Donnas - Sassa

Donnas, Lillianes, Perloz

  • Alta Via no. 1
    Stage 1
  • Departure:
    Donnas (330 m)
  • Arrival:
    Sassa (1430 m)
  • Difference in level:
    +1498 m -434 m
  • Ascent:
  • Duration coming back:
  • Trail sign:
    alta via 1
  • GPS tracks:
    GPX , KML

Description of the route

From the historic neighbourhood of the municipality of Donnas, go uphill along the vineyard area until you reach Rovarey.
From here, continue along the fairly steep path through the woods to Bondon.
The route continues up and down around the mountain, with the local road alternating with stretches of dirt-track road or path, until you come to Place.
The route now continues in the municipality of Perloz to the sanctuary of the Madonna della Guardia, from where it moves on at altitude through Bamp to the main village in the municipality.
Once you leave the village, the route goes down and crosses the Lys Valley to the Moretta bridge, built in 1710 and the setting for numerous legends.
It then goes back upwards to Tour d’Héréraz, where it crosses the regional road before reaching Remondin.
From here the route begins to climb up; from Vers Foillé, continue along stretches of dirt track alternating with stretches of path, until you come to the canal bridge across the Giassit torrent; cross it and continue along the flat to Salé.From here, go up the steep mule-track on the right to the Chapel of Santa Margherita. From here the path decreases the slope and after a long diagonal, between meadows, pastures, and woods, arrives in the vicinity of Sassa where you will find the stopover l’ Etoile du Berger.


Tourist Areas
Tourist Areas

Mont Blanc

Gran Paradiso

Great Saint Bernard

Aosta and surroundings


Monte Rosa

Central Valley

Tourist offer
Tourist offer