• The big bench of the Pilaz Hill

The big bench of the Pilaz Hill

Resorts: La Magdeleine

Technical Information


Difficulty: E – Excursion route without technical difficulty
Periodo consigliato: from 1/12 to 30/03
Difference in height: +150 m
Time one-way: 40/60 minutes
Time back: 30/50 minutes

Turn left at the first bend beyond the church of La Magdeleine, in the hamlet of Vieu. Follow the signs for Chamois and continue until the road is interrupted.

The route continues on a snowy road for about 20/30 minutes. Near a bend, walk uphill on path n ° 1A (not beaten by mechanical means) for about 20 minutes. However, it is possible to continue on the beaten track up to the crossroads that indicate the descent towards Col Pilaz.

The path climbs gently, borders the Valéry pasture and slowly arrives at Col Pilaz where a large red bench stands out. From here you have a great view on the Matterhorn. The return can always be done on the path or on the road for a circular route.

The walk is suitable for the whole family. For those who want to walk more, from Col Pilaz you can continue towards the Champlong lakes or go down to Chamois. Lovers of ski mountaineering can climb up to the hill following the road.

Note - this information is not directly connected to the Cammino Balteo path but it is part of the Aosta Valley tourist offer.