Arp du Bois
Difficulties:E - Excursionist
from 01/01 to 31/03
Departure:SAINT-RHEMY-EN-BOSSES: parcheggio Crévacol (1659 m)
Arrival:Arp du Bois (2056 m)
Difference in level:397 m
Duration coming back:1h15
How to get there
Aosta Est motorway exit. Take the road towards the Great St Bernard as far as the junction for Crévacol. Turn right and go downhill towards the ski-resort car parks: leave your car at the end of the parking area.
This walk to the Arp du Bois takes hikers on a charming tour round the high Coumba Freida: you cannot miss the wonderful panoramic views over the Créton de Midi.
Description of the route
Follow the directions for the Col Serena, making your way along an almost flat stretch of track which passes under the viaduct of the Great St. Bernard tunnel. Cross the Torrent de la Belle Combe and walk along the side of a few Alpine pastures before entering a small larch tree wood near the torrent. You emerge into a beautiful clearing and then continue walking along the side of the torrent, and further on you turn left and continue on as far as the Chapel of Saint-Michel. Veer to the left and make your way towards the Eteley Alpine pasture, and then continue on, following the track that climbs up along the ridge with a number of hairpin bends. As the path gradually continues its climb, the steepness of the ridge diminishes until you come to the Alpine pastures of Arp du Bois Desot. Make your way past the houses on the left and continue a short climb until you meet the farm track once more: turn right and go round a short relief. You go past the Alpine pastures of Arp du Bois du Meiten and finally you climb steeply uphill around a couple of wide bends and take a beautiful diagonal path to reach the Alpine pastures of Arp du Bois Damon.