Along the Grand Ru


  • Difficulties:
    E - Excursionist
  • Best period:
    from 01/12 to 31/03
  • Departure:
    Chanavey (1686 m)
  • Arrival:
    Grand Ru (1857 m)
  • Difference in level:
    170 m

How to get there

From the motorway exit Aost ovest take the national road SR24 to the Chanavey village .

Easy walk in the bottom of the Rhêmes valley, among larch and spruce woods and along the irrigation canal of the “Grand Ru”.

Description of the route

After leaving the car in Chanavey , in front of the Gran Paradiso National Park Visitors Centre, cross the bridge and continue for a few meters. The path starts on the right along the river. The itinerary develops along the orographic left of the course of the Dora river until it reaches the hamlet of Bruil. After a few hundred meters the route climbs along the Alta Via n. 2 and reaches the irrigation canal, the so called Grand Ru. Turning left the track is flat and winds through the wood until it reaches the locality Bruil and the same track that leads back to Chanavey.


Tourist Areas
Tourist Areas

Mont Blanc

Gran Paradiso

Great Saint Bernard

Aosta and surroundings


Monte Rosa

Central Valley


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