Létey-Champillon mountain hut - Saint-Rhémy-en-Bosses
Alta Via no. 1
Departure:Létey-Champillon mountain hut (2.465 mt.)
Arrival:Saint-Rhémy-en-Bosses (1.600 mt.)
Difference in level:+522 m -1324 m
Duration going there:5h05
Duration coming back:5h55
Description of the route
From Létey-Champillon mountain hut, the path tackles a steep grassy spur with a series of bends, arriving at Col Champillon.
The first stretch of descent is very steep as far as the ruins of the summer pastures of Crou de Bleintse.
After this point, the route becomes more gentle and begins a long mid-slope diagonal crossing towards the right, to the summer pastures of Pointier Superiore.
After descending the last barren grassy slopes, you then reach the summer pastures of Pointier Inferiore.
Here you follow a stretch of unmetalled road towards the left and then return to the footpath.
Having crossed a small conifer wood, the path crosses the Torrent Menouve over a wooden bridge and returns to the dirt road.
After a short climb, take the path to the right leading to the village of Prailles Superiore.
Just above the houses the path enters meadows, following a long level route towards the village of Eternod Superiore, which you reach after a short stretch of asphalt road.
From the village, a wide footpath climbs up to join an unmetalled road in woodland.
Here, bear left and follow it for a distance until you arrive at a bend in the asphalt road, where you head down to the village of Saint-Rhémy-en-Bosses.