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16 -December -2017 - 06:26

Rafting And Trekking

The perfect combination to satisfy nature lovers.

Spring and summer are the best times for hiking at high altitudes, as long days prevail with generally stable conditions.
In addition to rafting, there are pleasant and easy walks (for a couple of hours or full day) that you can enjoy while in Morgex and its nearby areas. The cost is zero and the reward is unlimited.
Easily accessible trails will put you in places of outstanding, unspoilt beauty, where fatigue vanishes before the charm of the scenery.
The proposed hikes are easy, however, since the paths are in the mountains, it is important to consider your  fitness ability, the adequacy of your equipment and the weather conditions.

Arpy Walk To The Lake (2063 M).

Departure: MORGEX: Colle San Carlo (1971 mt.)
Arrival: Arpy Lake (2063 mt.)
Gradient: 92 m
Duration: 45 minutes
Description of route: Arrive by car in Colle San Carlo. From here walk in front of Hotel Genzianella and follow trail marked 15, of moderate gradient, within a beautiful forest of mixed foliage, to reach the Lake Arpy.
Tips: Bring a picnic to enjoy on the shores of the lake and relax in the sunshine and beautiful natural surroundings. Also walk to the viewpoint for more stunning scenery.

Walk To The Belvedere:

Arrive by car in Colle San Carlo, from the rear of the Hotel Genzianella is access to a short walk suitable for all. This will take you to the lookout near the Tête d'Arpy, displaying stunning views of Mont Blanc and Valdigne. For those more enthusiastic, this short route (about 25 minutes each way)  can complement the excursion on Lake Arpy.

Walk To The Tower And The Vineyards

Departure: Villair Village (Morgex) car park end of the village near the bridge over the stream Colombaz. (992 meters)
Arrival: maximum (1,256 m).
Duration: 2 hours
Description of route:
Cross the bridge, climb the wide mule track until Rû Colombaz. Leave the channel immediately going left. Traverse down the road, cutting off the, hairpin bend to the village of Chateau located in the shadow of the tower Châtelard. Turn right between the houses and up slightly to a path that runs to the foot of a small rock climbing area. Take the first fork to left towards a dirt road that goes as far as the first bend. Here leave the track and go straight to the hillside to a path among the vineyards. The channel reaches Colombaz. Turn right and go down again to reach the bridge and parking.
Tips:  The regional vineyards of the prestigious name "Blanc de Morgex et de La Salle DOC  may also be of interest.

Walk In The Val Ferret (Courmayeur)

Marvel at the beauty base of Mont Blanc has to offer
Departure: Village of Planpincieux (Val Ferret) (1,588 m).
Arrival: Arrival (1640 mt.)
Duration way: 1h 15min 
Description of route:
An easy path to the valley of Val Ferret, which runs along some interesting wetlands at the foot of Mont Blanc between schools and local Grades Jorasses.
From Planpincieux follow the footpath of the paved road up to Praz-Sec-d'en-bas. Here, cross the bridge over the river and turn left, continuing along the flat path. Continue climbing until Lavachey where  you will reach the paved road. From the bridge follow the road to Fréboudze on the right bank, back to the stream, which is crossed on a bridge, and again to return to Lavachey. 
The details of the trip: Val Ferret valley is rich in wetlands that have a wide variety of environments, with wet meadows crisscrossed by meandering channels.

Reach The Shelters

Alpine hut Maison Vieille Maison Vieille
Category: Mountain
Address: Loc Col Chécrouit
Location: COURMAYEUR
Phone: 337.230979
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Website: http://www.maisonvieille.com
Phone closure periods: 328.0584157
Altitude: 1,956 meters.

Refuge Bertone
Address: Loc Pré Mount Saxe
Location: COURMAYEUR
Phone: 348.0056203
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Website: http://www.rifugiobertone.com
Phone closure periods: 0165.844612
Altitude: 2,000 meters.

Elena mountain hut
Category: Mountain
Address: Pré de Bard, 1 - Val Ferret
Location: COURMAYEUR
Phone: 0165.844688
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Website: http://www.rifugioelena.it
Phone closure periods: 0165.861127
Altitude: 2,062 meters.

Walter Bonatti Refuge Alpine - Courmayeur
Category: Mountain
Address: Loc Malatra - Val Ferret
Location: COURMAYEUR
Phone: 0165.869055
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Website: http://www.rifugiobonatti.it
Phone closure periods: 335.6848578
Altitude: 2,025 meters. 
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