Lillianes - Fontainemore

Fontainemore, Lillianes

  • Cammino Balteo
    Stage 2
  • Difficulties:
    E - Excursionist
  • Best period:
    from 01/05 to 31/10
  • Departure:
    Lillianes (652 m)
  • Arrival:
    Fontainemore (773 m)
  • Difference in level:
    +1133 m -1098 m
  • length:
    16.661 m
  • Ascent:
  • Duration coming back:
  • GPS tracks:
    GPX , KML

A fairly demanding stage from Lillianes to Fontainemore, giving walkers an opportunity to sample the Alta Via 1. The trek offers breathtaking scenery and extensive views over the surrounding valleys and peaks; it then passes by tiny “gems” of villages and returns to the banks of the Lys.

Description of the route

From the centre of Lillianes, the trail heads upwards fairly steeply, towards the Sassa mountain pasture. The route then turns north, gradually descending from high plateaus to rural villages. From the sunny Coumarial terrace, gateway to the Mont Mars Nature Reserve, the trail passes small clusters of houses, and skims the first section of the route taken by the pilgrimage to the Sanctuary of Oropa. The stage passes near the “ecomuseum of the medium altitude mountain areas” and crosses the beautiful village of Farettaz with an interesting rural architecture.

Surrounded by woods and traversed by the river Lys, Fontainemore greets visitors with its picturesque medieval bridge and the charming church of Sant’Antonio Abate, built on the rock beside the river. Well worth a visit is the Gouffres de Guillemore, an extremely deep ravine between the rocks, with a truly impressive waterfall.


Tourist Areas
Tourist Areas

Mont Blanc

Gran Paradiso

Great Saint Bernard

Aosta and surroundings


Monte Rosa

Central Valley

Municipalities crossed
Municipalities crossed