Vétan-Dessus - Alpe Grandes Arpilles


  • Difficulties:
    E - Excursionist
  • Best period:
    May - October
  • Departure:
    Vétan Dessus (1763 m)
  • Arrival:
    Alpe Grandes Arpilles (2134 m)
  • Difference in level:
    370 m
  • length:
    3590 m
  • Ascent:
  • Trail sign:
  • GPS tracks:
    GPX , KML

A panorama on Gran Paradiso National Park valleys, on Aosta plain and on Valgrisenche valley.

Description of the route

The itinerary follows entirely the gravel road that starts on the left just before Vétan-Dessus hamlet (the first 200 m are on paved road).
You can leave the car in the small parking lot, 50 metres before the fork.
The walk reaches Chatalanaz mountain pastures, goes up north and turns left after the first fork. From here go up along several hairpin bends until Alpe Grandes Arpilles mountain pastures.
To shorten the itinerary, you can start from the big shaded dirt parking lot at the top of Vétan-Dessus hamlet taking the path n.13 near the hotel. This route crosses the wood, goes on the right towards Mont Fallère mountain hut and then reaches the gravel road.
The itinerary is used also by bikers that want to reach Mont Fallère mountain hut with some variations that make the itinerary less steep but a litte bit longer.


Tourist Areas
Tourist Areas

Mont Blanc

Gran Paradiso

Great Saint Bernard

Aosta and surroundings


Monte Rosa

Central Valley

Tourist offer
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