Lessert - Col de Crête-Sèche


  • Difficulties:
    E - Excursionist
  • Periodo consigliato:
    dal 01/07 to 30/09
  • Departure:
    Lessert (1618 mt.)
  • Arrival:
    Col de Crête-Sèche (2898 mt.)
  • Difference in level:
    1.322 m
  • length:
    6.417 m
  • Duration going there:
  • Trail sign:
  • GPS tracks:
    GPX , KML

Situated in a closed amphitheatre of the Aroletta and Mont de Crête- Sèche range, the refuge is on the path that leads to Col de Crête-Sèche. This was one of the itineraries taken by the cigarette smugglers until the middle of the last century. The pass connects Alta Valpelline with Switzerland.

Description of the route

From Rû, in the municipality of Bionaz, take route 2 which goes along and intersects several sections of the dirt road, and leads to the alps of Primo and Berrier. Just before reaching this pasture, where the route goes back onto the private road at about 200 m from the houses, take the same route (2) on the left and go up to the Crête-Sèche refuge. From here, continue into the valley to Plan de la Sabla, then cross stone ground to reach the hill by the same name.

Excursion itinerary as far as Plan de La Sabla.
Itinerary for expert hikers from Plan de La Sabla to the hill.

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