Anello Ferraro / Verra
Difficulties:E - Excursionist
January - March
Departure:AYAS: Saint-Jacques (1690 m)
Arrival:Rifugio Ferraro (2066 m)
Difference in level:429 m
Duration coming back:0h45
How to get there
Verrès highway exit. Take Valle d’Ayas SR45 to Saint-Jacques where you can leave your car in the center of town.
Round route that lets you discover the land and towns of the upper Val d’Ayas.
Description of the route
Take the paved road from the parking lot to Blanchard: cross the bridge over the Evançon stream and put on your snow shoes.
Climb the summer path to Piani di Verra, quickly entering the larch woods. Follow the series of curves upward to the fork for the small village of Fiéry: turn left for a small visit and then back-track continuing to the right to enter the plain where there are some buildings. Walk around the buildings and cross the bends in the woods, exiting at the edge of the lower Pian di Verra.
Cross the small bridge over the Verra stream as soon as you enter the Verra plain. After crossing the stream, keep to the left side of the valley. Cross the descending slope until you find the sign that indicates the fork for the Ferraro Refuge. Turn left and start to climb the woods crossing the Palon de Résy peaks. After a short climb, exit the woods and head East towards the village of Resy where you will find the Ferraro Refuge (2066 m).
From the refuge, take the summer path that leads to Saint-Jacques: the descent is rather steep and leads around some isolated houses to the starting point.