m
by Josiah Skeats,  Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Cogne and Gran Paradiso

Rifugio Vittoria Sella to Eaux-Rousses

Hiking trail Winding Mountain Path
July 30, 2019
difficult
17.1 km
6:15 h
744 m
1662 m
by Josiah Skeats,  Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Cogne and Gran Paradiso

Eaux-Rousses to Rhêmes-Notre-Dame

July 30, 2019
difficult
15.4 km
6:30 h
1327 m
1274 m
by Josiah Skeats,  Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Cogne and Gran Paradiso

Rhêmes-Notre-Dame to Rifugio Chalet De L’Epée

July 30, 2019
difficult
7.3 km
4:15 h
1169 m
529 m
by Josiah Skeats,  Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Cogne and Gran Paradiso

Rifugio Chalet De L'epée to Planaval

July 30, 2019
moderate
11.8 km
3:45 h
126 m
936 m
by Josiah Skeats,  Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Cogne and Gran Paradiso

Planaval to Rifugio Deffeyes

July 30, 2019
difficult
17.5 km
8:30 h
2269 m
1339 m
by Josiah Skeats,  Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Mont Blanc and La Thuile

Rifugio Deffeyes to La Thuile

July 30, 2019
moderate
9.5 km
3:30 h
17 m
1051 m
by Josiah Skeats,  Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Mont Blanc and La Thuile

La Thuile to La Visaille to Courmayeur

July 30, 2019
difficult
23.8 km
6:00 h
1345 m
1120 m
by Josiah Skeats,  Macs Adventure