Walking in the Aosta Valley

Walks and scrambles in the shadows of Mont Blanc, the Matterhorn and Monte Rosa

By Andy Hodges

Guidebook to walking in the Aosta valley, a stunning, autonomous region in the Italian Alps. Describes 32 scenic routes (ranging from 4 to 20km) within both the main valley and those to the north, including the Lys valley, Valpelline, Valtournenche and Grand St Bernard. Also provides info on the via ferrata and trail running options in the region.

Seasons

Best for walking from mid-June to the end of September, when snow has melted and mountain huts and restaurants are open.

Centres

Zermatt, Täsch, Saas-Fee, Saas-Grund, Saas-Almagell, Grächen, Visp.

Difficulty

Includes a range of routes, from easy walks of 1-2hrs to full-day challenging outings in mountain terrain. Mainly mountain walking on good paths.

Must See

Zermatt, Saas-Fee, Matterhorn, Monte Rosa, Gornergrat, Schwarzsee, Täsch, Randa, Findeln, Five Lakes Walk, Mettelhorn, Mischabel Hut, Monte Rosa Hut, Zmutt, Monte Moro, Britannia Hut.
ISBN
9781786310156
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Published
12 May 2022
Edition
First
Pages
224
Size
17.2 x 11.6 x 1.4cm
Weight
260g
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Hodges Andy

Andy Hodges

Andy was born and bred in Northern England; with the Lake District and Snowdonia nearby. It wasn't long before he was exploring the summits and crags with skills learned from his time in the Scouts. Since discovering the joys of the Alps with a Cicerone guidebook in 1999, Andy and his wife Sue have explored much of the Western Alps, walking, running, cycling, ski touring or snowshoeing. Andy has been a volunteer member of the Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team, Tavistock for 25 years, and has recently completed the in-depth training and assessments to become a qualified International Mountain Leader. He enjoys working with young people in the outdoors and has trained teams for the gruelling Ten Tors Challenge on Dartmoor as well as founding Junior Ten Tors in 1994.

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