Difficulty: easy
When:
from 15 June to 15 September, from 4 December to 14 April

Alagna and Gressoney both tell different stories but from another perspective

You cannot say that you know Alagna if you have not visited Gressoney for at least one day. Alagna and Gressoney have the same history, the same Walser traditions and both communities are devoted to the same mountain. If getting to know Monte Rosa is really your dream, then climbing Col d’Olen to descend into the heart of the Lys valley is an absolute must. The distance between the two towns by car is 250 km, but if you take the Monterosaski lifts, in just over an hour, you will see and learn about the mountain of the Walser from a different perspective.

Trip programme: Alagna and Gressoney in one day

We will rendezvous at the Cheiscerie at 8.30. (Did you know that a Cheiscerie in Walser German is a cheese shop? Rest assured, we will not make you eat fondue early in the morning, a coffee and Nancy’s radiant smile is all we need for a good start.)

After a cup of coffee, we’ll take a 40 min cable car ride up to Passo dei Salati (2980 m) where we will have an amazing full frontal view of Monte Rosa on the Valsesian side and then still taking the ski lifts, descend to Staffal. From there, a shuttle ride will take us to Gressoney Saint Jean and then we’ll take a walk to Castel Savoia, the residence of Queen Margherita. We will visit the palace with its beautiful botanical garden and then go to Gressoney La Trinitè for lunch. We will visit the heart of the town with its beautiful municipal square, which is considered the beating heart of the community, the church of the Holy Trinity and the small cemetery. After that we will return to Alagna on the ski lifts scheduled for 4.30 pm.

Prices

Individual fee
2/3 participants 125 €
4/9 participants 110 €
groups 8/20 participants 90 €
price includes: lifts round trip Alagna Gressoney, lunch, Castel Savoia tour, transfer Staffal Gressoney Saint Jean, tourist guide