Description of the route

The route leaves from Stafal in the municipality of Gressoney-La-Trinité, first running alongside the Lys stream on the orographic right, then it turns left going uphill along a farm track which crosses a sparse larch wood and takes you to the Treje clearing. The path continues gently uphill and cuts across a ski-slope, leading you to the splendid S. Anna plateau. the route does not enter the flat area, although the Chapel of S. Anna, built in 1726 on the site of a pre-existing emergency refuge for travellers coming up the Col Bettaforca, is well worth a visit. OIn the back ground behind the chapel you can see some peaks from the Rosa group, the Corno Bianco massif and the deep furrow of the Val Gressoney.
Once past the flat area of S. Anna, the path becomes steeper and reaches the refreshment point of Sitte (2297 m a.s.l.) and then enters the Bettaforca valley until it comes to the pass with the same name.