Description of the route
Altitude: 2,910 m
Location: Eastern Edge of the Herbetet
Open: always open
Trail sign: 22 G
Journey time: 4.35 h from Valnontey
Coordinates UTM- WGS84: EAST 367199
Coordinates UTM-WGS84: NORTH 5045254
Leave the car at Valnontey, in the municipality of Cogne, then take the private road (itinerary no. 22) which accompanies the Valnontey stream to its end.
From here, continue along path 22. After around 500 m, ignore trail 22C on the left, which heads to Money Bivouac and continue along the same road taking the valley bed on the river banks.
This leads you to a crossroads: route 22G continues on the right for Leonessa Bivouac, while the trails that go off to the left lead to the bivouacs of Borghi and Martinotti.
Go up the mule track to reach Herbetet, where you will find a park guard’s lodge.
Continue along the trail to the left, ignoring route 18B on the right, and go into the valley of Herbetet until you come to the Leonessa bivouac.
Equipment: blankets and unflatable mattresses.