Rong: a walk through ancient Walser villages and alpine vegetable gardens
- Tuesday 16 July 2019
Meeting: at 10.00 a.m. on the car park Tschemenoal.
Lunch: every participant must bring his own food.
Equipment: mountain clothes (mountain boots, backpack, sun glasses, sweatshirt, windcheater).
Difficulty level: E (mountain hike)
If the weather is bad, the walk will be postponed on another day of the same week.
For information and registration:
Monterosa Experience srl
Obre Platz, 8
I-11025 Gressoney-Saint-Jean (AO)
tel. +39 0125 355614
mobile phone +39 366 4000505
The Walsers are a Germanic population who first settled down in the valleys on Monte Rosa’s south side during the 13th century. Those people brought with them their language, their traditions and their architecture. During the walk it is possible to take some pictures of very old Walser houses called “stoadla” or “stadel”, dating back to the 16th and 17th century.
After starting from Tschemenoal, we follow path no. 15 as far as Rong, where the owners of the farm Beuchod will explain us the particularities of mountain agriculture and of goat breeding. All the participants can then taste a selection of alpine cheese and some kinds of local honey.
We walk then to Ecko and, after crossing the historical bridge at Noversch, we walk back to the starting point along the right side of Torrent Lys.