Difficulties:E - Excursionist
from 01/02 to 30/04
Departure:DOUES: Strada per Plan Dèbat (1595 m)
Arrival:Rifugio Champillon (2345 m)
Difference in level:1221
Duration coming back:2h00
How to get there
Aosta Est highway exit. Follow the signs for Gran San Bernardo until Variney and turn right for Valpelline. Continue until Rhins: turn left to Doues. After the town, follow the signs for Plan Debat: leave your car just above Châtelair.
A beautiful scenic hike to the new Champillon refuge dedicated to Adolfo Letey.
Description of the route
Walk along the road following the bends that lead to Pointier: just beyond you’ll find the start of path 8 on your right. Take the path entering the fir woods to another mountain pasture and then turn onto the road that leads right for several hundred meters to another path. Climb the snow-covered Plan Taredaz field to the Vorbé holiday farm. Here return to the snow-covered road and take the wide turn to the left to the foot of the Novella chalet: turn right and climb the snowy slope to the road near Parc. Continue on the road that follows the left curve of the ledge to Plan Débat and, just beyond, the Nôtre Dame de la Neige cross.
Leave the road turning left to climb the beautiful snow-covered slope, keeping the watershed on your right until you reach Tsa de Champillon. The end is in sight. Climb the gentle ridge until you finally reach the Champillon Refuge.