The Excursion Guides offer you cultural trekking among the most beautiful medieval castles in the Val d’Ayas. An itinerary that will allow you to immerse yourself completely in the purest nature of the paths of the valley and lose yourself in the ruins, stories and tales of a past period. Easy routes, without technical difficulties, but which still require a moderate training in the mountains. The routes may be subject to changes due to weather or physical conditions of the participants.
On the evening of arrival: welcome and presentation of the hiking guide.
- 1st day: Challand Saint Victor 744 m. visit to the medieval Dairy of Villa, ascent to the ruins of the Castle of Villa, panoramic point on the valley – visit to the reserve of the lake of Villa – along the path of Challand Art to the Col d’Arlaz 1190 m. – return along the Ru d’Arlaz to Challand Saint Anselme or Saint Victor. Difference in altitude + 446 m km 8 / 9.5 approximately. 9.00 / 16.00
- 2nd day: Graines, where time has stopped.
Transfer to Arcesaz 1132 m, ascent and visit to Graines Castle, continuation to Graines Village 1396 m, visit to the ethnographic museum and old school – Fenilliaz Village 1647 m – descent along the miners’ path, possible visit to the Chamusira mines (if open) – Brusson m. 1367 Difference in altitude + 515 m. about 5.50 km. 9.00 / 16.00
- Day 3: Along the Ru Cortaud, a miracle of medieval acrobatic engineering, in front of Monte Rosa.
Transfer to the Col di Joux 1639 m. Along the panoramic Rue Cortaud to Barmasc 1900 m. descent to Antagnod and visit one of the most beautiful villages in the world. Difference in altitude + 261 m. about 9.50 km. 9.00 / 16.30
Cost € 200 + VAT per day. Any costs for transfers (if not agreed with the Hotel), lunch in a refuge or packed lunch, visit to the mine, will be borne by the participants.
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