Verrayes - Nus

Nus, Verrayes

  • Cammino Balteo
    < Stop off 9 >
  • Difficulties:
    E - Excursionist
  • Best period:
    March - November
  • Departure:
    Verrayes (1019 m)
  • Arrival:
    Nus (540 m)
  • Difference in level:
    +208 m -876 m
  • length:
    10.192 m
  • Ascent:
  • Duration coming back:
  • GPS tracks:
    GPX , KML

This walking route is for everyone and offers a magnificent panoramic view of the valley bottom, passing by the high-altitude villages of Verrayes to reach the slopeside hamlets of Nus.

Description of the route

From the main town of Verrayes, this route leads to the hamlet of Moulin. From there you can take a slopeside path that stretches out almost in a straight line, without many hills, through meadows, glades, and small villages frozen in time. This will bring you all the way to Blavy, where you can go down into the valley in Nus.

From here, you can take public transportation to the astronomical observatory of Saint-Barthélémy, which is not far from the archaeological site of a protohistoric fort in Lignan.

A walk along the main road in Nus, will give you a chance to admire the ruins of the so-called Castle of Pilate built by the Lords of Nus in the 12th-13th century. According to legend, this land is where Pontius Pilate stayed on his way to exile in Gaul after Jesus was condemned.


Tourist Areas
Tourist Areas

Mont Blanc

Gran Paradiso

Great Saint Bernard

Aosta and surroundings


Monte Rosa

Central Valley

Municipalities crossed
Municipalities crossed