Vittorio Sella mountain hut - Cogne


  • Alta Via no. 2
    Stage 9
  • Departure:
    Vittorio Sella mountain hut (2.584 m)
  • Arrival:
    Cogne (1.540 m)
  • Difference in level:
    -1045 m
  • Ascent:
  • Duration coming back:
  • Trail sign:
    alta via 2
  • GPS tracks:
    GPX , KML

Description of the route

From the Vittorio Sella mountain hut, start going down the deep valley, first along the left bank of the torrent, then crossing over it and going along the right bank until you reach the Thoules pasture.
The route continues through the woods, crosses the torrent again and descends gently round wide bends until it comes out of the woods near the Paradisia botanic garden.
From here, cross the field and go down a brief tarmac ramp; cross the large wooden traffic bridge over the torrent until you reach Valnontey.
From here, follow a brief stretch of tarmac road towards Cogne until you come to a campsite.
After the campsite, take a dirt track that runs alongside the torrent until you come to an underpass that allows you to cross the tarmac road and continue along the trail that runs into the woods.
Once you come to the first houses of Cogne, come off the trail and go down towards a car park, and from there continue along the tarmac road that runs alongside the beautiful Sant’Orso meadow and takes you to the square in the centre of Cogne.


Tourist Areas
Tourist Areas

Mont Blanc

Gran Paradiso

Great Saint Bernard

Aosta and surroundings


Monte Rosa

Central Valley

Tourist offer
Tourist offer