Val Ferret

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This splendid valley runs from the foot of Mont Blanc on towards Col Ferret, the pass that leads over into Switzerland. Along the left side of the valley are some of the loftiest, most magnificent peaks in the Alps: the Dente del Gigante, the Grandes Jorasses, the Aiguille de Triolet and Mont Dolent, while the slopes of Mont de La Saxe on the right are considerably less forbidding. The views here are spectacular all year round.

In the summer, mountain lovers will find a huge choice of routes available to them, from walks up to the mountain huts to high-altitude trekking trips and challenging mountaineering routes. The valley also boasts a nine-hole golf course and mountain bike trails, as well as offering the opportunity to try activities such as angling or even just to enjoy the view from the valley bottom as you relax outside the local bars and restaurants.

In winter, the Val Ferret offers cross-country skiing fans 20 km of slopes with great snow right up towards the end of spring.

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Dente del Gigante

Alpinism  -  Courmayeur

From the Torino Refuge, cross the Gigante Pass plateau and this will take you to the Aiguilles Marbrées base (to be avoided on the left); carry on up the glacier in the direction of the dente; on…

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Grandes Jorasses

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Day one
From Planpincieux, near the bars and restaurants, head towards the centre of the village following signs for the Boccalatte Refuge. After passing close to a small church, climb up alongsid…

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Mont Dolent

Alpinism  -  Courmayeur

First day
From Arnouva, walk along the dirt road that rises from the valley to the hairpin where, on the left, a path climbs to the summit of the Tête de Ferret. The path enters a small valley an…

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