5 days
Duration
Half board
Board
Advanced
Physicality
Yes
Guide
August, July, September
Month
Tor des Geants – Run the trails of the Giants. This is one of our most beautiful tours in the Aosta Valley, tracing the first part of the legendary Tor des Geants, from La Thuile to Cogne. You will be enjoying single tracks, beautiful sceneries and great food in the company of experienced guides. On this tour, comfort will have priority and we will be staying in three and four star hotels in charming villages along the way. If you are looking for a challenge combined with beautiful sceneries and a high level of comfort, Trails of the Giants is for you.

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Tor des Geants – Run the trail of the Giants
MEETING POINT Courmayeur outside the Hotel Croux
TIME 10 AM
INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
Half board
Four nights in refuges or 3-star hotels
Five day point to point trail running tour
Min. two persons
Guided tour
NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
Flight / Transport to Milan Malpensa
Lunch

How to book this tour

You can book this tour by paying a deposit equal to 25 percent of the total price of the tour. This tour is for a minimum of two participants.

When purchasing your flight, please make sure to arrive in Courmayeur the day before the tour begins. If you need help finding the right flight, feel free to contact us for assistance.

Please find our frequently asked questions here.

Tor des Geants – Run the Trails of the Giants

On the day of arrival, we will pick you up in Courmayeur and drive to La Thuile, our point of departure.

The trail will cross over several passes around 3000 m, including Col de la Crosetie (2838 m), Col Fenêtre (2840 m) and Col Entrelor (3.002 m). Along the way, we’ll be admiring breathtaking views of snow peaked mountains, glaciers and waterfalls. At the end of the day, we will head down to charming villages in the valley, where we will be eating delicious local dishes before heading back to our hotel rooms – and well needed sleep.

Enjoy the trails and spectacular views

Our guides know this area like the back of their hands and will get you safely through all stages of the tour, leaving you to enjoy some of the most beautiful and world famous trails.

We will meet in Courmayeur on the day of departure at 10 a.m. You may need an overnight stay before and after the tour. We will be happy to suggest a local hotel, where you will stay with the rest of the group the night before departure.

To and from Courmayeur

Nearest airports are Geneva, Milan and Malpensa. From all three airports you will be able to reach Courmayeur in approximately two hours by shuttle or car. When you have booked your tour, we will be happy to assist you finding the right transfer.

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Additional information

DestinationCourmayeur

Itinerary

As a participant in the running journey, you can expect four intense days with plenty of mountain running, good food and beautiful scenery. The journey is aimed at experienced runners.

1

Day 1

At 10:00: Gathering outside the Hotel Croux in Courmayeur. Transfer to La Thuile with briefing on board the bus. 11.00: short lunch and departure 18.00: Est. arrival at Planaval 20.00: Shared dinner

Stage description: La Thuile to Valgrisenche

The tour offers a spectacular ascent along the Cascate Rutor waterfall, where along the way there is the opportunity to get up close to the rushing water on bridges and viewpoints. The tour passes Rifugio Deffeyes (2494m) and Lago Rutor as well as the Rutor glacier. Lunch at rifugio Deffeyes and view of the glacier. Then passage of Passo Alto (2860m) and past Bicvacco Promoud. On the way on, the Col de la Crosatie (2838m) is passed and on the way down the lake Lac du Fond very close. Both passes that have to be climbed are very spectacular with fantastic views. in Planaval and take bus transport to Valgrisenche where we spend the night in a good hotel.

Distances: 27km (+2463/-2356hm)

2

Day 2

At 08.00: Breakfast and review of today’s stage. 9.00: Departure 16.00: Est. Arrival at Oyace 19.00: Common dinner

Stage description: Valgrisenche to Eaux Rousses

We start by going towards the Chalet de L’Epée before passing the Col Fenêtre (2840m). Then follows probably the most technical and difficult descent of the entire route towards the town of Rhêmes Notre Dame, where a stop is made for lunch. Then it goes up towards the passage of Col Entrelor (3002m), which marks the start of the Gran Paradiso National Park. Then follows a fantastic and very long descent towards Eaux Rousses, where along the way there is a view of Grivola and beautiful mountain lakes. Today’s route ends at Hostelleria du Paradis, which is the depot on the TDG route. Here we spend the night. Transfer to Pont Valsavarenche the next day

Distances: 30.3 km (+2526/-2502hm)

3

Day 3

At 09.00: Breakfast and review of today’s stage (30 km) 10.00: Departure on day trip. 18.00: Est. arrival at Hotel Grand Paradiso at 20.00: Shared dinner

Stage description: Traverse between Rif Vitorrio Emmanuell II and Rif Chabod

The round trip between the two high refuges offers fantastic views of the many peaks in the Valsavarenche valley. Among other things. can be seen both Gran Paradiso and Mont Grivola. We take the bus down to the large parking lot at Pont, which is full of mountain enthusiasts who want to hike, climb or ski. There is a wonderful atmosphere and the area exudes the joy of the outdoors. Along the way, we stop at both refuges and enjoy the fantastic views. Afterwards, we spend the night in the Hotel Gran Paradiso and there is therefore the opportunity to explore the area further – in other words, there is free play.

Distances 15.1 km (+1128/-1006hm)

4

Day 4

At 08.00: Breakfast and review of today’s stage. 9.00: Departure on the last day trip. 16.00: Est. arrival in Cogne. Check-in at hotel StambucoKl. 19.00: Joint farewell dinner

Stage description: Eaux Rousses to Cogne

Transfer to Alta Via 2 at Eaux Rousses to start today’s stage.The day first offers the passage of Col Loson (3299m). This is the highest point of the trip, which offers a really demanding ascent through fantastic surroundings. We are enriched with a view that gives a stomach ache. Then follows a very technical section of route and descent towards Rifugio Sella (2584m). On the way towards Sella there is a very high probability of seeing ibex. Very often you see large herds up to 20-40 animals staying on and around the walking route. We make a stop at Rifugio Sella before the relatively simple descent towards Valnontey. From there it is a few easy kilometers until we arrive in Cogne. Transfer to hotel in Courmayeur.

Distances: 25.4 km (+1814/-1700hm)

5

Day 5

Breakfast and departure

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