The lakes and the Ruitor Waterfalls

La Thuile

  • Departure:
    the hamlet of Villard dessous, località Pierre Carré and (1.486 m)
  • Arrival:
    maximum (2.520 m)
  • Ascent:
    6h15
  • Duration coming back:
    6h15

A long circular trail which includes numerous interesting landscape and natural features, including woods, waterfalls, the glacier and the lakes.


Description of the route

At Villaret Dessous take the road, that has tarmac at the beginning and is then un-made, until you reach Foillex Damon. Here you take the path that turns off near the mountain chalets and goes uphill until you reach the Plan Praz plateau; climb the mountainside until you reach a height of 2111 m, where the path divides: to the left it goes to Col de la Croix, to the right to the Deffeyes refuge. When you reach 2520 m follow the path downhill which has a section equipped with a fixed rope and leads to a footpath that rises up to LaJoux. For the return journey follow the path which leads to the waterfalls. Go to the orographic left when you are at La Joux. From here you follow the tarmac road to the first hairpin bend, where a footpath turns off which you follow as far as a bridge over the stream in Promise. Instead of crossing the stream here,you follow the un-made road that leads to another bridge and then to Villaret dessous. Details of the excursion: - THE WATERFALLS You will certainly appreciate the series of waterfalls along the Ruitor stream, an unusual phenomenon in Val d'Aosta.
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Aosta
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