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Trekking among the Castles of the Aosta Valley

Aosta Valley Italy Italy
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Trekking among the Castles of the Aosta Valley

from € 305

per person
Aosta Valley
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Aosta Valley – Italy
3 days/2 nights


In short

  • theme: Trekking
  • destination: Italy / Aosta Valley
  • duration: 3 days
  • 3 days of trekking with a hiking guide
  • hotel / farmhouse overnight stays
  • luggage transport
  • private transfers
  • cultural excursions and tastings
  • minimum age required:  14 years old
  • trip confirmed with minimum: 6 participants

 

Departure dates 2020 *

April 24th
June 12th
September 18th
October 9th


Departure dates 2021 *

April 23rd
June 11th
September 17th
October 8th

* other dates can be provided, on request, for groups of minimum 6 people

  • Departure
    Aosta
  • Departure Time
    10 am
  • Return Time
    4 pm
  • Dress Code
    VATREK05
1

1st day - Nus/Saint Vincent (17 km)

Free arrival in the Aosta Valley early in the morning. Meeting with the guide in Aosta (at 10am), transfer by private vehicle to Nus.
First stop: altitude difference uphill 50 m – Walking time: 4 hours
Packed lunch. Dinner and overnight

A striking path through villages, woods and vineyards, begins with a visit to the Pilate Castle in Nus to continue with that of Fénis, a splendid example of medieval architecture. Of interest, a visit to the Aosta Valley Craft Museum (M.A.V). We continue our journey along the Dora Baltea to enter the small village of Chambave, where an excellent and renowned “Passito” wine comes to life. On the way also the castle of Cly, to get to Saint Vincent.

2

2nd day - Saint Vincent / Verrès (km 18)

Second stop: difference in height downhill: 200 m – uphill 240 m – Walking time: 5.00 hours
Packed lunch. Dinner and overnight

The journey continues along the Roman road of the Gauls, where the evocative ruins of the Castle of Saint Germain and Chenal will frame our journey to reach Verrès. Here, in addition to the castle of the same name, there is the Prevostura di Saint-Gilles dating back to the 10th century. with its chapel, one of the few examples of the Gothic style in the Aosta Valley. In the immediate vicinity, the magnificent Castello di Issogne, of particular interest are the frescoes, the decorated coffered ceilings, the pomegranate fountain.

3

3rd day - Vérres / Pont St. Martin (17 km)

Third stop: difference in height downhill / uphill: 50 m – Walking time: 4.30 h
Transfer by private vehicle to Aosta

From Verrès to Pont Saint Martin the route becomes even more gluttonous for cultural ideas. In Arnad the Romanesque church of San Martino and the exterior of the Valleise castle are worth a visit, to continue and cross the characteristic village of Bard with its imposing Fort, a wonderful example of military architecture. Today completely renovated, it houses the “Museum of the Alps” visited by hundreds of thousands of people every year.

We continue the journey, towards Donnas where we meet a perfectly preserved stretch of the Roman road, to reach Pont-Saint-Martin, where there is a monumental Roman bridge, unique in size and state of conservation, here our trekking ends.

Price per person € 305
single room supplement from € 60
extra night in hotel from € 45

 

The price includes

  • 2 nights with breakfast in a 2/3 * hotel or farmhouse
  • 2 half-board with pilgrim’s menu (3 courses – excluding drinks)
  • guide service during trekking and excursions in the area
  • private transfers 1st and 3rd day
  • tasting of typical products
  • luggage transport
  • medical/baggage insurance

 

The price does not include:

  • drinks with meals unless otherwise indicated
  • packed lunches
  • entrance to castles and monuments in general, unless otherwise indicated
  • anything not specified in ‘The fee includes’
  • city tax
  • trip cancellation insurance

Administration fees: € 20

This type of trekking is a suggestion that is “built” day by day. The duration indicated for each individual stop is purely indicative, it depends both on the physical conditions of the participants but also on their own interests, for example initially unforeseen stops in relation to particular interests. The trip aims to make you “taste” as much as possible every aspect of our beautiful territory.

Difficulty: intermediate with easy-to-follow paths with medium slopes, however, discreet physical preparation is required.

Minimum age required: 14 years old: in relation to physical preparation, even younger children may be admitted.

Number of participants: the trip is confirmed with the participation of at least 6 people. In case of a number of participants less than 6, the trip can be confirmed with the payment of a possible supplement.

Clothing: technical clothing is not required, it is sufficient, but necessary, to be equipped with: hiking boots, shorts and T-shirt, sweater or fleece, light windbreaker, sunglasses, backpack hat, water bottle, sunscreen. However, all information will be provided with travel documents. We suggest you bring your camera.

Baggage: the organization provides for the transfer of luggage during the trekking

Guides: Benetour works exclusively with professional nature / excursion guides.

Group of friends: at the request of pre-established groups, other departure dates or itineraries varying in type and duration can be provided.

N.B. For technical and / or organizational reasons, the planned itinerary may undergo changes both before departure and during the journey, without however altering the essence of the booked trip.