Description of the route
Altitude: 2,489 m
Location: Tsan Lake
Sleeping places: 9
Open: always open
Trail sign: yes
Ascent: 4h30 from Torgnon
Coordinates UTM- WGS84: EAST 387463
Coordinates UTM- WGS84: NORTH 5079860
Leave the car in Chantorné at the arrival point of the Torgnon cable-car, then take the dirt road that leads to the dam in Cignana. When you get to Châtelard Damon, continue on the same private road that joins itinerary 105 at this point. This takes you to Brusoney, at which point you take itinerary 1 on the left which leads to Piano di Lodetor. Follow the private road (no.1), and leave it on the left to take the path that leads to the ruins of Hospice de Chavacour. At the crossroad near the ruins, take itinerary 5 on the right, which soon leads you to Alp Château. Cross this road and continue along itinerary 5 until you come to another crossroads. Here, ignore the branch on the right which leads to the Rivolta bivouac, and follow the branch on the left which, after crossing the dirt road again, takes you to the pasture of Crô d Loï (Crô di Loy). From here, continue along path 4 towards the Tsan bivouac.
N.B.: you should carry your own firewood to the bivouac.
Equipment: mattresses, pillows, blankets, pans, wood stove.
During July and August, it’s possible to reserve the shuttle bus until Lodetor with departure from Frutaz place at 8am and 1pm and coming back from Loditor at 2pm and at 7.30 pm
Price € 5 one way, € 8 round trip ( minimum 6 people.)
Reservations needed a day in advance at the Tourist Office ( ph. +39 0166 540433).
Moreover in summer it’s possible to reach the bivouac from the arrival of the chairlift Collet (opening days) following the green path n. 19 which has been realized within the international project “TourScience Développement d’un éco-tourisme scientifique durable autour du Mont Blanc et en Vallée d’Aoste”