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.
Jun, Jul, Aug, 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!
- Guiding fee
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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There are no words to express the extraordinary experience I had not only of doing my first via Ferrata but having Enrico as my guide. The coordinating logistics process was outstanding despite changes on my part along the way and the E-S Adventure Guides staff was very prompt in responses and adjustments. They were very knowledgeable of routes and specific questions I had. On thé Via Ferrata itself, the entire time I felt 100% safe with Enrico despite being on a challenging route and weather starting to fade. He is truly the best company for a climb and I’m grateful for his endless positive encouragement. I was lucky to have met such an inspiring human being. I aim to do many more via ferratas now and when location is possible, I’d go only with E-S Adventure Guides (& Enrico!)
A bit confusing at first to find the prices, but good services.
Robert was an incredible guide for our via ferrata experience! It was by far, our favorite day on our two week vacation in Italy. Robert is very experienced, and we felt completely safe and comfortable for the whole hike. We also left our hike with some incredible restaurant and hotel recommendations from him! If we make it back to the dolomites one day, we will definitely be booking another trip with Robert!
LUCIAN TICU RUSU
Everything was OK. Marcello is a very good guide, he is very kind, a true professional. It was a great experience! Thank you!
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Very beautiful trip, with several different interesting types of challenges (need for snow shoes, crampons, varying temperatures, etc.) - We did the ascent in May which still means a lot of snow making the trip quite tough (you need to be in decent shape and have a some experience to enjoy the trip).
We had wonderful days and a lot fun. All arrangments were perfect and easy! Our guide Paolo has been not only an excellent mountain and skiing guide but also he is very nice and empatic person who shared his love and knowledge of the Aosta valley! Wonderful days and skitouring, well organised, we will come again!
Paolo made the ski trip a total success in difficult conditions. His knowledge and enthusiasm are worth the investment to get the max from this ski area. Thanks again
Greetings to Marica - excellent arrangements !
We had a great trip, the weather on the particular day was unfortunately bad but our guide was very adaptable and motivated.
We loved our guide and our adventure. She was very accommodating to our needs and nice to be around. I would totally book with explore share again.
We did a 1 day Ferrata with Marica. We've both never climbed a Ferrata before but we are both good hikers. We enjoyed our trip very much and you don't need to be a climber. Marica took good care of us and she is very informative with the local geography and history. We felt very safe with her. If you are traveling near the Dolomite and want to try something a bit out of your comfort zone, I highly recommend doing a ferrata especially with Marica. We did both ferrata ra gusela nuvolau and ferrata-averau. It took us about 6 hours.
I had an amazing time with Marika! It was a great day!
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Wonderful climb with a very experienced guide. Thank you!
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