Col du Joux and Extrapiéraz - Path Squirrel
Difficulties:E - Excursionist
from 01/01 to 30/04
Departure:Brusson, Lake parking (1338 m)
Arrival:Extrapiéraz (1390 m)
Difference in level:360 m
How to get there
From the Verrès motorway exit, take the road to valle d’Ayas (SR45) for about 17 km to Brusson. Once there go straight until the artificial lake, visible on the left site, and its parking lot, starting point of the excursion.
Description of the route
This great historical and naturalistic interest route start from the car parks of Brusson Lake. After crossing the wooden bridge, walk the first 300 m, reach the village of Creste, crossing centuries-old conifer woods up to the Napoleon fountain, where the legend tells that the leader stopped to rest. From here reach Col de Joux and follow the Ru Courtod northwards and go down to Extrapiéraz.