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Hiking to Vittorio Emanuele Hut, Aosta Valley

An easy day hike to the historical Vittorio Emanuele Hut, on the way to the Gran Paradiso mountain, in the Aosta Valley, with an IFMGA certified mountain guide.

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration1 day
Offer periodJun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Skill LevelBeginner
Fitness LevelOccasional
Type of tripNot specified


I invite you to join me on a short and easy hike to the Rifugio Vittorio Emanuele (2735 m), a mountain hut located on the way to the Gran Paradiso peak, in the Aosta Valley. It’s also in the middle of the Gran Paradiso National Park.

The old hut was built in 1884, but in 1961 a new building was built, organized in a low floor and two storeys.

We leave the car in the car park at Breuil, upstream of the Pont de Valsavarenche village. Then we cross the stream and walk south, to the mountains that close the head of the valley. A large dirt road built on the creek has replaced the use of the real road just 10 meters away. 

After crossing an impressive larch forest through a very popular and well marked trail, we cross a wooden bridge over a tributary of the Savara stream.

From that point, we have two options. We can continue our hike on a hunting path, with a gentle slope and numerous bends, and in about 2.5 hours get to the Rifugio, a choice recommended for beginners or if it’s your first hike in the mountains.

Or we can either take the first of the many shortcuts that shorten the journey, turning to the left just after the bridge. This way the hike will take us just 1.5 hour. 

Right at the foot of the refuge, the Ciarforon (3642 m) and the Becca di Monciair (3544 m) reflect in a small alpine pond by the Vittorio Emanuele Hut.

So if you want to join me on this easy hike just send me a request. I will be happy to guide you to this historical hut! 



About the guide

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IFMGA certified mountain guide based in the Aosta Valley. Summer and winter mountain activities in the Valley and nearby locations.

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