Difficulties:E - Excursionist
from 01/01 to 31/03
Departure:Col de Saint-Pantaléon - Torgnon (1645 mt.)
Arrival:Saint-Evence (1667 mt.)
Difference in level:124 mt.
Duration going there:1h00
Duration coming back:1h00
How to get there
Châtillon motorway exit. Turn right towards Breuil Cervinia – Valtournenche. Continue on towards Aosta and turn right for Valtournenche. At Antey-Saint-André, you turn left towards Torgnon. At Torgnon turn left towards Colle San Pantaleone.
Beautiful, easy walk, without excessive change in altitude.
Description of the route
Go down along the regional road until you reach a signpost on the left, which indicates you should turn left: you continue downhill a short way until you reach the Chapel of Saint-Pantaléon. You go past the chapel and continue onwards, entering a beautiful pinewood with some stunning panoramic views towards the Matterhorn, Valtournenche, the Emilius group and the underlying plateaus. The pathway proceeds through a fir wood where the sunlight plays light and dark games on the snow; you continue along the track of a wide path which leads across a wooded ridge-divide between Valtournenche and the plateaus of Saint-Denis and Verrayes. Our gentle walk continues onwards following the continually undulating pathway. After about 20 minutes you come to a left-hand turning in the middle of the wood, which leads to Sez de Creuvö: you climb up through the woods for about 100 metres and come across a peculiar, hollowed-out stone.
Returning to the main route, you will find a number of benches along the pathway where you can sit and enjoy some remarkably beautiful views over the central valley. Finally you reach the level clearing where the characteristic Chapel stands.