From the Gran Paradiso, only peak in Aosta Valley completely Italian above 4000 metres, the ridge dividing the Piedmont turns to the Southwest with the summits of Becca Moncorvé, Tresenta, Ciarforon, Becca Monciair and Denti (Jags) of Broglio also Breuil, then falls above the Grand Etret Pass, large glacial window between Pont Valsavarenche and Pont Canavese, and rises again to Mare Percia and the adjacent Point Fourà. From this a long buttress divides the Walloon of Seyva from Nivolé(t) Tableland, the plateau largest in Europe with its eleven Kilometers of grasslands, to finish the eponymous hill near the Refuges Savoia and Chivasso. Here comes Ceresole Reale from a paved road that would have to reach inside the Pont Savara P.N.G.P., but was interrupted and there remain only the dismal track to deface the environment. They say that the inhabitants of this area are all from Pont Canavese, through these hills and vallons. In fact they are a bit special in Aosta Valley ...
VALLEYS & VALLONS
In order to deploy clockwise into Valsavarenche from "Granpa" towards Northern, Southwestern & North-northwestern watersheds
"From Arollay Cross towards Nivolé Tableland" in Valsavarenche",
Valsavarenche Valley & surroundings
Maisoncle Vallon: from the alternative before Rovenaud (1462m), Cabine P.N.G.P. near Maisoncle (1861m) to Charbonnière Pass (2916m).
from Valsavarenche-Dégioz, Bocconere near Cabine P.N.G.P. (2104m), Bocconere Upper (2276m) to Belleface Hill (3095m).
Leviona(z) Vallon: 1)-
from Dégioz-Nex (1665m) road, Low Leviona(z) near Cabin P.N.G.P. (2285m), Middle and Upper Leviona (2646m) Alps to 2)-
Lauson or Loson also Lozon Hill (3296m); 3)-
to Western and Eastern Grand Neyron (3252m) Passes, small paths-traces on moraines; 4)-
from this last in East on Montayndainé Vallon
to Bivouac Renzo and Sebastiano Sberna (3401m), through moraines on Herbetet West Crest.
from Upper Levionaz Alp in East to Leviona also Enfer Pass (3323m), through traces on moraines near Leviona Northern Torrent.
from Upper Alp in Southeast to Grand Serra or Sertz Pass (3368m), through traces on moraine along Souhtern Leviona Torrent.
from parking near Low Praviou (1829m), Lavassey Pastures (2194m) to 1)-
Montandayné Alp (2463m) Passage du Grand Neyron, traces on moraine; 2)-
Refuge Federico and Renato Chabod (2710m) with crossing to South at Refuges Vittorio Emanuele II° (2734m), good path.
"On the wide Laveciaù Vallon, between Ciarforon/Becca of Monciair",
by Enzo Catani
Laveciàu Vallon: from bridge nearby camping-parking Pont-Breuil (1994m), Chanté Alp (2372m) to V. Emanuele two Refuges, muletrack. From these to 1)-
Grand Paradis Pass (3335m); 2)-
Montcorvé Pass (3299m); 3)-
Ciarforon Pass (3317m), through traces on moraines, glaciers.
from Pont-Breuil to Dzé Alp (2424m), unnamed lake 2830 metres to Ciarforon or Monciair Pass (3298m), moraines, glacier.
from camping in West of Savara Torrent to Grand Etret Pasture (2178m), Glacier, Western, Eastern Passes (3172m, 3139m).
Grand Collet Vallon:
from alternative near alp (1991m) before to South to Seyvaz Alp (2364m), after in Southwest to Gran Collet Hill (2832m).
Nivolé Tableland: 1)-
from Pont-camping to la Roley Cross (2313m), Nivolé Tableland and Alp (2407m), Refuges Savoia (2610m) and Chivasso (2600m) nearby Nivolé Lochs, Hill (2600/12m). From two Refuges in Northwest Basei Hill (3160m), with path; from this 2)-
in South Basei Point (3383m), through easy North Crest and small rocky castle in final part (I°+/II°-; exposed to South and delicate with snow; rope required). 3)-
in North on edge Nivoletta(z) Pass (3130m) and possibility of easy traverse to Nivolettaz South and North Points (3163m, 3209m), Little and Great Vaudala (3250m, 3272m), Rosset Point and Hill, Leynir South and North Points (3100m, 3023m, 3225m, 3238m) and return to Southeast amongst various Chavaney, Rosset, Leità Lakes (2846m, 2703m, 2701m) on splendid Rosset Tableland. Beautiful ridge hike for experienced hikers (EE/A).
"At the beginning of Nivolé Tableland in Valsavarenche",
Loch Noir Vallon: from Rosset Lake 1)-
in North near Trebecchi three Lochs, Leynir Pass, Taou or Tout Blanc (3084m, 3438m), with path and traces easily on Southwest Slope; 2)-
descent to Rhêmes Valley
, through Glacier, Vaudaletta Vallon
. Beautiful Ski-Mountaineering crossings.
Aouillé Vallon: 1)-
from Pont Roley Cross and in Northwest Teureun or Turin Alp (2396m), Plan Borgno(z) Pasture and Lake (2672m) on Borgno Tableland, with paths; from this in West Aouillé Glacier and Pass (3314m), without, through moraine and glacier. 2)-
Delicate descent in West by a small and steep icy gully (trail exposed to falling stones from L'Aouillé West-southwest Wall and South Crest), snowfields and moraine to Vaudaletta(z) Vallon
. Hike in an untamed poorly attended; prior to the establishment of P.N.G.P. frequented by hunters and climbers rare.
from Pont in North Roley Cross, small bridge up Nivolé Torrent, Teureun, Aouillé Pastures (2313m, 2322m, 2396, 2514m) to 1)-
North Manteau Pass (2789m) with path; 2)-
in West from fork 2590 metres to Pertcha Pass (3148/52m), with path-traces, moraines below Meyes Glacier. 3)-
From pass Entrelor Antesummit, Summit and short easy crossing to L'Aouillé Point (3391m, 3426m, 3445m), with traces, small rocks.
Entrelor Eastern Vallon: 1)-
from Eaux Rousses Hotel-parking in Northwest to Rondzegou, Ploriond, Djouan Pastures (1974m, 2126m, 2226m); from this in Southwest to 2)-
three Djouan Lochs (2507m, 2516m) between Low/Upper Alps, Lake Noir (2670m) to Entrelor Hill (3007m), with path Haute Route n° 2. From this 3)-
to South easily on ridge Northern and Southern Percià Points, with traces, debris and small rocks at terminal; 4)-
descent in Northwest to Western Entrelor Vallon-Rhêmes Valley
, path. A classic Ski-Mountaineering trip, where dispute the Trophy Rollandoz.
Sort Eastern Vallon: 1)-
from Low Lacs Alp (2535m) with path-moraine to Sort Pass (2970m); 2)-
to Western Vallon-Rhemes Valley
from Valsavarenche-Dégioz Chef Lieu (parking 1525m) to Fontaines, Woods Crottes and Flotta de Payel, Pavillon Royal Chasse near P.N.G.P. Cabine (2168m); from this in Northwest through old muletrack to Lorguibet/Fourquin de Bioula Saddle to Bioula Point (3413m).
from regional road in altitude about 1530 metres to Perrere and Grotta di Ran Alps (1720m); from this to connection of Ran two Torrents (1960m), after along Southern branch without path to Néquede Pass, better Carving (3022m). Would not recommend crossing.
from Bois de Clin Village (1392m) into very wild vallon not easily to Chamoussière Point (2944m), without path.
from Molère Village (1192m; Church 1232m) or Fenille Village (1304m) to West along the two torrents. Same remarks.
Arpilles-Mont Blanc Vallon:
from Bioley (1042m) in Rhemes Valley to South to Arpilles Alp-Gite d'étape E. Dayné (1809m) in Savara Valley, in South, P.N.G.P. Cabine near Mont Blanc Hill (2171m); from thys to North Mount Blanc (2201m), to South Mount Paillasse (2414 m) with good paths.