Alpenzu and the blue potatoes
- Tuesday 28 July 2020
Free of charge for all participants staying in some accommodation facilities affiliated to the tourist consortium.
- Time and place of departure: 10 a.m., Tschemenoal car park
- Route description: walk in the heart of “Méttelteil”, which is this part of valley between Gressoney-Saint-Jean and Gressoney-La-Trinité, to discover the Walser culture and the alpine agriculture through beautiful villages and beautiful views of the Monte Rosa. We start from Tschemenoal and we walk up to the Walser villages of Chaschtal, Tschòcke and Biela, before reaching Alpenzu Grande. Here we meet Federico, who takes us to his field, in order to show and tell us about the peculiarities of mountain agriculture. In Stefano Linty’s mountain pasture we can then taste some good local cheese, before returning to Tschemenoal.
- Further infos: packed lunch to be taken by the participants; children under 4 years old must be carried in the baby carrier.
Discover the Gressoney valley with the Nature Guides who will organize a rich programme of excursions for the summer season 2020. Every Tuesday the hikes will end with a visit to vegetable gardens or mountain pastures with a tasting of local products, a way to get to know the delicacies of the territory.
On Tuesday 28th July, the hikers will discover the walser culture and the peculiarities of mountain agriculture, walking among small hamlets with breathtaking views over the Monte Rosa. The participants will be able to visit the plantations of the Paysage à manger community, as well as the alpine pasture owned by Stefano Linty.
Duration: 4/5 h total, including the hike and the visit to the plantations and to the pasture
Elevation gain: around 400 m to Alpenzu Grande
Difficulty: E – medium
Maximum number of participants: 15
Recommended equipment: hiking boots, wind stopper jacket, polar fleece, backpack.
In case of bad weather it will be possible to make up the missed activity within the same week.
Reservation is required by the day before the activity by contacting the organizers at the phone number +39 366 4000505 or +39 0125 355614.
The programme may vary according to the weather conditions.