OverviewPunta di Bioula is the highest mountain in northside of the ridge dividing Valsavarenche from Val di Rhêmes. Due to this strategic position, very great sightseen on ALL major Val d'Aosta Mountains (M. Blanc, Gr. Combin, Matterhorn, Rosa, Grivola and Gran Paradiso ... and many others) is offered. This wild summit is located in the heart of Gran Paradiso National park. Very few people climb it, because it take 6 hours (at least) to climb and 4 hours and half to descent. Other difficulties is the footpath, sometimes hidden in the big stonefield or covered form the grass. Great possibilites to meet wild animals of the Park. Only for expert and well trained hikers. Very long route!
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Getting ThereFrom Turin or Milan. Motorway A5. Get out at "Aosta Ovest". Follow Courmayeur direction. Once arrived in Villeneuve, turn for Introd. 2 km after Introd village, turn left for Valsavarenche. Park the car in Degioz: no tickets required. Water. Walk toward Vers Le Bois, crossing a paved bridge. From Martigny, Switzerland (Tunnel or Grand St. Bernard Pass) Follow Aosta direction, then Courmayeur. Arrived in Villeneuve, as previously described. From Chamonix (Tunnel Mont Blanc) or Bourg St. Maurice (Petit St. Bernard Pass), France. Follow Aosta direction. Before arriving in Villeneuve, turn right for Introd, then same as previous indications.
Red TapeAll this trek is inside Gran Paradiso National Parks. Campings (only over 2.500 mt for emergency reason is allowed, until dawn) and dogs are strictly forbidden. Other permits are not required.
When To ClimbFrom July 'til September (in dry years even half October is good for).
CampingNo possibilities. Forbidden (only for emergency reason, over 2.500 mt., from sunset until dawn): beware of very big fine! No huts, no shelters, nothing at all ...