Ciaspolata in Paradiso - Guide Trek Alps Viaggi Natura nel Mondo

Lunch with snowshoes

Valle di Rhemes

Snowshoe trek in the Gran Paradiso national park, in the splendid valley of Rhemes, following the Grand Ru as far as Lac Pellaud, to discover the mountains in winter and the inhabitants that live there. Lunch at the wonderful Les Refuges restaurant, on the banks of lake Pellaud.

  • 1 day

  • from  20

  • Excursion

  • 20

  • By request
    any time in winter

Lunch with snowshoes - Valle di Rhemes

Winter is a beautiful season in the Gran Paradiso national park where, thanks to the snow, everything is hidden and secret.
Knowledge of the area makes walking along the old tracks of the park possible, and without too much effort.

Since ancient times, long canals called Ru, have been dug all over the Aosta valley to transport water over long distances from rivers or waterfalls to provide irrigation for fields and meadows. These Ru have been revalued and after being tidied up, given way to very pleasant walks. Their particular characteristic is to have only a slight slope making it possible to walk on level ground in the mountains!
Our “Ciaspolata” will be along the Grand Ru of Val di Rhemes as far as the Entrelor waterfall, and then descend towards one of the most enchanted places in the Park. Hidden among Larch and Pine trees is a fresh water spring that continually serves the tiny crystal-clear lake Pellaud. It’s here that Giuseppe, manager of Les Refuges restaurant, is waiting to offer us a well-earned typical Val d’Aosta lunch. Les Refuges is an old mountain hut refurbished with care with a fire always lit and its typical wooden furnishing that makes is warm and welcoming.

The walk in the snow will be the perfect occasion to work up an appetite and get to know some of secrets of the National Park that is enchanting in the winter surroundings. With a bit of luck we could see an animal that has chosen not to hibernate, but to survive winter in the open air.

All in all a day full of nature, sport and good food!

Participation fee

Min 1/max20 people.

Book at least 2 days before excursion date

Departure meeting 9.30, return arrival 16:00

180 euro for 1 person
90 euro each for 2 participants
45 euro each for 4 participants
30 euro each for 6 participants
20 euro each for 8 participants

Special offer fees are available for groups!

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?
  • Qualified guide
  • Snow shoes and poles (size 36 and upwards)
Whats not included in this tour.
  • Lunch in the Les Refuges restaurant (adults18euro, children over 8 years old 15 euro)
Accomodation Details

Les Refuges restaurant

Situated in a magical position on the banks of lake Pellaud. The restaurant is in an old mountain hut that has been rebuilt with care and attention. With a fire always lit and typical alpine furnishings that makes the atmosphere warm and welcoming, the staff are always helpful and ready to welcome visitors with meals of supreme quality .(

  1. Clothing

    Hiking boots, or strong waterproof shoes, pullover or fleece, wind/waterproof jacket, hat, backpack, water bottle, thermos flask and depending on type of trousers, gaiters. A camera and binoculars are strongly advised.

  2. Climate

    Constant temperatures during the day. In winter temperatures vary from +5°C to -10°C.
    This is the driest season where rainfall is rare.