The "TMR - Tour of Monte Rosa" is the scenic route that develops around the Monte Rosa, touching the suggestive location of its valleys, both Italian and Swiss, in a circular path. The TMR was mostly used by ancient Walser people for trade from valley to valley; also was crossed by a pioneer of mountaineering, the Swiss scientist Horace Benedict de Saussure, in 1789.
In our day the TMR is ideally divided into 9 stages with departure and arrival in Gressoney The hiker can still take it into account with start and finish at any other location and the desired number of stages. At its discretion they are also the direction of travel, in one way or another, and the ability to reduce time and physical effort, using, where they exist, the lifts.
The website of the Tour Monte Rosa - Matterhorn
The Knights of the Alps will be in Gressoney Saint Jean area in Lake Gover from June to September to offer the opportunity to get closer to the horse world with stable activities for adults and children.
For information and reservations:
loc. Gover - Gressoney Saint Jean
tel. Ennio Cappelletti 348.2660592 - Technical Equiturismo F.I.S.E.
On its 9-hole par 68 of 4,406 mt., The Golf Gressoney offers a scenic drive beyond all expectations.
Always delicate, with relatively narrow fairways, well-protected greens, slopes that increase the difficulties and the constant presence of water, you are aiming to hit the Monte Rosa, the town's belltower, a steep rock wall or a gushing waterfall.
The chalets of the Club House ensure all facilities necessary for the comfort of the player, while the driving range with its professional and free lessons for beginners allow whole family approach to this sport in absolute tranquility and harmony with nature.
Golf Club Gressoney Monte Rosa
Loc. Bino - Gressoney Saint Jean (AO)
Adventures and emotions the beautiful water scenery of the Valle d'Aosta
From April to September, bubbling mountain streams become the theater of spectacular sporting activities: canoeing, kayaking, rafting offer water enthusiasts to exciting moments, between rapids and natural water slides.
Kayaking, almost always in polyethylene, resistant material to impact, we use while sitting in the cockpit and closing the space between the person and the cockpit with splash guards, why not enter the water. The river kayaking, with rounded keel, it is easy to handle and suitable for fast and precise maneuvering in small spaces.
The Canadian canoe is a solid, stable, suitable for carrying more people.
The feature that distinguishes it immediately from the kayak is the use of the paddle with a single blade. This allows a powerful push, but asymmetric, for which, usually, the Canadian is used by two or more rowers, which must have good coordination.
The Canadian is slower than the kayak, because more stable, but it offers greater comfort; being generally open it is less suitable for waves and rapids.
Best known is the rafting, which consists of descending a river on inflatable boats of various sizes.
specialized guides are available to start or accompany enthusiasts with programs of various difficulty and duration; There are also courses specially designed for children.
Hydrospeed, a discipline similar to canyoning, uses a sort of tablet which face each other, free body, the waters of rivers and streams.
The Monte Rosa Mountain Bike Tour was developed and divided into 6 stages that change at times the official route to cater to the Mountain Bike.
We expected start and finish in Gresham, with the direction of travel time in order to tackle the downhill stretches where pedaling becomes more difficult.
Nothing prohibits every "biker" can change the starting point, the number of steps to deal with, the direction of travel or the possibility of using the ski lifts or off road vehicles taxi services.
Staffal.:. Gressoney (1,837 m.s.l.m.) - Grand Tournalin (2,600 m.s.l.m.)
Last to bicycle control and gear in your pack and ready to go from the square of the plants in Staffal.
You will be immediately faced with a choice: you will have to decide whether to reach the Col Bettaforca (2,672 masl) using cableways axis Staffal - Sant'Anna - Bettaforca or taking the dirt road, wide and always well kept, which reaches Valle d'Ayas starting from the square of the Great Journeys Club - Hotel Monboso.
The road enters a forest of larch and fir for about half an hour up to Sant'Anna (2,180 m.s.l.m.) where a white chapel overlooks the town of Gressoney la Trinité. The road continues increasing at short distances the slope, but prejudice still pedaled for trained legs, from Sitten dining (2,297 masl) where you can admire a unique view on the massif of Monte Rosa and reaching over an hour Colle Bettaforca ( 2,672 meters above sea level).
Continuing on the dirt road, you'll enjoy a long descent of about an hour to go through the valley of Forca: the height of the station of the chairlift go downhill to the right along the dirt road there follows the ski slope until you reach the 'Ciarcerio alp (1,992 m), interchange between two of the Monterosa Ski lifts. From here follow the dirt road, always downhill, at a time of the hamlet of Frachey (1,623 m.s.l.m.) until you reach the paved road that crosses the regional road 45 of the Ayas Valley.
Follow it uphill until you reach the village of Saint Jacques (1,689 meters above sea level), the height of the bridge over the stream Verra fit on the dirt road that goes too gently for barely two hours until the Grand Tournalin refuge (2,600 m) where you can spend the night.
Grand Tournalin (2,600 m.s.l.m.) - Breuil-Cervinia (2,003 m.s.l.m.)
From the hut we go down slightly in altitude up to take the path that leads to the Col of Nana (2775 m), walking on the bike in the first part, as approaching the hill we will have to overcome some "jumps" rock with a hand bike fortunately equipped with stone steps.
Once at the Nana (2,775 masl) descend by bike up to a natural pond, beyond which we expect a short but fraught climb to the Col des Fontaines (2697 m) we will have to walk pushing our bike up as the Matterhorn (4,478 meters above sea level) will show in all its majesty.
E 'spent about an hour and twenty from our departure and before us promises a descent of about forty minutes until the Cheneil valley, where we will meet the small village of the same name (2,097 m.s.l.m.). We advise you to be careful as the path for short distances not in excellent condition and therefore we will have to follow them on foot.
Through the village it goes along a steep dirt road through a dense larch forest that leads quickly to the asphalt road on which we will continue for about 20 minutes, passing the hamlet of champlevé and losing about 300 vertical meters from the village of Cheneil (2,097 masl), up reach the junction that leads to the chapel dedicated to Our Lady of Salette (2,218 masl).
Here take the steep road only initially on the right, asphalt, and after about an hour and a quarter leads to the arrival station of the (2,245 m.s.l.m.) ascending from Valtournenche (1,524 m.s.l.m.).
After the train station turn into the path 107 to a group of huts where we will face a rapid ascent and a very short walk.
After about twenty minutes the path intercepts a "trattorabile" mule track, following the signs to the path 18, to the rails of the inclined plane used to transport at high altitude the material needed to build the dam Goillet (2,516 m.s.l.m.). Use it until you cross the road from Breuil-Cervinia (2,003 m.s.l.m.) to Goillet lake (2,516 m.s.l.m.) and head for the valley where you will find many facilities for overnight stay.
Breuil-Cervinia (2,203 m.s.l.m.) - Zermatt (1,606 m.s.l.m.)
Were to address the stage of the Monte Rosa Tour more atypical for the Mountain Bike, because you will face even a glacier suddenly, we recommend for both to inform in advance the conditions of the same in order to equip yourself with proper climbing gear which ' now the glacier is not in peak condition.
Even today, it raises the possibility of reaching the maximum altitude using cableways axis Breuil-Cervinia - Plan Maison - Cime Bianche - Plateau Rosa Lake (3,480 masl), through which definitely save time and effort, but it can lengthen the glacier stretch to overcome.
Alternatively, there are definitely gaining more satisfaction with your legs the Theodulpass (3,301 masl): resume the road traveled the day before that in an hour and a half leading to the lake Goillet (2,516 m), walk along the north side of the same, and continue for about forty minutes until the cable car Cime Bianche Lakes (2,812 m). You will enter a lunar landscape, immense stony at times impassable riding your mountain bike, which will lead to Theodulpass (3,301 m asl) passing in front of the chapel Bontadini (3,044 masl), after which the slope and the terrain will make it impossible to pedal and you'll have to bring your bicycle on shoulders or push it along the circuit where winter runs a ski slope.
It takes about an hour and forty to cover trafficking including from the lakes of Cime Bianche to the Theodule pass (3,301 m), where you will find the refuge Theodule (3,317 masl) to enjoy a well-deserved lunch and a few minutes of rest before facing the last two hours needed to reach the center of Zermatt (1,606 m).
Even if you feel slightly out of place, definitely take the ski slope that runs down the glacier without leaving the beaten track and go down until you reach the station Trockener Steg (2,939 m.s.l.m.). We recommend that you pay close attention and to limit as much as possible the speed as in the afternoon the snow could be softer with the risk to bury the wheels.
After about half an hour of possible "spin" or "tumbling" in the snow, once they reach the Trockener Steg station (2,939 m above sea level), it will present a chance to go down with the cable cars up to Zermatt (1,606 m) or to go down the trail is completely feasible by bike, which runs through the valley of Furggbach, passing by Furgg stations (2,432 m above sea level) and then Furi (1,864 m), taking about 2 or to cover the over 1,300 meters in altitude.
Zermatt (1,606 m.s.l.m.) - Macugnaga (1,320 m.s.l.m.)
The initial idea was to reach Grachen (1,619 m) via paved road and from there head to Saas Fee (1,772 m) via the path that runs along the crest of Balfrin, but despite the cards do not indicate any major changes in slopes, all the employees of the various tourist information offices advise against in every way to perform this process as it is considered dangerous.
At this point we discard the first hypothesis (if someone were to ask you also do it to place information about "Dario Travel"), earning a day on the program and we head towards the valley floor at a time in the Saas (Saas Tal valley). From here we will reach already in the afternoon Macugnaga (1,320 ms.l.m.).
Released from Zermatt (1,606 m) cross down the beautiful villages of Tasch (1,449 masl), Randa (1,406 m) and Saint Niklaus (1,113 masl), until you reach in about an hour the valley floor in the municipality of Stadal (908 masl).
Before entering the village follow the signs to Saas Fee (1,772 m) and take the Saas (Saas Tal) valley which you follow to Lake Mattmark (2,203 m), the artificial lake formed by a dam in the largest natural material d 'Europe.
After about three hours of climbing, we will have exceeded Saas Balen (1,471 masl), Saas Grund (1,562 m) and Saas Almagel (1,679 masl), without deviating from Saas Fee (1,772 m), until you reach the lake of Mattmark (2,203 masl ).
By following the easy road that runs along the right bank, you reach the other side of the lake where the path which in less than two hours leads to the Passo del Monte Moro (2,868 m.s.l.m.). And 'cycle only in the first half, the second on the ground becomes too rocky and only on foot, sometimes by bicycle on his shoulder.
We crossed the step we return to the Italian territory, from here we will have to climb a few dozen meters walk to the golden statue of Madonna overlooking an immense sloping rock plate, from which in a few minutes we reach the refuge Oberto (2786 m.s.l.m.) where we have lunch.
A few minutes of rest, and it starts at a time of Macugnaga (1,320 m.s.l.m.): in this case we suggest you use the two stretches of cable car leading to the village, because the slope of the path is truly impressive and the scope of the truly experienced cyclists.
Macugnaga (1,320 m.s.l.m.) - Staffal.:. Gressoney (1,837 m.s.l.m.)
From the center of Macugnaga (1,320 m) go down for about a kilometer along the main road to the bridge that you will find on the right and crossing the creek, leading to Isella village, where you take the dirt road that leaves the valley and leads first to Anzasca Motta hill and then to the lake delle Fate (1,309 masl), from where you will have to continue riding the mountain bike up to the abandoned gold mines.
We started by only about half an hour, but from here to Passo Turlo we will have to dismount and walk pushing your bike for about 4 hours and a half, it does not hide that this will be the hardest stage of the tour.
We begin to push the BIKE and the Lanti bivouac (2,150 m) the paved road, built by the army at the beginning of the last century, is even more fraught and winding up to reach the Colle del Turlo (2,738 m) from where goodbye Quarazza the valley and we will start the descent towards Alagna (1,191 masl), back in the saddle to BIKE. In the stretch between Colle Turlo (2,738 m.s.l.m.) and Shepherd hut (1,575 m.s.l.m.) pay attention because in some short sections, thankfully few, must all'ocorrenza dismount.
In about an hour and a half you reach Alagna (1,191 m), where you will have the opportunity to reach the Passo dei Salati (2,997 m) with the ski lifts and reach in the afternoon Staffal (1,837 masl) in Gressoney la Trinité (1,637 masl) , where we started.
Alternatively, you can go up the day after the valley dell'Olen, along a comfortable road that centinano few meters after passing Pianalunga (2,046 masl), intermediate station of cableway installations, it becomes a path that increases gradually slope up to reach the shelter Wilhelmina (2,876 masl). In this stretch the cycling is also reduced for the most trained, but it will allow us to reach the Col d'Olen (1,881 m.s.l.m.) from where will begin the descent into the valley of Lys.
A short stretch of rocky path leads us on the ski slope, where, after a few hundred meters, we will meet the dirt road that goes down to Staffal (1,837 m.s.l.m.), from Gabiet (2,318 m.s.l.m.).
Valle d'Aosta fishing is regulated by fishing calendar issued each year. For non-residents in the Valle d'Aosta the fishery opening is set to May 1, while the alpine lakes fishing opens on the 3rd Sunday of June. The closing is scheduled for the 2nd Sunday of October.
Permits can be either weekly (valid for 4 fishing days) and monthly (valid for 10 days of fishing).
sport fishing Lake Gover
Bar Lake Gover - Gressoney Saint Jean (AO)
tel .: 0125.355402
Lys Tourist reserves
Sports Bar - loc. Tschoarde - Gressoney Saint Jean (AO)
Bar Favre - loc. Edelboden - Gressoney la Trinité (AO)
The atavistic dream of a flight 3,500 meters!
For several years "Icarus" who engage (with good fortune) in "flying" are on the increase. Parachuting, an activity previously the prerogative of the military is now widespread. Similarly, perhaps even more significantly, they have increased the paragliders. The basis of such diffusion is the morphology of the Aosta Valley and the advent of new technologies, now even offers twin equipment, plus the ability to practice this sport in a wheelchair. These activities are wedded gliding (glider), engines planes, hang gliding and spectacular, colorful air balloons. The airport in Aosta "Corrado Gex", located 2 km from the city and is home to the Aero Club of Valle d'Aosta.