• Stage 5

    Arnad - Challand-Saint-Victor

    Cammino Balteo

Arnad - Challand-Saint-Victor

Resorts: Arnad, Challand-Saint-Victor

A medium to difficult stage which follows ancient mule tracks on exposed slopes, allowing visitors to discover numerous villages at fairly high altitude, immersed in woods and farmland.

Technical Information

Route

Wild roses, broom and alders flank the climb from the hamlet of Ville di Arnad, a little upstream form the Vallaise Castle, towards the Col Vert, along this ancient mule track, now almost forgotten. The gradual ascent leads through gorgeous chestnut woods and tiny clusters of houses; now abandoned, yet still marvellous examples of rural architecture. Looking north from Col Vert, the traveller can even glimpse Mont Carogne, so-called because it steals the morning sunlight from Verrès below.

Zig-zagging through the rhododendrons, the path descends towards Challand-Saint-Victor, reaching the spectacular Isollaz waterfall before ascending once more to the village.

Duration going there

5h20

Duration coming back

5h05

Length

12.789 m

Recommended times

from 01/05 to 31/10

Difficulties

E - Excursionist

Difference in level

+1144 m -890 m