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TREK’N TOR

During the week of the Tor des Geants, one of the most important and famous trail running competitions on an international level, we’ll be following in the footprints of the giants of the future, covering some of the most evocative parts of the competition. Accompanied by a qualified guide, who will reveal all the secrets that the nature of the Valle d’Aosta has to hide, you’ll experience the emotion of the race.

The excursions will be daily and require a relatively good physical preparation.

  • 7 days

  • from  855

  • Excursion

  • 7 min

  • 8 September - 15 September 2019

    Book before the 25th of July

TREK’N TOR -

Daily excursion on foot along the route of the Tor des Geants trail running. Accommodation is included for those who wish to take part in all the excursions.

Programme:

Day 1 (Sunday)

  • Arrival in Coumayeur by 10.00. Meeting with guide and presentation of the weeks activities.
  • 00 meeting with the athletes on the departure line; we’ll experience the emotion of those last minutes before the start of this adventure. Immediately after, we’ll move on to La Thuile to anticipate the athletes on the track towards Deffeyes refuge where we can watch the first to pass. Packed lunch.
  • Return to La Thuile and transfer to accommodation in hotel. Briefing on next day’s activities.

Day 2 (Monday)

  • Breakfast in hotel
  • Transfer to Valsavaranche and climb towards Col Entrelor, one of the highest that the athletes must pass over. The valley is a magical place, inside the Gran Paradiso National Park, where apart from the athletes, it’s possible to meet with marmots, eagles and chamois. Packed lunch.
  • Return in the afternoon to hotel. Briefing on next day’s activities

Day 3 (Tuesday)

  • Breakfast in hotel.
  • Transfer to Sassa: on the border of Valle d’Aosta and almost a turning point: the athletes that arrive at Coda refuge, next stop on our excursion, know that they still have many km to cover, but that they have already covered a lot. Packed lunch.
  • Return to hotel in late afternoon. Briefing on next day’s activities

Day 4 (Wednesday)

  • Breakfast in hotel.
  • Transfer to Champoluc in Val d’Ayas from where we’ll walk towards Gran Tounalin refuge to continue, if our legs permit, towards Col di Nanaz. During the climb we’ll cheer on those athletes who have already covered many km! But we’ll have time to discover the secrets of the nature that surrounds us. Packed lunch
  • Return to hotel in late afternoon. Briefing on next day’s activities

Day 5 (Thursday)

  • Breakfast in hotel
  • Transfer to Saint Barthélemy to reach Magià refuge and then Cuney. From here a breath-taking view will frame the athletes as we cheer them on.
  • Return to hotel in late afternoon. Briefing on next day’s activities.

Day 6 ( Friday)

  • Breakfast in hotel
  • Transfer to Ollomont and climb to Champillon refuge and then Col Champillon. After a well-deserved rest, cheering the athletes on and listening to the curiosities that our guide will tell us about the valleys we can see after the pass, we’ll continue, following the future Giants as far as the village of Saint-Oyen. This will have been one of the most strenuous excursions of the week, we’ll start feeling tired and understand better still the athletes we meet.
  • Return late afternoon to hotel. Briefing on next day’s activities.

Day 7 (Saturday)

  • Breakfast in hotel
  • Transfer to Courmayeur to go towards the Giants, because, yes, those we meet during our walk in the val Ferret, will be the finishers of Tor des Geants. After passing Bertone refuge, whose warm welcome will accompany our last, strong emotions, we’ll conclude our day and our adventure accompanying the last to arrive to the finishing line, him/her too a Giant in all respects!
  • Return to hotel late afternoon: our adventure ends here!

Day 8 ( Sunday – optional)

  • Breakfast in hotel
  • Transfer to Courmayeur on your own for the ceremony and prize giving and to party with all the finishers that surprize us once again: exhaustion, blisters on feet, lack of sleep…. Things that don’t stop them from dancing during the party organised for the prize giving.
  • Return to Aosta on your own.
Participation fee

starting from € 855.00

Accommodation in rooms of two, three, four and five beds: the firsts registered can choose the preferred solution.

Minimum 7 participants for each group.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?
  • Accommodation, breakfast and packed lunches
  • Qualified guide all week
  • Private and/or public transfers
  • Organisation by Guide Trek Alps and travel agency
  • Health insurance coverage
Whats not included in this tour.
  • Evening meals and drinks from days 1 to 7
  • The ticket for public transport on day 8
  • Entrance tickets to museums, castles, cable cars and other attractions
  • Tips and anything not mentioned in “included in price”

Note:
It is possible to request a packed lunch at the hotel for the agreed price of € 5.00; in the hotel there is a restaurant where you can have dinner at the agreed price of € 10.00.

Accomodation

The Hotel Beau Sejour is located at the entrance of Valgrisenche valley, in the delightful town of Arvier, 14 km from Aosta. Family-run hotel, recently renovated, offers home cooking and Aosta Valley specialties. It has double and multiple rooms (3-4-5 beds) all with private bathroom; large room for breakfast and dinner.

FAQs
  1. Guide

    Davide D’Acunto

    Environmental / Hiking Guide. Scientific researcher  of Artic-Alpine species, with specific studies in Alpine and Scottish territories. English mother tongue

     

    Lolita Bizzarri

    Environmental/ Hiking guide.  Scientific researcher of Italian wildlife (mammals) with specific studies in Apennine and Mediterranean territory. English and French spoken

  2. Clothing

    Trekking boots are required, or sturdy shoes that keep the water, sweater or fleece, wind and rain jacket and trousers, hat, backpack, water bottle, sun cream, sunglasses. Recommended: trekking poles, camera and binoculars.

  3. Climate

    Considerable temperature variation between the early hours of the morning and midday. Possibility of rain or snow; remember weather changes are unpredictable and unexpected in mountainous areas. Possibility of snow underfoot on the high areas of Valle d’Aosta.

  4. How to get to Aosta:

    Milan Malpensa airport, Torino Caselle airport, Ginevra airport and bus transfer to Valle d’Aosta by bus, train or personal transport.

    Cost of transfers from and to Italy are NOT included