Description of the route
Altitude: 2,906 m
Emplacement: Colle di Fort
Sleeping places: 12
Open: always open
Trail sign: yes
Ascent: 5h from Torgnon
Coordinates UTM-WGS84: EAST 388293
Coordinates UTM-WGS84: NORTH 5081652
The bivouac was built in 1974 to the memory of the mountaineer Renzo Rivolta.
Leave the car in Chantorné at the arrival point of Torgnon cable-car then take the dirt road that leads to the dam in Cignana. When you get to Châtelard Damon, continue on the same private road that joins itinerary 105 at this point. This takes you to Brusoney, at which point you take itinerary 1 on the left which leads to Piano di Lodetor. Follow the private road (no.1), and leave it on the left to take the path that leads to the ruins of Hospice de Chavacour. At the crossroad near the ruins, take itinerary 5 on the right, which soon leads you to Alp Château. Cross this road and continue along itinerary 5 until you come back to the dirt road. After a few metres you come to a crossroads, where you take the left-hand branch, which follows the path (still no. 5) and reaches Alp Grand-Drayères, visible from afar, owing to its characteristic vault shape, then goes on to the Rivolta bivouac.
The last section of the path is very demanding.
Equipment: matresses, pillows, blankets, gas stove, radio.
During July and August, it’s possible to reserve the shuttle bus until Lodetor with departure from Frutaz place at 8 am and at 1 pm and coming back from Lodetor at 2 pm and at 7.30 pm
Price € 5 one way, € 8 round trip ( minimum 6 people.)
Reservations needed a day in advance at the tourist office – info ph. +39 0166 540433