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Hiking to Vittorio Emanuele Hut, Aosta Valley

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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.


1 Day

Jun - Sep




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!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

About the guide

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E-S Adventure Guides



Mountain Guide

Tomas and his team of IFMGA/UIMLA-certified mountain guides & leaders and rock climbing instructors (Anna, Andrea, Elis, Enrico, Ivan, Julia, Lucia, Marika, and Oreste) are some of the top outdoor adventure professionals in Italy.

Whether you wish to climb the Gran Paradiso or go on an exciting via ferrata in the Dolomites, among other amazing options, they will be able to show you the top spots and the ropes to ensure you have an unforgettable and safe adventure.

Tomas will be your main point of contact during the booking process and will be able to help you with all the questions you have in order to make sure you receive the best possible guiding service.

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