Val d'Ayas

Verra Glacier brushed with a finger

Perfect route for those who have never tried ebikes, easy and super scenic. Ascent and descent on the same route.

By: Comune di Ayas

Route category: MTB Downhill

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Length: 8000 m

Difficulty: Low

Great Classic of the Valley. It is a very easy route for beginners, but really evocative and fascinating. You start out from Champoluc and follow the main road to the large market car park. From here begins the path through the forest called Pian Villy where you can admire some sculptures by the most important artists in the Aosta Valley that will accompany you as far as Frachey. From this point along the main road you reach the village of St Jacques. From the church walk up the road along the stream until you reach a characteristic votive niche in the middle of the roadway, after which you should take the first road to the right.

From this point, a dirt track winds its way for 4 km through 19 hairpin bends to the large meadow of the Alpe di Verra. This is a unique place to observe the rose glaciers and the large glacial moraines. 

The return journey is on the same road as the one from Champoluc.

Details of the tour

Properties

Typology: MTB Downhill

Difficulty: Low

Ascent: 750 m

Descent: 750 m

Lowest point: 1600 m

Highest point: 2382 m

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Distance: 8000 m

KM/H: 15

Best time of the year

May, June, July, August, September, October

Features

Suitable for training Dog-friendly Ideal for families Wildlife interest Nature interest Panoramic

Where

Start point
Champoluc
Champoluc, 11020 Ayas AO

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Destination
Champoluc

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Plan Villy, l’oasi di Champoluc

0.15km

Val d'Ayas

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Plan Villy, the oasis of Champoluc

A short walk from the center of Champoluc, the ski lifts and the Monte Rosa SPA Center, an area in which to breathe in all the atmosphere of Monte Rosa

Altitude: 1500 m

Rue de la Traversa 23, 11020 Ayas (AO), 11020 Plan Villy AO

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Plan Villy

0.17km

Val d'Ayas

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Plan Villy, the oasis of Champoluc

A short walk from the center of Champoluc, the ski lifts and the Monte Rosa SPA Center, an area in which to breathe in all the atmosphere of Monte Rosa

Altitude: 1500 m

Rue de la Traversa 23, 11020 Ayas (AO), 11020 Plan Villy AO

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Pump Track

0.32km

Val d'Ayas

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Pump Track

Chemin de Barmes, Champoluc, 11020 Ayas AO

Bike park - Campo scuola

0.32km

Val d'Ayas

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Bike Park - Campo scuola

Chemin des Barmes, Champoluc, 11020 Ayas AO

Basket

0.36km

Val d'Ayas

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Campo da Basket

Chemin des Barmes, Champoluc, 11020 Ayas AO

Campi da Padel

0.49km

Val d'Ayas

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Campi da Padel

Chemin des Barmes, Champoluc, 11020 Ayas AO

desk dell'Ufficio del Turismo a Champoluc

1.06km

Val d'Ayas

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Ayas Tourism office - Champoluc

Via Varasc, 16, 11022 Champoluc AO

Lago di Lochien, tranquillity and unparallaled views

1.58km

Val d'Ayas

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Lago di Lochien, tranquillity and unparallaled views

Set in a corner of the valley far from everything, nestled in the silence of the peaks, the Lake of Lochien is an enchanted place nestled where the forest gives way to the high mountains.

Altitude: 2277 m

Lago di Lochien, quiete e vista ineguagliabile

1.61km

Val d'Ayas

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Lago di Lochien, tranquillity and unparallaled views

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Altitude: 2277 m

Mascognaz, dove il tempo si è fermato

1.78km

Val d'Ayas

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Mascognaz, where time has stopped

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Mascognaz

1.81km

Val d'Ayas

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Mascognaz, where time has stopped

No place concentrates so many magnificent traditional rascards as the village of Mascognaz, a magical place with an atmosphere of yesteryear.

Altitude: 1822 m

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The Hidden Village of Cunéaz

2.00km

Val d'Ayas

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The Hidden Village of Cunéaz

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Il villaggio nascosto di Cunéaz

2.11km

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The hidden village of Cunéaz

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Altitude: 2036 m

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The hidden village of Cunéaz

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The hidden village of Cunéaz

An ancient village rich in history: Cunéaz holds some architectural gems such as its oldest rascard, dating back to the 15th century.

Altitude: 2036 m

Fraz. Cuneaz, 11020 Ayas AO

Il villaggio di Resy: sull’antica via Walser

3.11km

Val d'Ayas

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The village of Resy:on the ancient Walser route

A small group of houses clinging to the mountain, a millennial waypoint on the trail connecting the valleys of Gressoney, Ayas and Valtournenche

Altitude: 2066 m

Resy, 11020 Ayas (AO), 11020 Resy AO

Resy

3.13km

Val d'Ayas

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Il villaggio di Resy:on the ancient Walser route

A small group of houses clinging to the mountain, a millennial waypoint on the trail connecting the valleys of Gressoney, Ayas and Valtournenche

Altitude: 2066 m

Resy, 11020 Ayas (AO), 11020 Resy AO

Fiery e la Pensione Bellavista: un crocevia di storia

3.38km

Val d'Ayas

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Fiery and the Pensione Bellavista: a crossroad of history

A small cluster of houses dominated by the old Pensione Bellavista, a place full of charm from which to savor an unparalleled view of the entire Ayas Valley.

Altitude: 1878 m

Fraz. Fiery, 11020 Ayas AO

Fiery and the Pensione Bellavista: a crossroad of history

3.38km

Val d'Ayas

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Fiery and the Pensione Bellavista: a crossroad of history

A small cluster of houses dominated by the old Pensione Bellavista, a place full of charm from which to savor an unparalleled view of the entire Ayas Valley.

Altitude: 1878 m

fraz. Fiery, 11020 Ayas AO

Lago Perrin

4.11km

Val d'Ayas

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Lago Perrin, in equilibrium among mountain peaks

Practically suspended between rocky peaks and soft slopes, Lake Perrin is a placid body of water with incredible views of the peaks of Monte Rosa

Altitude: 2635 m

11020 Ayas (AO), 11020 Ayas AO

Sci di fondo

4.35km

Val d'Ayas

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Cross-country Ski Centre

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SkyClimb Mezzalama & Vertical Race

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Val d'Ayas

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SkyClimb Mezzalama & Vertical Race

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SkyClimb Mezzalama & Vertical Race

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Val d'Ayas

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SkyClimb Mezzalama & Vertical Race

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I laghi del Monterosa ski

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0.93km

Val d'Ayas

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The lakes on the Monterosa ski route

Discovering all the lakes that nestle beneath the snow on the ski slopes during winter

Duration: 3 hours

Length: 15000 m

Difficulty: High

Il grande Cult delle escursioni in Mountain bike in Val d'Ayas

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0.95km

Val d'Ayas

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The Great Cult of Mountain Biking in Val d'Ayas

Reaching your first real refuge on an Ebike has never been so much fun.

Duration: 4 hours

Length: 25000 m

Difficulty: Medium

alla scoperta di Ayas villaggi

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0.96km

Val d'Ayas

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AYAS constellation of unique villages

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Duration: 3 hours

Length: 19000 m

Difficulty: Medium

lago blu

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2.92km

Val d'Ayas

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BLUE LAKE - short tour

The shortest hike to the most popular excursion destination in the upper Ayas Valley

Duration: 2 hours 40 minutes

Difficulty: Medium

Il Ru Courtaud

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4.07km

Val d'Ayas

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Il Ru Courtaud

Duration: 5 hours

Length: 25000 m

Difficulty: Medium

14 tunnels carved into the rock

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5.33km

Val d'Ayas

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14 tunnels carved into the rock

Scenic and Panoramic. The ancient aqueduct, a masterpiece of medieval engineering

Duration: 3 hours

Length: 19000 m

Difficulty: Medium

Lago di frudière

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Val d'Ayas

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Tour Le Otto Montagne: excursion in the wild valley of Graines and the lakes of Frudière

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Difficulty: Medium

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BLUE LAKE - long tour

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Length: 12000 m

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Tour des Six

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Val d'Ayas

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Happy Trekking

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Happy Trekking in Gressoney

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Excursion to Capanna Margherita with Alpine Guide

The highest refuge in Europe 4554 m

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Farmacia Costa

0.07km

Val d'Ayas

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Farmacia Costa

Farmacia a Champoluc

Piazzale Ramey, Champoluc, 11020 Ayas AO

Terme Monterosa SPA

0.14km

Val d'Ayas

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Terme Monterosa SPA

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Piazzale Ramey, 1, 11020 Champoluc AO

Telemark Skiset Ski & Bike Hire

0.23km

Val d'Ayas

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Telemark Skiset Ski & Bike Hire

30 anni di professionalità al vostro servizio

Route Ramey 73 Frazione Champoluc, 11020 Champoluc AO

Ski Rent La Glisse

0.29km

Val d'Ayas

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Ski Rent La Glisse

Comodo noleggio per attrezzatura da sci situato alla partenza della funivia principale di Champoluc
Parco Avventura Champoluc

0.59km

Val d'Ayas

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Parco Avventura Champoluc

Società Guide Alpine Champoluc-Ayas Monte Rosa

0.89km

Val d'Ayas

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Alpine Guide Company - Champoluc - Ayas Monte Rosa

Your adventure companions on Monte Rosa

Rue des Guides, 3, 11020 Champoluc AO

Ski School Champoluc

0.96km

Val d'Ayas

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Ski School Champoluc

Skiing with professionals in complete safety.

Route Ramey 67 11020 Champoluc Ayas (AO), 11020 Champoluc AO

Scuola Sci Champoluc

0.97km

Val d'Ayas

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Ski School Champoluc

Skiing with professionals in complete safety.

Route Ramey 67 11020 Champoluc Ayas (AO), 11020 Champoluc AO

Libreria Livres et Musique

1.01km

Val d'Ayas

Culture

Libreria Livres et Musique

Libreria di montagna a Champoluc

Route Varasc, 8, 11020 Champoluc AO

Parrucchiere Lostris Hair Studio

1.01km

Val d'Ayas

Wellness

Parrucchiere Lostris Hair Studio

Cura e bellezza del capello

Route Varasc, 10, 11020 Champoluc AO

Negozio dell’Artigianato L’Artisanà

4.21km

Val d'Ayas

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Negozio dell’Artigianato L’Artisanà

La vetrina dell'artigianato valdostano ai piedi del Monte Rosa

Rue de l'Eglise - Località Antagnod, 11020 AYAS AO

Scuola Sci Antagnod

4.29km

Val d'Ayas

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Antagnod Ski School

A Ski School for all levels, learning while having fun and in total serenity

Rue Tchavagnod, 6 11020 – Antagnod (AO), 11020 Antagnod AO

Antagnod Ski School

4.30km

Val d'Ayas

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Antagnod Ski School

A Ski School for all levels, learning while having fun and in total serenity

Rue Tchavagnod, 6 11020 – Antagnod (AO), 11020 Antagnod AO

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Val d'Ayas

Area pic nic "Plan Villy" - Ayas

Plan Villy, 11020 Ayas AO

Ristorante Il Balivo

0.17km

Val d'Ayas

Il Balivo Restaurant

Restaurant with menu inspired by tradition with zero-kilometre products

Route Ramey, 102, Champoluc, 11020 Ayas AO

Ristorante Kondor

0.20km

Val d'Ayas

Ristorante Kondor

Route Ramey 67/A - Champoluc, 11020 Ayas AO

Le Sapin

0.22km

Val d'Ayas

Restaurant Le Sapin

Traditional dishes from Valle d'Aosta in the heart of Champoluc

Route Ramey, 73, Champoluc, 11020 Ayas AO

Ristorante Pizzeria Lo Bistrot

0.31km

Val d'Ayas

Ristorante Pizzeria Lo Bistrot

Route Ramey 66, Champoluc, 11020 Ayas AO

Ristorante Restò Tatà

0.43km

Val d'Ayas

Ristorante Restò Tatà

Route Ramey 50, Champoluc, 11020 Ayas AO

Pizzeria Luppolo e Grano

0.47km

Val d'Ayas

Pizzeria Luppolo e Grano

Route Ramey 50, Champoluc, 11020 Ayas AO

Le Petit Coq

0.55km

Val d'Ayas

Ristorante Le Petit Coq

Località Villy, 11020 Ayas AO

Ristorante Villa Anna Maria

0.65km

Val d'Ayas

Ristorante Villa Anna Maria

Via Croues 5, Champoluc, 11020 Ayas AO

Ristorante Le Rocher

0.68km

Val d'Ayas

Ristorante Le Rocher

Loc. Villy 10 , 11020 Ayas AO

Ristorante Petit Tournalin

0.68km

Val d'Ayas

Ristorante Petit Tournalin

Località Villy 2, Frachey, 11020 Ayas AO

Pub Ristorante West Road

0.70km

Val d'Ayas

Pub Ristorante West Road

Strada Regionale 45, Frachey, 11020 Ayas AO

Brasserie du Breithorn

0.73km

Val d'Ayas

Brasserie du Breithorn

A journey through the flavours of the Alps

Route Ramey, 27, Champoluc, 11020 Ayas AO

Ristorante La Cave de la Rouja

0.74km

Val d'Ayas

Ristorante La Cave de la Rouja

Rue des Guides 19 bis - Champoluc, 11020 Ayas AO

Ristorante Pizzeria Churen

0.80km

Val d'Ayas

Restaurant Pizzeria Churen

Excellent pizzas, Sardinian dishes and typical Valtellina specialities made with genuine ingredients, in Champoluc

Rue des Guides, 19, Champoluc, 11020 Ayas AO

Sans Souci Birreria & Brasserie

0.80km

Val d'Ayas

Sans Souci Brewery & Brasserie

Gourmet sandwiches. craft beers and more

Route Ramey 10, Champoluc, 11020 Ayas AO

Ristorante L’Essentiel da Andreone

0.81km

Val d'Ayas

L'Essentiel da Andreone Restaurant

Traditional Valdostana flavours but also fish specialities

Route Ramey 17, Champoluc, 11020 Ayas AO

Ristorante Rifugio Vieux Crest

0.85km

Val d'Ayas

Ristorante Rifugio Vieux Crest

Loc. Crest, 11020 Ayas AO

Ristorante Castor

0.87km

Val d'Ayas

Ristorante Castor

Route Ramey 2 - Champoluc, 11020 Ayas AO

Café du Centre

0.87km

Val d'Ayas

Café du Centre

Rue Ciarlatzé, 2 - Champoluc, 11020 Ayas AO

Hotel De Champoluc

0.29km

Val d'Ayas

Hotel De Champoluc

Route Ramey 65, Champoluc, 11020 Ayas AO

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Hotel Le Petit Abri

0.32km

Val d'Ayas

Hotel Le Petit Abri

Route Varasc, 70/A, 11020 Champoluc AO

HOTEL DE CHAMPOLUC

0.33km

Val d'Ayas

HOTEL DE CHAMPOLUC

Via Ramey, 65, CHAMPOLUC AO

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Au Charmant Petit Lac - Ecohotel Parc & Spa

0.51km

Val d'Ayas

Au Charmant Petit Lac - Ecohotel Parc & Spa

Route Ramey 50, 11020 Champoluc AO

Hotel Petit Tournalin

0.53km

Val d'Ayas

Hotel Petit Tournalin

Frazione Villy, 2, Champoluc, 11020 Ayas AO

Le Rocher Hotel

0.63km

Val d'Ayas

Le Rocher Hotel

Loc. Villy 10, SR45, 11020 Champoluc - Ayas AO

Hotel Villa Anna Maria

0.64km

Val d'Ayas

Hotel Villa Anna Maria

Rue Croues 5, Champoluc, 11020 Ayas AO

ALBERGO VILLA ANNA MARIA

0.67km

Val d'Ayas

ALBERGO VILLA ANNA MARIA

Via Croues, 5 - Loc Champoluc, CHAMPOLUC AO

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Hotel California

0.72km

Val d'Ayas

Hotel California

Loc. Frachey, 11020 Ayas AO

Hotel Rouja

0.72km

Val d'Ayas

Hotel La Rouja Resort & SPA

Rue des Guides, 19bis, 11020 Champoluc Ayas AO

Hotel Bellevue

0.72km

Val d'Ayas

Hotel Bellevue

Route Ramey, 16a, Champoluc, 11020 Ayas AO

Hotel l'Aiglon

0.72km

Val d'Ayas

Hotel l'Aiglon

Route Ramey, 16/b, Champoluc, 11020 Ayas AO

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HOTEL BELLEVUE - CHAMPOLUC

0.73km

Val d'Ayas

HOTEL BELLEVUE

Via Ramey, 16/A - Champoluc, CHAMPOLUC AO

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Hotel Les Coupoles

0.74km

Val d'Ayas

Hotel Les Coupoles

Route Ramey ,14, Champoluc, 11020 Ayas AO

Hotel Breithorn

0.74km

Val d'Ayas

Hotel Breithorn

Route Ramey, 27, 11020 Champoluc AO

HOTEL L'AIGLON

0.75km

Val d'Ayas

HOTEL L'AIGLON

Via Ramey, 16/B - Champoluc, CHAMPOLUC AO

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Hotel Breithorn

0.75km

Val d'Ayas

Hotel Breithorn

Route Ramey, 27, 11020 Champoluc AO

RESIDENCE LES COUPOLES

0.77km

Val d'Ayas

RESIDENCE LES COUPOLES

Route Ramey, 14 - Champoluc, CHAMPOLUC AO

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Rifugio Vieux Crest

0.84km

Val d'Ayas

Rifugio Vieux Crest

Loc. Crest - Chemin L'Alta n.1, 10/12, 11020 Ayas AO

HOTEL CAMPZERO ACTIVE LUXYURY RESORT

0.85km

Val d'Ayas

HOTEL AETHOS MONTEROSA

Strada Regionale 45, n 16 Champoluc, CHAMPOLUC AO

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14 tunnels carved into the rock

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14 tunnels carved into the rock

Scenic and Panoramic. The ancient aqueduct, a masterpiece of medieval engineering

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Il Ru Courtaud

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Il Ru Courtaud

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The Great Cult of Mountain Biking in Val d'Ayas

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alla scoperta di Ayas villaggi

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AYAS constellation of unique villages

Ayas is a municipality that encompasses many ancient villages, originally connected by characteristic mule tracks.

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Length: 19000 m

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