Cunéy mountain hut - Oyace

Nus, Oyace, Quart

  • Alta Via no. 1
    Stage 11
  • Departure:
    Cunéy mountain hut (2.652 m)
  • Arrival:
    Oyace (1397 m)
  • Difference in level:
    +498 m -1697 m
  • Ascent:
    5h15
  • Duration coming back:
    6h35
  • Trail sign:
    alta via 1
  • GPS tracks:
    GPX , KML

Stage interrupted at Alpe Bétendaz. See the alternative route map.


Description of the route

From Cunéy mountain hut the route descends for a short distance across several ridges, then heads to the right, skirting the base of a rocky area before rising slightly to a grassy plain.
After a short climb to the right it reaches Col Chaleby.
From here, the path descends the steep slope to a basin, where there are the remains of a mountain chalet, and then climbs sharply, crossing a rocky stretch to reach Rosaire-Clermont bivouac.
Climbing up the steep rocky slope, you reach Col de Vessonaz.
The descent, at first, passes steeply through rock debris, after which, keeping to the right under a modest rocky buttress, you reach the summer pastures of Arp Damon.
The route continues on to the right into a small rocky valley, at the end of which there is a conifer wood, leading to the vast grassy plain of the summer pastures of Arp Vieille.
From here the path crosses the plain, enters a wood and descends until it reaches a clearing.Past the Betenda bridge over Buthier creek, the trail goes up and through the woods to Betenda alp, it reaches the Tour d’Oyace bifurcation, then it goes down by the town of Oyace (Tornalla), it is possible to stay overnight in a dorm. It is also possible to get on either by bus or on foot for about 20 ‘towards Bionaz, where there are other accommodation facilities.

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Aosta
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Tourist Areas
Tourist Areas

Mont Blanc

Gran Paradiso

Great Saint Bernard

Aosta and surroundings

Matterhorn

Monte Rosa

Central Valley

Tourist offer
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