Gressoney-Saint-Jean - Gressoney-La-Trinité - the Walser villages


  • Difficulties:
    E - Excursionist
  • Best period:
    June - October
  • Departure:
    Gressoney-Saint-Jean (1386 m)
  • Arrival:
    Gressoney-La-Trinité (1624 m)
  • Difference in level:
    244 m
  • length:
    6 245 m
  • Ascent:
  • Duration coming back:
  • Trail sign:
  • GPS tracks:
    GPX , KML

Easy itinerary on the valley floor that connects the villages of Gressoney-Saint-Jean and Gressoney-La-Trinité passing through some of the most beautiful Walser hamlets of the Lys Valley. A simple and interesting route for those who want to discover the history of the Walser community and its architecture, as well as admire the landscape.

Description of the route

From the car park in front of the tourist office of Gressoney-Saint-Jean, cross the Lys river and take the wide mule track on the left just after the bridge. Follow it for about 1.5 km along the stream until a hydroelectric power plant near another bridge. Do not cross it but follow the signs for path no. 14 and 15 and continue northwards on a grassy slope until you reach the hamlet of Rong. At this point the path continues among pastures and woods until the village of Òndrò Biela, then reaches the beautiful hamlet of Norvesch, with remarkable historical buildings and a stone bridge dating back to 1540. From there, follow the path on the orographic left through the meadows until reaching in a few minutes Òndrò Eckò, another very interesting example of local architecture consisting of a chapel and some buildings built around a well. Climb up towards the houses of Ôbrò Eckò and continue on a flat dirt road until you reach Léschelbalmò. Staying always on the right side of the stream, walk among pastures in the direction of Gressoney-La-Trinité and, once you reach the first houses, take the first route on the left, cross the regional road and take the first bridge over the Lys stream. Following the road in front of you, you will reach the parish church and Tache square, the heart of the village and the seat of the Tourist Office as well as the Walser Museum, which is a must-see.


Tourist Areas
Tourist Areas

Mont Blanc

Gran Paradiso

Great Saint Bernard

Aosta and surroundings


Monte Rosa

Central Valley


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Gressoney Saint Jean

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Gressoney La Trinité

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