Valtournenche - Barmasse mountain hut


  • Alta Via no. 1
    Stage 9
  • Departure:
    Valtournenche (1520 m)
  • Arrival:
    Barmasse mountain hut (2157 m)
  • Difference in level:
    +682 m -25 m
  • Ascent:
  • Duration coming back:
  • Trail sign:
    alta via 1
  • GPS tracks:
    GPX , KML

Description of the route

From the church of Valtournenche, continue along the regional road, then follow the road that leads to the cemetery and reach a dirt parking.
Here, take the path through the meadows which climbs steeply.
After a long diagonal stretch, it leads to several hydro-electrical constructions.
The trail then reaches the summer pastures of Falegnon and continues across a slope into a valley until it reaches the artificial dam at Tsignanaz.
From here, continue along the path that takes left, downstream from the wall of the dam, and go past the back of the house at the hydroelectric plant, then continue along a brief stretch of dirt road and, just after the bend, take the path on the left that leads straight to the Barmasse mountain hut.


Tourist Areas
Tourist Areas

Mont Blanc

Gran Paradiso

Great Saint Bernard

Aosta and surroundings


Monte Rosa

Central Valley

Tourist offer
Tourist offer